articles of interest - May 22


Pew finds most older Americans using the Internet, but also ‘largely disconnected from the digital revolution’  Talking New Media

How tech created a global village — and put us at each other’s throats  Boston Globe

Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists  Pew Research


Leverage small datasets to perform well on new tasks by transferring learning by fine-tuning deep nets  KD Nuggets

Google's machine-learning cloud pipeline covers everything from intake of data to deployment of the trained model  InfoWorld

The 5 most common Big Data quality issues.. and how to handle them  KD Nuggets

MIT: protecting privacy with fake data sets to allow 3rd party distribution for development and  education purposes  Smart Data Collective


How ProPublica Defines Success for Engagement Projects  Media Shift

Twitter Changed Their Privacy Policy, So Update Your Settings  Life Hacker

Facebook is trying yet again to cut clickbait headlines from your News Feed  Recode

How WeChat (China’s most popular messaging app) Spreads Rumors, Reaffirms Bias, and Helped Elect Trump  Back Channel


The best portable battery chargers  Digital Trends

Shoot 360 Video Like a Pro in 6 Simple Steps  Wired

Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA   Recode



The Atlantic bucks recent website trends by launching new, more dense home page design  Talking New Media

New York Times will offer buyouts to editors in push to transform editing  Poynter


In a private meeting, President Trump allegedly urged Comey to imprison journalists  Poynter

Murdered journalist Javier Valdez on the risks of reporting in Mexico  BBC

Mexicans stage 'A Day Without Journalism' to protest deadly attacks on the news media  LA Times

The Evolution of Citizen Journalism: How 3 Modern Outlets Are Updating the Model  PBS Media Shift

Voice of San Diego to Spin Off New Organization to Support Good Journalism Everywhere  Voice of San Diego

Politwoops: Explore the Tweets that politicians Didn't Want You to See  ProPublica

Data journalism syllabus: From numeracy to visualization and beyond  Journalism Resources

Quartz’s David Yanofsky on coding as a journalist  Columbia Journalism Review


7 key reference points for navigating the post-truth era, alternative facts, and fake news Business Insider

The Seth Rich conspiracy shows how fake news still works  Washington Post

Has Fake News Changed Behavior?  Daily Infographic

Why Fact Checking Matters & How to Do It  Video Strategist


Tech created a global village-and put us at each other’s throats  Becoming (my blog)

Be Yourselves: We behave differently on different social media  1843 magazine


Federal Lawmakers Begin New Push for Student-Outcomes Data  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why Haven't MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?  Inside Higher Ed

Mizzou likely to cut hundreds of positions amid expected 7 percent enrollment drop  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dealing With Controversial Speakers on Campus  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Author Interview: What Are the Arts and Sciences? A Guide for the Curious  Inside Higher Ed


Local professors to students: No 'plz,' please in emails  Houston Chronicle

The ‘Realistic’ Research Paper  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Paper About Plagiarism Contains Plagiarism  Neuroskeptic


Baylor faces another Title IX lawsuit over alleged 2012 gang rape by football players  Sports Illustrated

Many in Orthodox Christian countries have conservative views on gender roles  Pew Research

Fake article sets off Debates over gender studies and open-access journals  Inside Higher Ed


The Atlantic's "My Family's Slave" cover story: Filipinos defend Alex Tizon from Western backlash  Quartz

A Creationist Sues the Grand Canyon for Religious Discrimination  The Atlantic

In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates  Pew Research

How students benefit from having teachers of same race  Journalism Resources


Reince Priebus admits Trump administration has looked into changing the First Amendment  The Week

Northwestern Students protest ICE representative’s visit to campus  Daily Northwestern

Student group files lawsuit against professor  CNN

How Missouri Used Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Can You Copyright Your Dumb Joke? And How Can You Prove It's Yours?  NPR

Patent trolls take it on the chin in new Supreme Court ruling  Tech Crunch

Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists  Technology & Marketing Law Blog


Way More Americans May Be Atheists Than We Thought  FiveThirtyEight

The Second Coming Of Televangelist Jim Bakker  BuzzFeed News

Why Trump’s tax plan would mean less money for churches  Washington Post

Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School  New York Times

How “Race Tests” Maintain Evangelical Segregation (opinion)  Religious Dispatches


Take a Trip Through the History of Modern Art with the Oscar-Winning  Open Culture

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars  Back Channel


Inside the Offices Where the Music Never Stops and Everyone Is DJ  Bloomberg


Sexual Assaults at Southwestern Community College Prompts Protest  San Diego Free Press

Lawsuit claims Howard University shamed and did not help sexual violence victims  USA Today


Physicists Can’t Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore  Wired

What's Wrong with Science?  BBC

The Map of Chemistry: New Animation Summarizes the Entire Field of Chemistry in 12 Minutes  Open Culture


Training medical students how to teach helps them embrace ambiguity  Stat News


Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways  National Geographic


What causes that feeling of being watched  BBC

What’s behind the myth that you only use 10 percent of your brain?  The Verge

Bloomberg story provides clear-eyed view of trendy neurofeedback brain-training clinics  Health News Review


Does the philosophy literature have a plagiarism problem?  Retraction Watch

Change in philosophy poses threat to devoted profs at Catholic university  Life Site News


Society's Moral Fracturing Leads To Dangerous Places  NPR

Teaching robots right from wrong  1843 magazine

Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence is Leaked  The Guardian


Citation Performance Indicators: A Very Short Introduction  The Scholarly Kitchen

Does It Matter Whose Name Appears After the (c) When Using Creative Commons  The Scholarly Kitchen

A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies: The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct  Skeptic


Digital course materials have gotten only slightly more accessible to students with disabilities Inside Higher Ed

You Can’t Automate Good Teaching  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Escape to Another World: As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality  1843 magazine

Baby boomers are actually way more entitled than millennials  New York Post

How Generation Z, Millennials (and the rest of us) consume media: 7 key trends The Media Briefing

Christian high school bans student for her hairstyle   WCTV

Colleges Are Using Price Discrimination—Here's How to Fight It  Life Hacker


Tenured Prof Fired for asking Why Private Catholic School didn’t notify Minority faculty that they could have been in danger  Inside Higher Ed

Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic’s new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy  Inside Higher Ed