On cats and newsrooms

Melissa Worden has a nice post on the Multimedia News Producers Workshop in Minneapolis. Someone put together a funny video about newsroom training being similar to training cats to fetch. Since herding them didn’t work, maybe teaching them to fetch will? I have to agree that training about “that Internet” is a lot of like… Continue reading On cats and newsrooms

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This is strange enough to make Fark’s top page

Somehow I totally missed this Tennessee tale. Drew Curtis, founder of the hugely popular “news” site Fark.com, says the new media manager of a Memphis Fox TV station tried to hack his site. Curtis has done e-mail interviews with Mediaverse, a Memphis media blog, and ValleyWag, the Silicon Valley alpha-attitude gossip blog. Curtis says he’s… Continue reading This is strange enough to make Fark’s top page

Resizing photos based on the content!

Content-aware image resizing is an amazing technloogy.  Watch the video to get an idea of how it works. I wonder how far it is from being adopted? Course, it brings up ethical issues. As the examples show, people or objects can just disappear from the resized photo.