Media Helping Media’s Free Training Resources

Some useful-looking journalism resources. These training modules have been put together to offer ongoing help to journalists in transition states, post-conflict countries, and areas where the media is still developing. The only condition for using these modules is that you let us know if you spot any typos. Many have been written on planes, in departure lounges and in hotels and they may contain spelling errors. Also, please credit Media Helping Media (or the…

45 Epic Blender Tutorials

We’ve scoured the web in search of the best Blender tutorials out there and compiled a list of 45 of the most epic we could find. This collection includes a variety of tutorials covering everything from modeling and animation, to rigging and VFX. So grab a coffee and savor the Blender goodness! –45 Epic Blender Tutorials.

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YouTube & News: A New Kind of Visual News

What is the nature of news on YouTube? What types of events “go viral” and attract the most viewers? How does this agenda differ from that of the traditional news media? Do the most popular videos on YouTube tend to be videos produced by professional news organizations, by citizens or by political interest groups or governments? How long does people’s attention seem to last? The Pew Research Center’s Project for…

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n+1: The Stupidity of Computers

Computers are pretty dumb, but they’re dumb fast. Computers are near-omnipotent cauldrons of processing power, but they’re also stupid. They are the undisputed chess champions of the world, but they can’t understand a simple English conversation. [...] [On SHRDLU:] Every human sentence had to be transformed into a logical syntax that represented its meaning. The sentence “pick up a red block” was represented as the following: (((PICK UP A BIG…