Moving Online into the Newsroom

Most newspapers have traditionally not made room for online producers and editors in their newsrooms, shuffling them off instead to a different floor, or to a different building entirely.|But in the past few years, many newspapers have decided that having two newsrooms — one for print and one for online — doesn’t make much sense. One by one, papers are moving their online editorial staff into the main newsroom. –Jane…

Michael Jackson (The Official Press Room)

“We intend to try our case in the courtroom, not in the public or the media.” –Michael Jackson, on a website devoted to trying his case in public and in the media. –Michael Jackson (The Official Press Room) I don’t actually blame the guy for wanting to have his say, but it’s a bit hypocritical to criticize what you are doing while you are doing it. Having said that, the…

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Moveable Type Frustration

Moveable Type FrustrationLiteracy Weblog) I’ve been using MT since the middle of September and haven’t had a single problem with it — until now. Since some time over the weekend, none of the 40 or so authors on blogs.setonhill.edu have been able to post comments. They can still post blog entries, but we can’t comment anymore, which really disrupts the culture that had developed online. I’ve sent technical requests to…

Vocaloid "Singing Synthesis Software"

VOCALOID allows song writers to generate superb authentic-sounding singing on their PCs by simply inputting the words and notes of their compositions. The software synthesizes the sound from “vocal libraries” of recordings of actual singers, such as those being developed by Zero-G, and retains the vocal qualities of the original singing voices to reproduce real-sounding vocals. VOCALOID also features simple commands enabling users to add expressive effects, and as it…

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Disney quits Peter Pan film after row over Gt Ormond St

Walt Disney has pulled out of the new $140 million film version of Peter Pan after refusing to give a share of its profits to a children’s hospital in London… Barrie transferred the copyright of his famous creations to the hospital in his will. The hospital has full control over all productions of the play and is supposed to benefit financially from each subsequent adaptation. –Disney quits Peter Pan film…