Articles of Interest - July 4


In a blow to publishers, Facebook tweaks News Feed to emphasize friends over the news  Poynter

How Twitter is Used at Physics Conferences  Springer Blog

Meet Facebook's ruthless algorithm mafia (video)  Cnet

Your Facebook Echo Chamber Just Got a Whole Lot Louder  Wired

Facebook does the right thing, looks after its own customers  Talking New Media


Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York  The Guardian


UN condemns internet access disruption as a human rights violation  The Verge


Researchers outline guidelines for ethically dealing with the deluge of data collected about students  Inside Higher Ed

What happens when chatbots know our habits, routines, hobbies and interests just as well as our closest friends? (opinion)  Tech Crunch

Understanding Google's ranking algorithm "Wide and Deep Learning" which has just been open sourced  Amey Kamat blog

Two ways to turn big data into cash: 1-using Hadoop to create 360 degree views, 2- cost cutting  through insights  CIO

How neural nets are powering Google's push to put machine learning into all of its products  Back Channel  

Using Data Sets to anticipate Future Visual representations (video)  MIT

Which is more likely to lead to blunders: the complexity of the situation, decision maker's skill or time pressure  Technology Review


Digital media layoffs continue, this time at International Business Times  Poynter

You are still watching a staggering amount of TV every day (Unless you are a millennial. Then you’re only watching an enormous amount of TV every day) Recode


10 Things We Learned by Analyzing 9 Million Comments from The New York Times  Engaging News Project

The Associated Press will use automated writing to cover the minor leagues  Poynter

North Georgia newspaper publisher jailed over open records request  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

How an Ohio judge’s ruling threatens journalists’ ability to cover the court system  Columbia Journalism Review

How The NY Times Is Using Virtual Reality To Revitalize Storytelling  psfk


Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?  NPR

How Much Do We Love TV? Let Us Count the Ways  New York Times

Benghazi Report Shows the Internet Is Killing Objectivity  Wired

Knight Foundation gives Poynter $758,000 to remake online journalism education  Poynter

Dear Journalists: Facebook Is Not Your Friend (It’s Just Using You…)   Huffington Post


The GOP’s Denial of Science Primed Them for the Illogic of Trump (opinion)  Slate


The Mind: Less Puzzling in Chinese?  New York Books

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain  Quartz


Here are the (relationship) rules  Becoming (my blog)


Me and you need to have a chat about what you call an error  Baltimore Sun

It’s Finally Time To Stop Correcting People’s Grammar, Linguist Says  Huffington Post

It's not bad grammar  Baltimore Sun

An extra period in the Declaration of Independence could change our understanding of the role of government  Business Insider


Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?  NPR

How would you respond to these creative essay prompts created by college students?  USA Today

Trump Institute Offered Get-Rich Schemes With Plagiarized Lessons  New York Times

Copy and Paste Plagiarism in India  Nature


Soon Facebook Will Instantly Translate Your Posts Into 44 Languages  Wired


Book Critic Ruth Franklin On Elie Weisel's Literary  NPR

Seattle bookstores tackle the lack of diversity in literature  Seattle Globalist

Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers  Wired


When Correlation Actually Does Imply Causation  Vocativ


A third of 2016’s top movies fail the Bechdel test  Fusion

Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress  Pew Research

Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds  Washington Post

Colleges are increasingly creating masculinity programs, aimed at boosting retention while encouraging students to rethink what it means to "be a man."   Inside Higher Ed


Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities  NPR

Do we really become more bigoted with age? Science suggests yes  Vox


Newseum study finds mixed level of public knowledge and support for free-speech principles  Student Press Law Center


Exonerated man thanks San Diego lawyers, students from California Western School of Law  Union Tribune

U.S. Dept. Of Justice Deals Crushing Blow To Songwriters  Forbes

The Fight to Liberate the “Happy Birthday” Song, Told in a Short Documentary  Open Culture


Most American Christians Believe They’re Victims of Discrimination  The Atlantic

Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims  NPR

Steve Green, the man building the Bible museum in Washington, explains what he is up to  Economist


When Student Activists Refuse to Talk to Campus Newspapers  The Atlantic

New names for student newspaper panned  Union Bulletin


The myth of millennial entitlement was created to hide their parents’ mistakes  Quartz

Why a coding bootcamp probably isn’t right for you  Fusion

The real reason so many millennials are living at home  Washington Post

Millennials admit using phones to avoid talking to people  Cnet

In New Jersey Student Loan Program, Even Death May Not Bring a Reprieve  New York Times


How Should We Respond to ‘Evil’? (opinion)  New York Times


"Broadly Evangelical” Liberal Arts College Apologizes to prof 50 years after Tossing him out  Christian Today

Student at Risk: Now What?  Campus Technology

Faith-based schools decry LGBT rights bill   Whittier Daily News


Make a More Inclusive Syllabus with Tulane’s Accessible Syllabus Project  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Colleges Are Likely Underreporting Sexual Assaults, Senators Warn (While 91 percent of colleges reported zero sex crimes on campus, it’s not because no one was assaulted)  Huffington Post

Biden and Obama rewrite the rulebook on college sexual assaults  Huffington Post

Obama, Biden Will No Longer Visit Universities That Don’t Address Sexual Assault (The vice president said he’d like to take away federal funding from those universities)  Huffington Post