articles of interest - Oct 9


Algorithms have already gone rogue  Wired

Does the new theory “information bottleneck” crack open the black box of deep neural networks?  Wired


Local Media Consortium to partner with Facebook-owned  CrowdTangle

How to use Tweetdeck and advanced search to make Twitter useful again Poynter

Survey: Facebook (FB) is the big tech company that people trust least  Quartz

Key trends in social and digital news media  Pew Research Center

9 ways to make your dog famous on Instagram  Hapers Bazaar

Meet the millennials who are making a living from livestreaming  The Guardian

Snapchat to launch augmented reality art platform  TechCrunch


The Three Fundamental Moments of Podcasts' Crazy Rise  Wired

How to Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Rethinking audio editing on mobile  Medium

The state of podcasting in five charts  Digiday

Podcasts, Smart Speakers Lead the Way at Next Radio  Radio World

Try This: Podcasting made audio great again. It could be even better. Two tools to help  Poynter

The Boom In Political Podcasting  NPR


The rise of virtual reality journalism  Columbia Journalism Review

Day One takeaways from ONA-17  Medium

Day Two: Following the Future of Journalism with #ONA17  MediaShift

ProPublica’s New Project to Work With Local Newsrooms  ProPublica

Our addiction to links is making good journalism harder to read  The Coffeelicious

Beyond 800 words: new digital story formats for news  BBC

How J-Schools Are Adding Social Media, Curation, Analytics to Editing Classes  Media Shift


Los Angeles Times Newsroom, Challenging Tronc, Goes Public With Union Push  New York Times

A course in freelancing? Yes, and not only that, it's a master's degree  Poynter


The science behind why fake news is so hard to wipe out  Vox

Facebook tries fighting fake news with publisher info button on links  TechCrunch


Google's New Live-Translating Earbuds Look Absolutely Incredible  Digg

A “right to repair” movement tools up From tractors to smartphones, mending things is getting ever harder  Economist

Inside Apple’s Quest To Transform Photography  BuzzFeed News

Video Games for people with disabilities  Economist

Who’s afraid of disruption?  Economist


To take a step without feet  Becoming (my blog)

How We Make Up Our Minds  The New York Times


The Rise of the Restrictive Comma  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The weekly routine of writer Ann Friedman Extraordinary Routines  Extraordinary Routines 


Two new slang words that show the effects of electronically mediated communication on our speech  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature  NPR

Jill Bialosky Says Plagiarism Claims ‘Should Not Distract’ From Her Poetry Memoir  New York Times

Austenistan: Jane Austen’s books are remarkably relevant to women in Pakistan today  1843 Magazine

Students, teachers ponder literature in an age of technology  Meridian Star


Jeff Sessions Just Reversed A Policy That Protects Transgender Workers From Discrimination  BuzzFeed News

To Keep a Campaign Pledge Pleased his Conservative Christian Supporters, Trump Eviscerates Requirements that Employers cover Women’s birth Control  Reuters

Financial Firm Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Will Pay $5 Million for Allegedly Underpaying Women and Minorities  Adweek


Free Speech Advocate Silenced: An ACLU official was the latest to be blocked from speaking on campus  Inside Higher Ed

College students and the First Amendment: What the right doesn’t want you to know  Salon

Blocking a President From Talking: University of Oregon is third institution in two weeks where speakers have had talks disrupted  Inside Higher Ed


The defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed for publishing an unverified intelligence dossier on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election National Law Journal

NYPD officer: Former tennis star James Blake defamed me as ‘a racist and a goon’  Washington Post

Publishers seek removal of millions of papers from ResearchGate  Times Higher Ed

In Comic-Con Dispute, Appeals Court Wants to Hear More About Judge's Gag Order  Hollywood Reporter

Authenticity more than any other quality was flagged as a key to success by 22 litigators  National Law Journal

U.S. Government, Hollywood Studios Weigh in on Dispute Exploring Reach of U.S. Copyright Law  Hollywood Reporter

Hyperlinking to Sources Can Help Defeat Defamation Claims–Adelson v. Harris  Eric Goldman


How digital devices challenge the nature of ownership and threaten property rights in the digital age  Economist

Despite massive hack, Equifax wins IRS contract for fraud-detection  The Verge


An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?  Venture Beat

Key facts about government-favored religion around the world Pew Research Center

Sessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedom  Politico

Princeton Student Group Excises 'Evangelical From Name Due to Negative Perceptions  Washington Free Beacon

The Satanic Temple Wins Appeal in Missouri Abortion Case  Patheos

Christian radio host Delilah trusting God as she loses her second child to a suicide  Christianity Today

Religion on the College Campus  First Things


This music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same  Quartz

Language of Hip Hop  The Pudding


Honest Trailers creator suspended over accusations of sexual harassment and assault  AV Club

Men, women and films: How pronounced is the gender divide on the silver screen?  1843 Magazine


USC medical school dean out amid revelations of sexual harassment claim, $135,000 settlement with researcher  LA Times

Some colleges opt to outsource Title IX investigations, hearings  Inside Higher Ed


With The Swab Of A Cheek, This Company Knows When You're Likely To Die  Forbes

Is there a doctor in my pocket? we are on the verge of a transformation in health care that will render visiting the doctor a thing of the past  1843 Magazine

Human Brain Has A Direct Link To The Immune System After All  NPR


Children have got much better at a famous psychological test  Economist

My Depression Is Like Having A Bad Dog  BuzzFeed News


How Stress Can Change Your Brain: An Animated Introduction  Open Culture

Understanding the Influential MindScientific American  Scientific American


Is It Ethical to Visit a Country With Human Rights Violations?  CN Traveler

Ethics of Internet research trigger scrutiny: Concern over the use of public data spurs guideline update  Nature


How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis


Productive on six hours of sleep? You’re deluding yourself, expert says  Chicago Tribune


Stalin’s famine, a war on Ukraine  Economist


The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider  People

America's Political Divide Intensified During Trump's First Year As President  The Atlantic


The Big Bang Theory recap: 'The Retraction Reaction  Entertainment Weekly

What separates a predatory publisher from a legitimate science publisher?  PLOS

Research papers are becoming less readable  Chemistry World

The scientist who spots fake videos: “I’ve seen the technology get good enough that I’m now very concerned”   Nature

Publishers seek removal of millions of papers from ResearchGate  Times Higher Ed

The benefits and drawbacks of letting reviewers identify themselves to the authors of the paper under review  PLOS


How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn  Singularity Hub

Hate fliers have appeared on hundreds of campuses, largely due to the efforts of groups looking to make recruiting inroads  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Tennessee congressmen support end of DACA after Christian colleges ask President Trump to keep it   The Stampede (Milligan College student newspaper)

Nondenominational Christian University Closing  Inside Higher Ed

How to prepare students for the rigors of higher education: The 2017-2018 Bilingual Christian College Guide  Christianity Today

Puerto Rico's plight has Olivet Nazarene University student worried  Daily Journal


Instructors, Did You Ever Cheat When You Were a Student?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Professors are the new therapists  Slate


5 Tips for Feeling Organized in College  Study Breaks

Students Are Demanding More Help With Mental Health And Say Universities Aren’t Keeping Up  BuzzFeed News

Ex-student sues Montana State University alleging Disabilities Act violations  Bozeman Daily Chronicle

What everyone gets wrong about 'millennial snowflakes'  BBC

Video shows white California Baptist student throwing beer on black men for kneeling during national anthem  The Tab


Student government and college paper in Pennsylvania clash over publishing budget  SPLC

Young Sheldon sends student newspaper editor into an existential death spiral AV Club