articles of interest - July 10


Cameras are about to get a lot smaller: The future of photography is flat  Economist

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain  Wired

Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”  Fast Company

A reality check for virtual headsets: VR has been more about hype than substance. Will that change?  Economist

There Are Plenty Of RFID-Blocking Products, But Do You Need Them?  NPR

Two-Factor Authentication is a Mess  The Verge


Facebook is getting ready to test paid subscriptions with publications  Digiday

Facebook won’t let people change the headlines in links — and social media managers aren’t pleased  Digiday


How to record and publish podcasts using Anchor

When radio ratings got more precise, it changed how programmers saw their audience. Are podcasters heading for something similar?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab


A brief guide for getting started in Python  Medium

Should scientists who use AI include their computers as co-authors on their papers?  Science Magazine    

Can we get AI to explain why it’s making the decision it’s making? Will that get us to trust it?   MIT Technology Review

Is artificial intelligence a job killer? Well, deep neural networks will automate many jobs, but..   The Conversation

How machine learning is already a big part of our lives  Android Authority

Will patients trust their lives to machine learning? The medical algorithm revolution is coming  MIT Technology Review   


Q&A: NPR’s Audie Cornish on the intimacy of interviewing  Columbia Journalism Review

Alcohol industry isn’t just funding studies; it’s also funding journalism to sway public opinion  Health News Review

Why journalism is shifting away from 'objectivity'  Christian Science Monitor

Friend of Murdered Mexican Journalist Sees Lessons in His Death  Voice of San Diego


The media needs to ‘get the hell out of the picture,’ Columbia Journalism Review publisher says (opinion)  Washington Post

What we miss when we obsess over Trump’s tweet  Columbia Journalism Review

Google is putting another $24 million into 107 more European journalism projects, including WikiTribune  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

News Outlets to Seek Bargaining Rights Against Google and Facebook  New York Times


What Educators Should Understand About Code and Journalism  PBS Media Shift

Grad school for journalism? Your mileage may vary  Muck Rack


Is fact-checking ‘fake news’ a waste of time?  Futurity

To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game  NPR

Fake Memoirs: Man Admits He 'Made Up' Rare Brain Disease for Book  Newsweek

Is a chart lying to you? This video has some tips to figure it out  Vox

How fares trust in journalism amid a sea of fake news?  The Guardian

Fake news bots are so economical, you can use them over and over  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

iBooks Author vs Fake News: the fight we deserve  Talking New Media


The Secret of an Exceptional Life  Becoming (my blog)

The three words that make brainstorming sessions at Google, Facebook, and IDEO more productive  Quartz


College Summer Reading  New York Times

How Do Court Reporters Type So Quickly?  WCCO TV

A magazine piece about a student offered a full ride to Harvard is retracted after the student admits she forged the acceptance letter  Bridge


When Did Colonial America Gain Linguistic Independence?  Jstor

Twitter is useful for many things—including (unexpectedly) for studying dialects  Economist

Nina in Siberia the enormous difficulty of the rules of grammar  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The inaugural San Diego Festival of Books will take place next month at Point Loma's Liberty Station  Union-Tribune

A Digital Archive of Soviet Children’s Books Goes Online: Browse the Artistic, Ideological Collection (1917-1953)  Open Culture


The University of Florida is under federal Title IX investigation for its handling of a Sexual assault accusation against a Football Star  Tampa By Times


The Trump administration is now openly threatening to use the Justice Department as a tool for punishing critical speech  New York Magazine

It's Disadvantaged Groups That Suffer Most When Free Speech Is Curtailed on Campus  The Atlantic

U.S. Court of Appeals sides with First Amendment right to video-record police  Poynter


Failed whistleblower suit is a reminder that public universities are hard to sue  Retraction Watch

$10M defamation lawsuit against Deadspin  Las Vegas Review-Journal




Oklahoma University halts plans to remove religious symbols from chapel  Inside Higher Ed

The Presbyterian Church in America, Battles Over Gender  The Atlantic

California Beach Party Brings Together Ex-Believers  NPR

Christian-owned Hobby Lobby accused of hypocrisy after being fined for role in smuggling case  Associated Press

Samford won't accept Baptist convention funds after LGBT flap  ALcom

Christian Radio's 'Bible Answer Man' Finds New Faith Home, Deals With Fallout  WFAE

Christian geologist wins battle to study Grand Canyon rocks  New York Post

An atheist Muslim on what the left and right get wrong about Islam  Vox

'Building A Bridge' Between The Catholic Church And LGBT Community  NPR

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert's ratings?  The Week

Vatican outlaws use of gluten free bread for Holy Communion  The Telegraph


On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties  Pew Research


Why Art Historians Still Ignore Comics  Jstor

How games are impacting urban design  Arstechnica


The Star-Spangled Banner Verse You've Probably Never Heard  NPR

How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music  The Ringer

Only Queen can rock an entire stadium without even being there  YouTube


The Mummy,' 'The House,' and 'Transformers 5': Hollywood's Problem Isn't Sequels, but Bad Movies  The Atlantic

Hollywood studios dip their toes in virtual reality: Fox, MGM, Warner Brothers and Steven Spielberg are among those investing in the technology  Economist


'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness  NPR

This Map Shows How Some US Counties Are Prescribing Way More Opioids Than Others  BuzzFeed News

Scientists Aren't Good At Predicting Which Research Will Pan Out  NPR

The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor: An algorithm that spots heart arrhythmia shows how AI will revolutionize medicine—but patients must trust machines with their lives  MIT Technology Review

A former pediatric intensive care unit nurse: I shared my toddler's hospital bill on Twitter.. First came supporters—then death threats  Vox

The latest technology is even more beneficial for the old than for the young  Economist

U.S. Hospitals Struggle To Protect Mothers When Childbirth Turns Deadly  NPR


Many Women Of Color Feel Unsafe Working In Science, New Study Finds   BuzzFeed News


Research Shows Birth Order Really Does Matter  NPR  

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

Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens  The Next Web

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained  Vox

Dads Respond Differently To Daughters Than To Sons, Study Finds  NPR

Police departments in the US are practicing mindfulness to reduce officers' stress—and violence  Quartz

Stephen Fry Identifies the Cognitive Biases That Make Trump Tick  Open Culture


Pain Before Pleasure Makes The Pleasure Even Better, Study Finds  NPR


Should scientists who use artificial intelligence include their computers as co-authors on their papers?   Science Mag

When a Cat Co-Authored a Paper in a Leading Physics Journal (1975)  Open Culture


Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment  The Hechinger Report

UC admission rate for Californian students drops slightly  Mercury News

In dramatic shift, more than half of Republicans now say colleges have a negative impact on the U.S.  Inside Higher Ed

In emails, then-Baylor regent calls students suspected of drinking “perverted little tarts” “very bad apples,” “insidious and inbred” and “the vilest and most despicable of girls”  Waco Tribune-Herald

How Cal Baptist in Riverside inspired Alaskan actor and musician to settle in Southern California  Press Enterprise

Speakers at BYU religious freedom conference concerned about religious liberty in educational institutions  Herald Extra

Christian universities are growing across Africa  Quartz


AI Is Making It Extremely Easy for Students to Cheat  Wired

Anthropologist offers explanation for why faculty members hesitate to adopt innovative teaching methods  Inside Higher Ed


Judge tosses out campus carry gun lawsuit filed by UT professors  My Statesman

A test question about hot wax has landed a professor in hot water  The Fire