articles of interest - Oct 16


When Does a Sexual Advance Amount to Sexual Harassment? An Attorney Explains  Hollywood Reporter

Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases  Inside Higher Ed

#MeToo made the scale of sexual abuse go viral. But is it asking too much of survivors?  Washington Post


11 Optical Illusions Found in Visual Design  Prototypr

Art About Racism: Closed to the Public  Inside Higher Ed

Christie’s Unveils a Lost Leonardo da Vinci in New York  Vogue

Two new studies paint an intriguing picture about the payoff of arts training  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How Futura Became The Most Ripped-Off Typeface In History  Fast Co.


Hear Bob Dylan's Lost Gospel Masterpiece 'Making a Liar Out of Me'  Rolling Stone

Hear 1,500+ Genres of Music, All Mapped Out on an Insanely Thorough Interactive Graph  Open Culture

A billionaire’s quirky quest to create a mecca for Bob Dylan fans. In Tulsa, Oklahoma  The Washington Post


The History of Film Censorship  The FIRE


The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms  ICFJ

The Journalism of Why: How we struggle to answer the hardest question  Poynter

Donald Trump just issued a direct threat to the free and independent media (opinion)  CNN

GOP lawmaker drafts bill requiring journalists to register with police  The Hill

Tips for Data Journalism in the Shadow of an Overbroad Anti-Hacking Law  ACLU

10 Journalism Tips That Never Go Out of Style (video)  YouTube

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist  The Guardian

Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds  Harvard’s Nieman Lab


Is Brand Journalism Just for Big Businesses?  Business2Business

The New York Times posts social media guidelines online for their newsroom accounts  Talking New Media


Twitter Bots Are Trying To Influence You. These Six Charts Show You How To Spot One  BuzzFeed News

These two studies found that correcting misperceptions works. But it’s not magic  Poynter

Facebook Says Its Fake News Label Helps Reduce The Spread Of A Fake Story By 80%  BuzzFeed News

Researchers developing a platform to detect image manipulation  Rochester Institute of Technology


Living purely in opposition to something, rather than for something, hollows you out inside  Becoming (my blog)

The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself  Quartz


An argument over the evolution of language, with high stakes  Economist

On Dictionary Day, a tribute to books that offer the last word on language  Poynter


Mississippi School District pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from its Curriculum over Language  Sun-Herald

To Read This Experimental Edition of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, You'll Need to Add Heat to the PagesOpen Culture


Why Photography Can’t Get Woke  Bloomberg

Women still earn a lot less than men, despite decades of equal-pay laws. Why?  Economist

ASNE's latest diversity survey shows some progress, but newsrooms are still mostly white and male  Poynter


Students Divided on Free Speech  Inside Higher Ed

Hecklers shout down California attorney general and Assembly majority leader at Whittier College  Washington Post

Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom? (opinion)  New York Times


When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime?  Washington Post

Does the Internet Archive Need the Copyright Rhetoric to Be Useful?  Illusion of More

Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To Google's Trademark  Media Post

Microsoft’s fight with the feds over foreign servers is headed to Supreme Court  The Verge

Benching NFL players for protesting during the anthem would be illegal (opinion)  Vox

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Turns 20  Media Law Monitor


Tech has made life better, say 42% of Americans  Pew Research Center

Social bots as a threat to democracy  BoingBoing


The 1st demonstration of the ability of quantum machines to outperform classical computers could be just months way  Technology Review

Silicon Valley analytic experts on the sort of classes undergrads should take to prepare for data science careers  Datanami

Intelligence leaders caution that AI cannot and should not replace the role of the human analyst  Fed Tech Magazine

The hardware needs of AI and the hardware needs of traditional software development are diverging in a big way  EE Journal

Machine learning demo with your webcam and GIFs  Flowing Data


Snapchat is getting closer and closer to being a truly useful app with Context Cards  Quartz

What Facebook Did to American Democracy  The Atlantic

The New York Times Issues Social Media Guidelines for the Newsroom  New York Times

Nearly half of U.S. teens prefer Snapchat over other social media  Recode


What do you need to know before creating a podcast?  Better News

Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone  Tech Crunch


Africa's "reverse missionaries" are trying to bring Christianity back to the United Kingdom  Quartz

Hell House: The evangelism strategy that aims to scare people into heaven  Christianity Today

How a growing Christian movement is seeking to change America  The Conversation

Just What Is the Museum of the Bible Trying to Do?  Politico

Sneak peek: DC's huge new Museum of the Bible includes lots of tech — but not a lot of Jesus  Washington Post

Female church executive named lead pastor of Willow Creek  Chicago Tribune

A growing share of Americans say it’s not necessary to believe in God to be moral  Pew Research

Church denies First Communion to fashion-loving girl because she wanted to wear a suit Washington Post


Why evangelicals love Trump  Politico

Trump, unlikely religious favorite, hails Christian values  Washington Post

Donald Trump and the Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance  Politico


Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts calls data on partisan gerrymandering “sociological gobbledygook”  Inside Higher Ed

First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society  MIT Technology Review


This Company Is Trying To Disrupt The Braces Industry And Dentists Are Fighting Back  BuzzFeed


NASA's visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors  The Verge


Confirmation bias: Why you make terrible life choices  Medium

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective  Life Hacker


Lessons on Productivity  Chronicle of Higher Ed


I have a message for you (12 minute documentary)  New York Times

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci  The New Yorker


ResearchGate has reportedly started to take down large numbers of research papers  Inside Higher Ed

Automated software saves researchers valuable hours: Online tools are lightening the load for authors and journal editors  Nature Index

China’s festering problem of systemic research fraud  New York Times

Transparent peer review  Nature Index

A study examines 70 years of engineering retractions, finding the main reason for retraction was unethical conduct  Taylor & Francis Online

New web services are helping authors make data-driven decisions when choosing which journal to submit to  The London School of Economics & Political Science

It is time to restore Rules for Authorship of scientific publications  Wiley Online Library

The Facebooking of Scholarly Research  Scholarly Kitchen


Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event: The white nationalist leader plans to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday  Miami Herald


They Once Cheated in Class. Now They Teach  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens  Business Insider


Student art exhibit at Penn prompts fierce debate over suicide  Inside Higher Ed

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?  New York Times

Research says college students no more narcissistic than previous generations at that age  Inside Higher Ed

University student charters planes to bring supplies to Puerto Rico  WTAE

America’s top universities deny students fair hearings  The FIRE


How to cover free speech issues on university campuses  Student Press Law Center


You Probably Need a Public Portfolio Even If You're Not a Freelancer or a "Creative"  Life Hacker