articles of interest - June 19

The New York Times is tackling hateful comments with Machine Learning from an Alphabet tech incubator  Poynter

How to Engage Viewers While Livestreaming News  Video Strategist

What makes a great interview? This podcaster sat down with interviewing legends to find out  Poynter


At 'Washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance  NPR

Vocativ lays off entire editorial staff in shift to video  Poynter


Our problem isn’t ‘fake news.’ Our problems are trust and manipulation (opinion)  Wall Street Journal

The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows  Washington Post

Fake News: 10 Tips to Help You Identify and Avoid Misleading News  Learn Bonds


10 Basic Principles of Visual Design  Medium

Perfect Paragraph A web typography learning game Better Web Type

Winning Composition: Using the Rule of Thirds in Design  Medium

The Importance of Cognitive Bias in Experience Design  UX Design

Data Visualization and Scale: What If Only 100 People Existed on Earth? (video)  Scholarly Kitchen


The Terrifying Truth  Becoming (my blog)


A Story of Grammar  Chronicle of Higher Ed

After Years Of Restraint, A Linguist Says 'Yes!' To The Exclamation Point  NPR


7 AP style changes for clear, concise PR copy  PR Daily


Turkey’s president wants to purge Western words from its language  Economist


Mosul’s Library Without Books  New Yorker

New US poet laureate eager to take poetry to new audience  CNN

What Song Lyrics do you Consider Literature?  New York Times

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Love Story  New Republic

What Churchill And Orwell Had In Common: Both Could Say, 'My Side Is Wrong'  NPR


Colorado chancellor suspended for not telling authorities of allegations of domestic violence by assistant coach  Inside Higher Ed

Education Dept. closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations  Washington Post


Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government  ProPublica

Punished for Anti-Racist Satire? A student at SMU said she was unfairly suspended for putting up fliers to respond to racist posters on campus  Inside Higher Ed

Police Shootings: How A Culture Of Racism Can Infect Us All  NPR

New guidance clears the way for investigating transgender bias cases: Advocates for transgender students say the document is inadequate  Inside Higher Ed


If You Think Campus Free Speech Is No Big Deal, Watch This Shocking Vice News Report From Evergreen State College  Reason 

2 students are testifying to the Senate about free speech on campus  USA Today


4th Circuit Affirms Judgment Against Employer for Failing to Accommodate Employee’s Religious Belief Regarding “Mark of the Beast”  Lexology

Supreme Court Won't Hear 'Dancing Baby' Copyright Appeal  Media Post

Gene Simmons of Kiss tries to Trademark the Sign Language Gesture for Love  Washington Post

Supreme Court Strikes Down State Ban On Registered Sex Offender Social Media Use  BuzzFeed

Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks  CNN

Texting suicide verdict could set bad precedent, legal experts say  IndyStar

Lawsuit Claims University Fostered Antisemitism on Campus  Washington Post


How to cut thru the marketing buzzwords to spot a machine-learning snow job  InfoWorld

The New York Times is tackling hateful comments with Machine Learning from an Alphabet tech incubator  Poynter

Data scientist queries have to be watched to make sure they don't bog down processing in Hadoop and Spark clusters  Search Data Management

Inspecting algorithms for bias and other potential problems with automated decision-making  MIT Tech Review

The Big Data solutions that are particularly popular right now fit into one of 15 categories  Datamation


Facebook building feature to let users subscribe to news publications  The Australian

Twitter Redesigned Itself to Make the Tweet Supreme Again  Wired

Facebook introduces a GIF button in comments   The Next Web


Apple's New Transparency Is Huge for Podcasts Everywhere  Wired

This free tool will help you make beautiful timelines  Poynter

Audio and Podcasting Fact SheetPew Research Center  Pew Research


Supreme Court rules church plans exempt from ERISA  Employee Benefit Advise

How St. Augustine Invented Sex  The New Yorker

Rob Bell once questioned hell: Here’s why he is now taking aim at the Bible  Religious News Service

Faith and Family in Transition: An evangelical minister reassesses his Brooklyn ministry when his father, also a minister, comes out as a transgender woman  New York Times

'Conversion Therapy' Conference in San Diego at City View Church Draws Criticism and Protesters  NBC San Diego

R.C. Sproul Jr. Accepts Plea Agreement, Given Probation in Drunk Driving Incident  Christian Headlines

Fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs was found living in a Ford pickup after a year on the lam, FBI says  Washington Post

Greg Laurie, Calvary Chapel’s Big Crusader, Joins Southern Baptist Convention  Christianity Today  


Southern Baptists denounce the 'Alt-Right' – but only after pastors pushed back against denominational leaders who initially chose not to address the issue  CNN

Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn 'alt-right' movement  Associated Press

What a unanimous Southern Baptist condemnation of the alt-right says about evangelicals in America  Vox


America’s answer to Russian propaganda TV (it’s own TV propaganda)  Economist


Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations  Washington Post


Empty rhetoric over data sharing slows science  Nature News


Scientists Didn’t Stop Their Study Of Premature Babies Even After Finding Out That It Depended On Broken Oxygen Meters  BuzzFeed

Cancer scientist who lost lab wins preliminary court victory against Steward Health Care  Boston Globe

Researchers have ditched the autism-vaccine hypothesis. Here’s what they think actually causes it  Vox


Study: Depression among teenage girls worse than previous thought  Washington Post


Why You Can Never Argue with Conspiracy  Theorists  Wired


The CIA Assesses the Power of French Post-Modern Philosophers: Read a Newly Declassified CIA Report from 1985  Open Culture

How Arabic Translators Helped Preserve Greek Philosophy … and the Classical Tradition  Open Culture


Match Your Tasks to Your Energy Level  Chronicle of Higher Ed


American Archive of Public Broadcasting Lets You Stream 7,000 Hours of Historic Public TV & Radio Programs


What I learned from predatory publishers  Biochemia Medica

How bad footnotes helped cause the opioid crisis  Slate


Does hookup culture differ on Catholic campuses?  The Conversation


A study's finding that underprepared students fare worse online spurs questions about which groups of students stand to benefit most (and least) from digital learning  Inside Higher Ed


A dispute about a sociology test question on slave families ended in a lecturer's termination this spring at the University of Tennessee  Inside Higher Ed

It’s a Dangerous Business, Being a Female Professor  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Business school whistleblower claims his firing was retaliation  Kansas City Star

Chemist wins injunction against university trying to revoke her degree  Retraction Watch


When Student Journalists Need Defending these Lawyers Swoop in for Free  Washington Post


If you’re eligible for CSU, you’ll be guaranteed a slot under California budget deal   Sacramento Bee