Weekly Update SJSU Crime Watch

Team Name SJSU CRIMEWATCH:

What we did the past week: We submitted one 90 second in-depth story and daily content of incidents that have happened around campus.

Issues we had with gathering material (finding sources, verifying facts, interviews, etc.): Former Police Chief Decena was the source we got to interview. We posted from bulletin but did not verify certain incidents such as “medical attention.”

Issues we had with producing the content (writing, recording, editing, etc.): Vinny had trouble access Selina Storyline and was not able to post from her account. Need to have Vinny’s storyline figured out.

Technical issues (with WordPress or Alexa, etc.):None.

Other questions we ran into:

What we are going to do this week. Things to improve. Who is doing what:We plan to improve by:
Introduce each post with “Here are Wednesday’s top THREE (any #) crime stories”
Include the time and date!
Call police to ask questions about at LEAST one story per reporter
Instead of writing the script for Alexa, RECORD the scripts in your voice
Order the stories in ORDER OF IMPORTANCE

How we are going to test our skill this week: Instead of just posting to storyline we will test with Alexa

Weekly Status Update

Team Name (tag this post with your team name as well): SJSU Crime Watch

What we did the past week: Posted one flash briefing. Gathered info for one in-depth story.

Issues we had with gathering material (finding sources, verifying facts, interviews, etc.): The material is not posted on the SJSU crime bulletin in real time so we have to wait 24 hours before we can see it. Our posts will include events from the previous day instead of the day of publication.

Issues we had with producing the content (writing, recording, editing, etc.): None

Technical issues (with WordPress or Alexa, etc.): Vinny cannot access storyline.

Other questions we ran into: None

What we are going to do this week. Things to improve. Who is doing what: This week we will produce an in-depth story and update SJSU Crime Watch skill every day or as many days as there is content on the crime log.

How we are going to test our skill this week: Ask Alexa to read the in-depth story.

Help we need: Ideas for future in-depth stories.

Week 2 Assignment

ABC News Update is published by ABC News Radio and is updated every hour. The ABC News Update is a newscast that includes the latest headlines at the time of publication. I chose this skill because I enjoy watching ABC’s World News Tonight and when I saw that this skill was published by ABC I expected something of similar quality. This skill’s “job” is to inform listeners of the most important things that are happening in the country and the world in two minutes or less. Many people struggle to get news because they don’t have time to sit and scroll through enough online content to inform themselves of every important subject in the news or they don’t have time to sit and watch an hourly newscast. This skill attempts to solve that problem by condensing every headline that hour into two minutes. From a design thinking perspective, this skill attempts to fulfill people’s desire to feel informed and engaged with what is happening in the world. The KRON4 News skill is a Bay Area news and weather flash briefing that is published by Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. I chose this skill because of its connection to the Bay Area, California. This news update is my favorite one because of the speaker’s conversational tone when delivering the news. The CNN Flash Briefing published by CNN Interactive Group, Inc. is another news update that I surveyed after discovering it under the recommended section. The CNN and ABC flash briefings were less appealing because the speaker sounded like they were yelling and speaking too fast for me to really comprehend what they were saying.