Articles of Interest - Sept 5


Almost no one really knows how Facebook’s Trending algorithm works, but here’s an idea  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

12 Rules for Winning at Snapchat Like a Boss—a Teen Boss  Wired

Groups Worry About Impact Of Police Moves To Block Social Media  NPR

How an online forum catches censors unawares  Economist

The Teenager’s Definitive Guide to Social Media Don’ts  Wired

Study: Social Media Overtakes TV as Main Source of News for 18-24  AdWeek


Why Facebook Is Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing  Medium


Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free  DIY Photography


The Curse of a Phoenix Weatherman: Finding New Ways to Say ‘It’s Hot’  New York Times

Why Recent Grads Are Breaking Up With Blogs in Favor of Podcasts: Millennials shift to audio to build their personal brand  Adweek

In the Digital Age Billboards are far from Dead  New York Times 


Free Speech, Political Correctness And Higher Education  Huffington Post

Welcome to Campus! And Freedom of Speech!  The FIRE


ADA Taken to Task by Feds and Critics on Law School Student Outcomes  Inside Higher Ed

Judge: Glenn Beck must disclose his marathon bombing sources  Associated Press

Warner Bros. issues so many DMCAs that some of its own websites are included  Daily Dot

Copyright’s Digital/Analog Divide  InfoJustice


This program can mimic your handwriting with shocking accuracy—what could go wrong?  Daily Dot


The first AI-made film trailer  Wired

5 Hours of Free Alfred Hitchcock Interviews: Discover His Theories of Film Editing, Creating Suspense & More  Open Culture


I’ve lost track of the number of meetings where government contractors and Data Scientists have left me gasping at the lack of experience  Forbes

What is the right mix of competences for Data Scientists? First partial survey findings  Alessandro Piva

Free A/B Split Test Calculator Online  Answer Miner

The 10 algorithms machine-learning engineers need to know  Lab41


Malcolm Gladwell on Why Genius Takes Time: A Look at the Making of Elvis Costello’s “Deportee” & Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”   Open Culture


Making The eSport Leap  NPR


Shield laws and journalist’s privilege: The basics every reporter should know  Columbia Journalism Review

The Newspaper Association of America is dropping ‘paper’ from its name  Poynter


Remix: 5 Tips for Managing a Year-Long Student Journalism Project  Media Shift

What Can Journalism Educators Do to Help End Sexist Language in Sports Coverage?  Media Shift


Vice shows how not to treat freelancers  Columbia Journalism Review

Why Radio Stations keep playing the same songs over and over again  Life Hacker


What happened after 6 college newspapers cut their print schedules  Poynter

Student paper’s traffic spikes with coverage of dean’s controversial note  Columbia Journalism Review


Machine predicts heart attacks 4 hours before doctors  New Scientist

Test Of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Finds Progress Against Brain Plaques  NPR

A row over Mylan’s EpiPen allergy medicine raises fresh questions about how drugs are priced  Economist

How to anticipate epidemics  Economist

5 ways hospitals are improving the workplace on Labor Day and beyond  Stat News

Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia in Some Women  Live Science


Mosquitoes carrying Zika can hand down virus to offspring, study shows  Stat News

POLL: Most Americans Want Congress To Make Zika Funding A High Priority  NPR

Quicktake: Zika Virus basics  Bloomberg


People can get addicted to almost any product. Do manufacturers have a responsibility to stop them?  The Atlantic

Another classic finding in psychology—that you can smile your way to happiness—just blew up  Slate

The delicate balance of disclosing mental illness on social media  Daily Dot


How A Baseball Batter's Brain Reacts To A Fast Pitch  NPR

You’re not a jerk if you can’t remember faces: Facial blindness is a spectrum, neuroscientists say  Quartz

Cognitive scientist puts profanity in its place  Science News


Letting go of The Inner Rhythm  Becoming (my blog)


Map: Which US states are the most well read?  Quartz

Book Reading 2016: A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats  Pew Research Center


The class with 20/20 vision!  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature  Washington Post

3,000 Illustrations of Shakespeare’s Complete Works from Victorian England, Neatly Presented in a New Digital Archive  Open Culture

How Hip-Hop Can Bring Shakespeare to Life  KQED

The History of Literature Podcast Takes You on a Literary Journey: From Ancient Epics to Contemporary Classics  Open Culture


Philosopher of the month: Aristotle  Oxford University Press

A well-documented account of the second golden age of Western philosophy  Economist

An Animated Introduction to French Philosopher Jacques Derrida  Open Culture


A two-year-old's solution to the trolley problem (video)  YouTube


Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review  Electronic Fronteir Foundation

We’ve seen computer-generated fake papers get published. Now we have computer-generated fake peer reviews  Retraction Watch


Colleges Brace for Impact of Overtime Rule  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The debate over trigger warnings and safe spaces on college campuses. (podcast)  WNYC

What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology  EdSurge


The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2020  Beloit

How to Think Like Shakespeare  Chronicle of Higher Ed

MIT experiments with instructor grading in massive open online courses  Inside Higher Ed


One of the biggest ways college students are ripped off is getting out of control  Business Insider

Millennials respond excellently to #HowToConfuseAMillennial hashtag  Mashable

Surprised? College students are drinking more, smoking less  USA Today


Colleges work on gender inclusivity with pins, pronouns  USA Today

Researchers Find That Female CEOs and Senators Are Disproportionately Blond  Slate


She Was Raped During Study Abroad. Then Her School Said She Couldn’t Talk About It  Huffington Post