articles of interest - Nov 6


Why I Believe in the Future of Journalism as a 10-year-old Reporter  Newsweek

Miami demands media stop showing photos of firefighters fired in noose incident  Miami Herald

Why it's important to name the shooter  Poynter

Plaintiff in Russia dossier suit argues BuzzFeed isn't a real news organization  Money Magazine

More in U.S. getting news from multiple social media sites  Pew Research Center

It's a journalist's duty to keep collected information safe. Here are some ways to get started  Poynter


Learning To Spot Fake News: Start With A Gut Check  NPR

Twitter Sidestepped Russian Account Warnings, Former Worker Says  Bloomberg

Dilbert vs. Trump: Why False Facts Have Power  Tech News World


How On Earth Did Email Newsletters Become Popular Again?  Medium 

How Vimeo Is Preparing For The Future Of Video Storytelling  Fast Company


Particle physics reveals there is more to wonder about one of the Seven Wonders of the World  Science News

Who’s the 2017 World Series champ? Big Data! What the Astros did to win the analytics arms race  Tech Republic

Intelligence collection and analysis is a mess in the US intelligence community  The Hill

What the founding fathers of Apache Spark are saying and doing about its future   ZD Net

The Kaggle 2017 State of Data Science and Machine Learning report  Kaggle

A new system that automatically produces code optimized for sparse data  MIT


Do social media threaten democracy?  Economist

Representatives From Facebook, Twitter And Google Testify About Russia's Election Influence  NPR

Once considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis  Economist

Why Is the U.S. So Susceptible to Social-Media Distortion? (opinion)  New Yorker

How Russia Weaponized Social Media With 'Social Bots'  NPR


Our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground  Becoming (my blog)

Why we pretend to know things  Vox

This Is Why We Default To Criticism (And How To Change)  Fast Company


7 Pieces of Expert Writing Advice  Daily Jstor


The Randomness of Language Evolution  The Atlantic

Why You Still Should Learn a Language in the Age of Pixel Buds  Daily Jstor


Looking For A Home When Your Name Is Hispanic And Finding Discrimination Instead  NPR

Pop Art Posters Celebrate Pioneering Women Scientists: Download Free Posters of Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace & More  Open Culture

Gender Bias in Peer Review  Scholarly Kitchen

Orange County High-School Students Rebel Against Confederate Mascot  The Daily Beast  


Rethinking free speech on campus - Free to be crude and mean  Economist

University of Oregon president pens powerful reflection on being shouted down  The FIRE

Free speech at American universities is under threat  Economist


Taylor Swift’s Team Issued a Defamation Threat Against a Website With 76 Twitter Followers  Spin

'Cosby Show' Producer Sues BBC for Using Clips in Bill Cosby Doc  Hollywood Reporter


Professor's artwork uses US flags to make KKK-style hoods  CNN


FCC Releases Proposed Order to Modify Media Ownership Rules  Comm Law Blog


The NFL Allows Churches To Show Regular Season Football Games: Understanding when and how you can show NFL games in your church  Plagiarism Today 

Meet the Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again  Vice

'It's Our Right': Christian Congregation In Indonesia Fights To Worship In Its Church  NPR

The racism in Gen. Kelly’s Civil War comments runs deep in the strand of evangelicalism that helped elect Trump (opinion)  Religious Dispatches

What does the revival of Protestantism Mean for the Developing World  Economist

Church shootings are so common that there’s a database for them  Quartz

Religious leaders and former gang members join forces to reduce crime  CBS News

Why evangelicals are deeply skeptical of gun control laws (opinion)  Chicago Tribune

Younger evangelicals have never been in a moral majority. This changes how they see politics  Economist  


How Bob Dylan found God, and his fans found another boxset to buy  ABC News (Australia)

Review: Thinking Twice About Bob Dylan's Gospel Phase With New Bootleg Box  Rolling Stone


Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?  Wired

How Human Resources Handles Sexual Misconduct  NPR

Finding the Words We Need to Talk About Sexual Assault and Harassment  Daily Jstor

Sexual harassment: Who suffers, and how  Journalism Resources


The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine  New York Times


There is “much more to scientific impact than citations”  Nature

How To Win An Argument According To Science  Daily Jstor


Carl Jung Psychoanalyzes Hitler  Open Culture

“Psychologists really are trying to turn their field around  Science News

How One Psychologist Is Tackling Human Biases in Science

Sleep protects against learning fear  The Naked Scientist 

What eyes and odours reveal about sexual attraction  Economist


The work of 213,284 kids was analyzed. These are the writing and critical-thinking skills that stumped students  Washington Post

5 Tips for Critical Thinking: What can you do to critically think better in day-to-day situations?  Psychology Today

How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills: Use these tips to walk into any situation with the tools needed to set aside intense emotions and make insightful decisions


Death: A Free Philosophy Course from Yale Helps You Grapple with the Inescapable  Open Culture

How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian Philosophy's Comeback  Christianity Today


Google Calendar on the web gets a fresh new look  Tech Crunch 


Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education  The Scientist

Tiny human brain organoids implanted into rodents, triggering ethical concerns  Stat News


Prominent scientist sues critic of his work for $10 million  Mashable

Do We Need An Adoption Service for Orphan Data?  Discover Magazine

Who owns patient data in clinical research?  Collabrx

Academic journal publishing is headed for a day of reckoning  The Conversation


As ed-tech companies gather more data, they struggle to find its best uses  Inside Higher Ed

Evaluating the evidence on micro-aggressions and trigger warnings  Economist

Can Design Thinking Redesign Higher Ed?   Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country  The Atlantic

GOP tax overhaul would eliminate tax breaks used by colleges and students  Inside Higher Ed

College apologizes for ‘House of Cards’ email   Columbia Tribune

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list  Quartz

Christian Writer Banned From Liberty University Campus After Criticizing Trump Ally  NPR

Anthony Scaramucci spoke at Liberty University  Salon


‘Digital’ Is Not the Opposite of ‘Humanities’ (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The STEM job opportunities are in computing technology, not the physical or life sciences (CS is the only STEM field where more than half of graduates are employed in their field)  New York Times

There Is No Such Thing as ‘the Digital Humanities’ (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Study English Lit to acquire 'marketable' skills? That's a bad argument (opinion)  LA Times


How students to steal professors’ passwords on campus and to change grades  Inside Higher Ed

In a Volatile Climate on Campus, Professors Teach on Tenterhooks  New York Times

Dropping The F-Bomb In Class? Teachers Weigh In  NPR


Student Newspaper publishes Letter from the Editor in Protest of Treatment by Administrators  Indiana Daily Student


Georgetown students vote not to take action against pro-heterosexual-marriage campus group   Washington Post

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major  New York Times


Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals: “The rewards for publishing in predatory journals were greater than for publishing in legitimate ones”  New York Times

Senior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations  Inside Higher Ed

Professional Development beyond Citations and the Standard Process  Scholarly Kitchen

After threats of dismissal, a tenured professor is cleared of plagiarism charges  Durango Herald

Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture  Chronicle of Higher Ed