Articles of Interest - Nov 27


Will Computers Ever Hear Like People Do?  YouTube Video

Americans’ obsession with smartphones shows no sign of abating  Talking New Media

NASA Uses Students To Develop Virtual Reality Programs NPR

How much did your town spend on its shot at being Amazon’s second headquarters?  MuckRock

Judge: 84-year-old doctor who doesn’t use computer can’t regain license  Associated Press

From Linux to Windows 10: Why did Munich switch and why does it matter?  Tech Republic


Facebook using “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology to scan posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts  Media Post

How labs are being impacted by microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies, cloud computing, machine learning, and AI  Technology Networks

Machine learning is still something businesses are talking about, rather than using in any great numbers  IDG connect

Amazon Web says it’s launched a cloud service for the intel community that can host software and data classified at the “secret” level.. it's called the "Secret Region"  Business Journals

Can a useful definition of “data scientist” be framed, given that ”there isn’t a standardized way of defining, certifying or even quantifying the number of data scientists in the workforce”  Datanami

Using neural networks to help devises be able to hear like humans (video)  Nat and Friends

New book on geospatial analysis details how to turn remotely sensed imagery into geospatial information  Fosters


How to Join Someone's Instagram Live and Broadcast as a Guest  Life Hacker

How LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman would fix social media  Recode

Watch Out: If Someone Blocks You on Twitter, You Lose Your DM History With Them  Life Hacker

How to Use Instagram's Filters Without Posting Your Photo  Life Hacker


Access to city records can take weeks with new online portal  Union Tribune

AI Could Help Reporters Dig Into Grassroots Issues Once More  MIT Technology Review  

The Mexican city where journalism is a life and death matter  Irish Times

The best automatic transcription tools for journalists  Poynter

Thank you to all the public records officers who make transparency possible  MuckRock

Photojournalists in Mexico Show Solidarity Amid the Ruins  Harvard’s Nieman Center Reports


The media today: How not to write about a Nazi  Columbia Journalism Review

Where the New York Times article on an American Nazi went wrong  Vox

The problem with the New York Times’ chummy profile of a Nazi sympathizer Quartz

The Banality of White Nationalism  The Atlantic

The New York Times responded to the outpouring of criticism of its profile of a white supremacist  Recode


Journalism Schools are on Life Support Michael Koretzky

How Students Covered a Conference Better with Multi-Platform, Multimedia Reporting  Media Shift


In some countries, fake news on Facebook is a matter of life and death  Columbia Journalism Review

A woman approached The Washington Post with fake Roy Moore Accusations- the paper turns the tables: illustrating the lengths to which activists have gone to try to discredit media outlets for reporting on allegations  Washington Post

Journalists, let’s invest in trust, not just expect it  Medium

Investigation of fake net neutrality foes has been stymied by the FCC, New York attorney general says  Washington Post

‘Fake news’ seized an Idaho city. A local paper ‘jumped right into the coverage’  Columbia Journalism Review

Tim O’Reilly on ways to put the brakes on “fake news” and rebuild trust on the internet  Harvard’s Nieman Center Reports

The Fake News Fueling the Uproar Over Self-Driving Vehicles  Tech News Review


err in the direction of kindness: Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial  Becoming (my blog)

Alike: a Poignant Short Animated Film About the Enduring Conflict Between Creativity and Conformity  Open Culture


The Interrogation of a TA: University president apologizes after recording reveals how a graduate student was questioned over use of a video, which offended at least one student, of debate on nontraditional pronouns  Inside Higher Ed


At what point do we give up on books? Big data has the answer  The Guardian

22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For  BuzzFeed News

Drop the jargon and write like a human with the help of this tool  Poynter


Answering a Question With a Question  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Moderate alcohol consumption improves foreign language skills  Research Digest chooses ‘complicit’ as its word of the year  Associated Press


A Digital Archive of 1,800+ Children’s Books from UCLA  Open Culture

University Library to remove 170,000 unused books from its libraries  WTAE

Top 10 Misquoted Lines from C. S. Lewis  Christianity Today

George Orwell's Life In 'The Last Man In Europe'  NPR

Author: Racism revealed in Dr. Seuss' work, children's literature  Chicago Tribune


How American Women “Kickstarted” a Campaign to Give Marie Curie a Gram of Radium, Raising $120,000 in 1921  Open Culture


The legal profession is diversifying  Washington Post


Rosie O'Donnell Beats Slander Lawsuit After Blaming 'View' Producer for Media Leaks  Hollywood Reporter

An upcoming Supreme Court case that will determine whether law enforcement should be able to access cell phone data without a warrant  Washington Post

Zazzle Loses Copyright Jury Verdict, and That’s Bad News for Print-on-Demand Publishers–Greg Young Publishing v. Zazzle  Technology and Marketing Law Blog


Is There an Evangelical Crisis? (opinion)  New York Times

Where young evangelicals are headed (opinion)  Alan Jacob’s blog

Now It's Liberal States Clashing With the Federal Government Over Religious Freedom: California, Pennsylvania, and others have sued over new policies on contraceptive coverage  The Atlantic

A TEDx Talk About Growing Up In A New Zealand Christian Cult  You Tube

No, the Swedish Church has not banned the male pronoun for God  The Local

How the “Christian Netflix” is making hit movies you’ve never heard of  VICE

Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines  Pew Research 

Kentucky Baptists threaten to kick out churches that think it's OK to hire 'practicing homosexuals'  Louisville Courier Journal


The confused identity of today’s “evangelical” voter (opinion)  Vox


Seeing a Song: Painting What She Hears  Open Culture

60-Second Introductions to 12 Groundbreaking Artists: Matisse, Dalí, Duchamp, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko & More  Open Culture


Christian Rock Artist Josh Lovelace Branches Out To Children's Music In Solo Debut  NPR

Record Labels Are Rebounding, But This Startup Could Shake Their Dominance  Fast Company

What the hell’s happening to music’s trade press? (And what does it mean for the rest of us?)  Music Business


‘Lady Bird’ sets Rotten Tomatoes record as best-reviewed movie ever  Daily Dot


FCC Chairman Defends Repeal Of Net Neutrality  NPR

The Internet Broke the Media, and There's No Turning Back  Bloomberg

Media’s complicated relationship with VC funding  Columbia Journalism Review

Smaller Newspapers Are Doing Just Fine, Thank You, New Report Finds  Street Fight Mag


Tufts postpones Scaramucci talk after he threatens to sue student who wrote an unflattering opinion piece about him in the student newspaper  Washington Post

Millennials are set to be the most unequal generation yet  Quartz


Where Millennials Come From And why we insist on blaming them for it  The New Yorker

After Protest of Working Conditions, Grad Students at American U. of Beirut Lose Jobs  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Dutch university says student cannot defend PhD dressed as a pirate  Times Higher Ed

15 Items Every Twenty-Something Should Have on Their Bucket List  Study Breaks

How Tech Companies Are Catering To Generation Z Teens  NPR


How To Apologize For Sexual Harassment (Hint: It Takes More Than 'Sorry')  NPR

The industries with the worst sexual harassment problem  Washington Post

The Celebrity Perv Apology Generator 


One in two women journalists suffer gender-based violence at work  International Federation of Journalists

The News Industry Has a Sexual Harassment Problem. #NowWhat?  Harvard’s Nieman Center Reports


Professors urge boycott of University of Rochester over allegations of misconduct  CBS News

Michigan State hasn’t faced consequences for enabling the biggest sex abuse scandal in U.S. sports  Think Progress


When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying (opinion)  New York Times 

For Some Victims, Reporting a Rape Can Bring Doubt, Abuse — and Even Prosecution  Pro Publica


News headlines claiming two therapies were proven ‘equally effective’ for treating opioid use disorder  Health News Review

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp  Open Culture

Loyola U makes data-free claim that a ‘simple’ heart test can distinguish between major depression and bipolar disorder  Health News Review

Is Alzheimer’s ‘coming for you’? NY Times uses anecdote and an old blood test to warn it might be  Health News Review


Why are scientists filing lawsuits against their critics?  The Verge

Still No Science Advisor at the White House  MIT Technology Review


Angry people die sooner  Daily Mail 

How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You  Life Hacker


Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA  Business Insider

How a Skeptic Became a Stoic  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why Does Materialism Get Such A Bad Rap?  Digg


An ex-Google data scientist studied thousands of successful people on Wikipedia — here's what they have in common  The Independent


Why business school can be dangerous, according to two of Silicon Valley's biggest names  Business Insider

How Much You Should Pay Your Babysitter, According to Where You Live  Offspring


A US Research Integrity Advisory Board is long overdue  Nature

This Ivy League Scientist Did A Bunch Of Food Surveys And Somehow Got The Same Number Of Responses Each Time   BuzzFeed News

Rewarding negative results keeps science on track (opinion)  Nature

Poisoning the well with a within-person design? What’s the risk?  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

PLOS Reports $1.7M Loss In 2016  Scholarly Kitchen


'Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees': Education advocates see growing disdain for U.S. universities (opinion)  Washington Post

Interactive graph on the rising cost of college  Market Watch

‘Ring by Spring’: How Christian Colleges Fuel Students’ Rush to Get Engaged  Chronicle of Higher Ed


How to Measure Success Without Academic Achievement  Ed Surge

How to Escape Grading Jail  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Withering Humanities Jobs: Full-time jobs in English and languages continue to decline, reaching a new low  Inside Higher Ed

Big Legal Win for Trans Academic: Federal jury awards $1.165 million, finding discrimination in tenure denial by Southeastern Oklahoma State University  Inside Higher Ed

Academic fraud: A question of morals, integrity  Straits Times