Teresa Ovalle

Welcome to Me

To Visit Or Not To Visit The Deep Web_An Ethical Essay

After examining these issues and further research, write a short essay (300-500 words) on a topic of your choice related to either a Journalism or Deep Web Internet ethics topics.

Looking through the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, it seems clear that using the Deep Web as a source is not an ethical thing to do. There are inherent dangers to this, but I can understand its use by a journalists.

There are four codes that caught my eye and relate directly to this subject.

The first code is, “Consider sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Explain why anonymity was granted.”
Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on To Visit Or Not To Visit The Deep Web_An Ethical Essay

The Deep Web_ A Blog Post

After reading and watching the information about the Deep Web, write a short blog post supporting your position for, or against, the use of the Deep Web for investigative journalism (protecting sources). Cite all sources, as appropriate. Comment on two of your classmates’ posts.

  1. If a journalist uses the Deep Web to connect with sources, does this act, in effect, support the Deep Web and the other illegal activities it is used for? Why or why not?
  2. Does the duty of the press to report supersede the ethical issue of utilize the Deep Web?
  3. Are there ethical practices/standards that journalists should abide by in using the Deep Web?

Looking through the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, it seems clear that using the Deep Web as a source is an ethical thing to do. There are inherent dangers to this, but I can understand its use by a journalists.

There are four codes that caught my eye and relate directly to this subject.
Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on The Deep Web_ A Blog Post

Who Owns the Code?

You and your partner will debate the ethics of either:

  • The case described in this ComputerWorld article, “Who Owns the Code? Beware Copyright Pitfalls” (Jan 30, 2009)
  • The Righthaven case

Click the link below to view our team’s debate:

https://voicethread.com/new/share/6885369/

You may need Voice Thread to view this debate.

Comments Off on Who Owns the Code?

Social Media Account Ownership

For this presentation you will examine the connection between ethics and law/policy discussing one of the three issues identified in the module readings:

  • Candidate screening: Are companies who use social media acting ethically?
  • Social media account ownership: is it ethical for employees to leave an organization and take social accounts, and followers, with them?
  • Monitoring employees social media activity: Do employers have the right to curtail employees’ use of social media? Ask for employee’s passwords? Where do privacy and free speech issues come into play?

Click the link below to see the Ignite-style presentation:

http://capture.quinnipiac.edu/recordings/tovalle/Ovalle_Mod_3_Ignite_Project/Ovalle_Mod_3_Ignite_Project_-_20150608_002914_15.html

Comments Off on Social Media Account Ownership

To Hire Or Not To Hire_An Ethical Essay

Your essay should:

Identify a scenario from the assessment that you either got “incorrect” or felt was difficult to answer.
Explain how/why you feel you were right (not incorrect) or why it was difficult to answer.
What ethical theories are at play in the dilemma you selected? Explain.

I thought the assessments were interesting because most of the questions weren’t related to anything I would actually experience, so I answered them well, however, I think it really depends on the circumstance I’m in when it happens.

For instance, the one question that I did answer incorrectly dealt with hiring a DJ for my daughter’s upcoming birthday.  Hiring the DJ wasn’t the issue.  The issue was that the DJ was a relative of a business partner.  I thought that if I hired the DJ for her going rate, I would have ethically done right.  This wasn’t the case.  Because the business partner gave me the DJ’s name, this was ethical violation because of conflict of interest.
Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on To Hire Or Not To Hire_An Ethical Essay

To Impose or Not to Impose

Does what you think count?

Is it ever appropriate to impose your own point of view on a client’s project design while developing the requirements, to reveal what you think is a better idea? How should you communicate to the client if they have a bad idea? How do you even know if it’s a bad idea?

I don’t think one should impose their will on their client, but I do think one should share their opinion with the client, especially if the client is heading in the wrong direction.

Several years ago, my command went through a ‘web refresh’ project. Contractors were hired to help us rebuild our websites and to help us manage a content management system, both of which we knew little about.

We met with the contractors to explain what we were looking for. The contractors also had a list of questions to help guide our thoughts. The questions weren’t solicited to guide our thoughts to their ideas, the questions were used to ensure we understood what we wanted and to help the contractors understand that as well. It was very effective.
Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on To Impose or Not to Impose

Communication Tip

What is effective communication?

Provide a “TIP:” on how to employ effective communication techniques. You can not repeat a tip already presented.

Communication is a key component in project management lifecycle. Without communication, a plan has little chance of survival. To ensure the health of your communication process during all aspects of a project, I suggest using the Up, Down and Around tip.

I like this tip because it’s visual. Who above you needs to know where you are in the project management lifecycle? Think about updates and obstacles. Think about what is standing in your way and what is going well. Ask the question, “If I were my boss, what would I want to know and how often would I want to be updated?” Your boss may give you direction, but if not, this one simple question will help you fulfill your requirements to your boss.

  Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on Communication Tip

Foreseeable Events & Unexpected Chaos

In this weeks readings Doug DeCarlo says two provocative things:

“…we’re often trying to plan the unplannable, even if we do have time, and we keep thinking that if we can actually plan better, we’ll get a better grip on the unplannable.”

“…if you’re a professional project manager, what you’re going to need is unlearning… to forget a lot of stuff…managing what you might call chaos and dealing with the unknown and not tracking things to a baseline but tracking things to what’s possible, being wed to the possibilities not to the baseline, that kind of thing.”

Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Is there a balance between planning for foreseeable events and unexpected chaos? Feel free to draw inspiration from literature, history, or current events.

See my answer below:
Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on Foreseeable Events & Unexpected Chaos