articles of interest - Dec 12


Instagram Launches Live Video  Life Hacker

Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed  Business Insider

Users Aren't Enough: Why Yik Yak Is The Latest Casualty Of A Changing Market  Fast Company

College students explain why Yik Yak dropped off on campus  USA Today

Facebook Backs 360-Degree Live Streams  Media Post


Native ads are still very confusing to many readers  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Quartz Global Executives Study: The Media Habits of the World’s Busiest People  Quartz


New Wayback Machine – Beta  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Pick out live radio streams from an image of a globe  Boing Boing


Suicide Journalism on the Crazy-Mean Streets of Tijuana: The editors and reporters of the Zeta weekly risk their lives with every issue—and nobody reads them more closely than the cartels  The Daily Beast

The year of augmented writing  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

When Did the Media Become a “Watchdog?”  Daily Jstor

Techie Working at Home Creates Bigger Archive of Historical Newspapers (37 Million Pages) Than the Library of Congress  Open Culture


Weather Channel to Breitbart: Stop using us to mislead public on climate change  CBS News

Most Americans Who See Fake News Believe It, New Survey SaysBuzzFeed News
A BuzzFeed News Poll found that 75% of American adults who were familiar with a fake news headline viewed the story as accurate  BuzzFeed News

Why The Fake News Debate Gets It Wrong  Forbes

The Cynical Gambit to Make ‘Fake News’ Meaningless  The Atlantic

Washington Post fake news story blurs the definition of fake news  Columbia Journalism Review  

6 Tips for Identifying Fake News  Scientific American


The NYT to unveil enhanced, redesigned Arts section Friday, new digital features and services  Talking New Media

Breaking News is shutting down  Poynter


Editorial: “Is science in big trouble?”  Elsevier


U.S. Dementia Rates Are Dropping Even as Population Ages  New York Times


When A Psychologist Succumbed To Stress, He Coined The Term 'Burnout'  NPR

The Science of Why We Laugh  Open Culture


Ryan Holiday Sells Stoicism as a Life Hack, Without Apology  New York Times


Closing Doors that seem like opportunities  Becoming (my blog)

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self  The Atlantic

The Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think (a new book by From Michael Lewis)  New York Times

New Study: Pessimism May Be Bad for Your Heart  UPI


A letter to my writing students on why they have more freedom to create than they seem to think  Chronicle of Higher Ed


‘Fascism’ could be the word of the year, Merriam-Webster says  Boston Globe


Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s  Atlas Obsura

A Beginner’s Guide To Icelandic Literature  The Reykjavik GrapeVine


Author discusses new book about how arrival of women in American higher education changed colleges’ sense of moral mission  Inside Higher Ed

New Research: Sexist men have psychological problems  Washington Post

U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms: landmark survey  Reuters


Restrictive Campus Speech Policies See Record Decline  The Fire

Public University Threatens Student with Expulsion for Anti-Lynching Protest  The FIRE

A review of newspaper theft and vandalism at colleges across the country  SPLC


 Ex-coach Art Briles sues Baylor officials for libel, conspiracy  ESPN

What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?  NPR

Yes, You Can Post That Negative Online Review, Says Congress  NBC News

Songwriters Accuse Radio Stations of 'Illegal Cartel'  NBC News

Shirley Caesar Sues DJ Suede Over Unauthorized #UNameItChallenge Song  HipHopDX


Spelling out the ABCs of Bayesian statistics in layperson’s terms  RW Connect

No, Big Data didn't win the US election despite the rep being built around London-based Cambridge Analytica  Bloomberg

17 Microsoft Researchers: Past the past the Tay chatbot to what's ahead in AI Fortune    

You’re not getting value from your  Data Science -here’s why  Harvard Business Review


How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other  NPR

How Big Data is set to change the art market: Sophisticated data tools aim to improve knowledge and boost confidence  The Art Newspaper

How To Understand a Picasso Painting: A Video Primer  Open Culture


Evangelicals propose truce over LGBTQ rights in hopes of ‘Fairness for All’  LGBTQ Nation

Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights: It worked in Utah, But national effort by the CCCU and NAE will be more complicated  Christianity Today

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Bridges Religious Lines To Fight Discrimination  NPR

The Book of Mormon touted as fourth most influential work in American literature  Salt Lake Tribune

Evangelical preacher ruins Christmas by telling dozens of kids waiting to see Santa that he is not real  The Daily Mirror


Jazz Recordings With a Sense of History and Discovery  New York Times

Patti Smith Sings Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rains Gonna Fall” at Nobel Prize Ceremony & Gets a Case of the Nerves  Open Culture

The Genius of Paul McCartney’s Bass Playing in 7 Isolated Tracks  Open Culture

When It Comes To CDs In 2016, Mozart Outsells Beyonce, Adele And Drake  NPR


A College Newspaper Takes the Right Stand  Bloomberg

Should You Enroll in Adulting School?  NY Mag

Illinois accused of billing scheme at University radio station  Chicago Tribune


Immigrant students share what college means to them, and their fears as they wait for Donald J. Trump and his administration to take office  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Recreational marijuana legal in your state? Not on campus  USA Today


Helping Professors Find Time to Think: The mission of faculty development has begun to broaden beyond the traditional focus on teaching  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Montana State University professor fights firing  Bozeman Daily

On-campus cybersecurity sometimes impedes academic freedom  Business Insider


Baylor and U. of Louisville Get Heat From Accreditor  Chronicle of Higher Ed

NCAA Rules Ex-Official at Cal State-Northridge Committed Academic Misconduct  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why Universities Need Scholarly-Communications Experts (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Some colleges are refusing to call themselves 'sanctuary' campuses because states could cut their funding  Business Insider

Mike Pence's Voucher Program in Indiana Was a Windfall for Religious Schools  Mother Jones


Why I Don’t Edit Their Rough Drafts  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Student secretly records professor’s anti-Trump comments, after which a student group wants the professor punished and the faculty union wants the student disciplined  Inside Higher Ed

How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims? (sub. req.’ed)  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Reproducibility Crisis Timeline: Milestones in Tackling Research Reliability  PLOS

Dear plagiarist’: A scientist calls out his double-crosser  Stat News


A Sex-Assault Case Pits Privacy Against Transparency  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Former Students Say Stanford Tried To Buy Its Way Out Of Title IX Investigations  BuzzFeed News

Stanford releases a "questions and answers" article to refute various reports about the institution's handling of sexual-assault cases  Stanford Press Release

A Sexual Assault Survivor  Chronicle of Higher Ed