articles of interest - Oct 24



Facebook Says It Still Isn't a Media Company Despite Deciding What's Newsworthy  Fortune

Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate  BuzzFeed

Social-media endorsements are the latest thing in advertising  Economist

The Social Mediators: 7 Young Social Stars Share Their Rules For Engagement  Fast Company

First Snapchat-Native Documentary Films to Launch From PBS Series POV  Variety


Would You Click on These Fake Gmail Alerts?  Motherboard


The Feds Already Have Your Face in a Database  Gizmodo

The Internet of Things: When Toasters Go Online  Blooomberg

Are E-sports Eating Up Traditional Sports Viewership?  Watching other people play video games is just as compelling to millennial men as baseball and hockey  MIT Technology Review


Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art  NPR

How the Web Became Unreadable: I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design  Backchannel

Tiny Hand Will Be Your New Comic Sans: BuzzFeed News made a font  BuzzFeed

108 million web users are color blind. Tips for designing keeping them in mind Ux Planet

Disenfranchised by Bad Design  Propublica



Three big data trends that 2016 brought out: Spark, Multi-core Servers, & IoT  Dzone

Spark for Scale: the fundamental concepts  Social Cops

MachineLearning is like a deep-fat fryer  IdleWords


Writers Group Seeks Middle Ground on Campus Speech  Inside Higher Ed


The Billion Dollar Copyright Lawsuit that could Legalize a new kind of Scam  Fast Company

Rolling Stone Defamation Trial: UVA Student Who Made Up Rape Story Got Tattoo To Mark It  Huff Post


Education Department opens civil rights investigation at Baylor University  Politico

Connie Chung ‘went through hell’ as a woman in journalism  Page Six

'Mansplaining' On 'Jeopardy!'  Huff Post


Study: Immigrants Face Backlash But Do The Same To The Next Group  NPR


Graduation Gap for Black Football Players  Inside Higher Ed

ProPublica Reveals Discriminatory Pricing By Computer Algorithms  NPR

The Importance of Talking Explicitly About Race  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Growing Racial Disparities in Student Debt  Inside Higher Ed

Every Asian American has been asked this question. A computer gives the best answer  Washington Post


Colleges are debating when to notify students about sexual assaults  Business Insider

UNM fires professor tied to sexual misconduct allegations  Albuquerque Journal

Education Dept. Opens Title IX Investigation at Baylor  Chronicle of Higher Ed


How Movie Studios Rejected Scripts During the Silent-Film Era: A Cold, 17-Point Checklist Circa 1915  Open Culture


Evangelicals are a lot more chill about religion and politics than they used to be  Washington Post

Dobson is calling for civil disobedience against a California law  Associated Press

RIP Jack Chick, father of the Satanic Panic  BongBong


Bob Dylan Set to Share His Gospel Roots  CBN

Hear Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies & Ballets in a Complete, 32-Hour, Chronological Playlist  Open Culture


Print advertising woes are getting worse  Poynter

NBCUniversal is doubling its bet on BuzzFeed by investing another $200 million  Recode

AT&T Is Buying Time Warner Because the Future is Google  Wired

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas  NPR

German Chatbot Startup Tries to Help Publishers Reach Larger Audience  MediaShift

Newsonomics: Here are 10 storylines we’ll be talking about into 2017  Harvard’s Nieman Lab


The full-time MBA is under pressure from specialist degrees and online education  Economist

Two economists win the Nobel prize for their work on the theory of contracts  Economist


Black Christian producer sues CNN because his colleagues kept saying 'Jesus Christ  Daily Mail

Kidnapped Journalist Forced To Explain To ISIS Captors What BuzzFeed News Is  The Onion

Writing about think tanks and using their research: A cautionary tip sheet  Journalist’s Resources

The power of comics journalism  Economist

Hacking: What journalists need to know. A conversation with Bruce Schneier  Journalist’s Resources

For journalists battling censorship, focus on people, not politics  International Journalists' Network


Robot journalists to start writing news and sports stories for Britain and Ireland's national news agency  Mirror

It’s 2016, and we’re still arguing whether newspapers should have websites  Poynter

Can A.G. Sulzberger Save The New York Times?  Vanity Fair

Gannett announces across chain staff layoffs, while ‘tronc’ acquisition rumors continue  Talking New Media


Student newspapers trashed over rape story   WFTS-TV

Missouri Journalism School Was A Bit Too Bullish Before Middle  Tennessee Game

Award recognizes Central Florida college journalists for bucking aggressive campus secrecy tactics (news release)  SPLC  

Liberty Blocks its Student Paper Publishing Column Critical of Trump  Inside Higher Ed


UC Irvine Is Offering E-Sports Scholarships  Fox Sports Radio

Student at Washington University in St. Louis reveals 5 apps that people are talking about on campus  Business Insider


Keep politics out of science? Fugghedaboutit  STAT


The Cure for Cancer Is Data—Mountains of Data  Wired

Millennials took Adderall to get through school. Now they’ve taken their addiction to the workplace  Quartz

Electrodes in the brain can mimic sensations from the hand  Economist


How The Concept Of Implicit Bias Came Into Being  NPR

Colleges Turn Online Text Messaging Services to Help with Counseling Demand  Inside Higher Ed

Psychiatric patients wait the longest in emergency rooms  Washington Post

A new generation of drugs could change the way depression is treated  Economist

Social attitudes to faces: Your class determines how you look at your fellow creatures  Economist

Hazards of pointing out bad meta-analyses of psychological interventions  PLOS

How do politicians get so comfortable with lying? One theory: practice  Vox


Space Brain': Mars Explorers May Risk Neural Damage, Study Finds  NBC

There’s Such a Think as Too Much Neuroscience  New York Times

Brain study shows how small lies grow into whoppers  Stat News

Frequent liars show less activity in key brain structure  Science News


Why Donald Trump says “the” before “African Americans” and “Latinos”A linguist calls it “the key to othering.”  Vox


Student Writing in the Digital Age  Jstor

'Blackacre': A Collection Of Poems About 'Searching And Being Buffeted'  NPR

Bye-Bye, Cursive  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundaries of Literature  New York Times

#TrumpBookReport trends after debate as people imagine Donald Trump's response to literature  Telegraph

11 of literature’s best closing lines  PR Daily

The 8 Most Misunderstood Witches In Literature  Bustle

Oxford University Press: New edition of Shakespeare's works will co-credit Christopher Marlowe  Business Insider


John Cleese & Jonathan Miller Turn Profs Talking About Wittgenstein Into a Classic Comedy Routine (1977)  Open Culture


How our brain tricks us when visualizing the future  Becoming (my blog)


What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule and Higher Ed  Chronicle of Higher Ed

To an enthusiastic crowd at Regent University, Donald Trump makes his case in final days of campaign  Virginian Pilot


LinkedIn Free Courses Week  LinkedIn

A Defense of the Multiple-Choice Exam: Its value may be limited, but there is no better way to test whether students have read the material  Chronicle of Higher Ed


There Is No Excuse for How Universities Treat Adjuncts  The Atlantic

What was it like to get a PhD in the 1840s?  Physics Today

This photo essay shows what it really means to be adjunct faculty  Washington Post


 How many IRB members does it take to screw in a light bulb?"  Anonymous

Why Data Citation Is a Computational Problem  ACM

Ask The Chefs: What’s Your Favorite ‘Dirty Little Secret’ About Scholarly Publishing?   Scholarly Kitchen