articles of interest - July 3


Instagram Unleashes an AI System to Blast Away Nasty Comments  Wired

How do teens really use Instagram, Snapchat and other apps?  Recode


This Is How Top Instagram Publishers Use Video vs. Photos  PBS Media Shift


3D printing transforms the economics of manufacturing  Economist

How To Find a WiFi Hotspot Using Facebook  Life Hacker


How to create a data journalism team: practical tips for bringing programmers and journalists together  Knight Center

The State of Investigative Reporting: Highlights From lRE 2017  PBS Media Shift


John Oliver explains “the most influential media company that you’ve never heard of”  Vox

President Trump attacks Amazon, incorrectly claiming that it owns The Washington Post for tax purposes  Recode

New York Times copy desk to top editors: ‘You have turned your backs on us’  Poynter

The Washington Post’s New Social Media Policy Forbids Disparaging Advertisers  Washingtonian

Cable News Ratings: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC All Post Double-Digit Growth  Variety

Hundreds of New York Times employees stage walkout to protest copy editor cuts  Washington Post


Fake news: you ain’t seen nothing yet: Generating convincing audio and video of fake events  Economist

Facebook found a new way to identify spam and false news articles in your News Feed  Recode

How to Tell Unscientific "Thought Leaders" from People You Should Trust  Life Hacker

Top Dem wants FBI to investigate fake net neutrality comments  The Hill

A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BSScience of Us  New York Magazine


Ways data-driven analytics get stretched too far  Analytic Bridge

Creators of a new search platform claims it will make searching geospatial data easier  Datanami

Machine Learning and the Language of the Brain: trying to figure out how the human brain organizes language  Next Platform

Warren Buffett's disarmingly simple investment strategy, explained by big data  Market Watch


111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in first 6 months of California right-to-die law  LA Times

A Doctor’s View of Obamacare and Trumpcare from Rural Georgia  The New Yorker

Google Can Now Remove Leaked Medical Records From Search Results  The Guardian


Blogger facing potential jail time says he is ‘honor bound’ not to identify sources  Columbia Journalism Review

ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit  Associated Press

Tolkien Estate and Warner Bros. Settle Lawsuit Over Licensing  New York Times


Moving past planning to doing  Becoming (my blog)

Chief Justice John Roberts Bucks Tradition In Graduation Speech  NPR


i before e except after...w?  Nathan Cunn

The Half-Life of Metaphors  Chronicle of Higher Ed


We Investigate: Principals caught plagiarizing  KTMF/KWYB TV


How do you pronounce “GIF”?  Economist

A Lecture About the History of the Scots Language … in Scots: How Much Can You Comprehend?  Open Culture


TSA Ends pilot program asking passengers to remove books from their Carryon Luggage  Inside Higher Ed

Victor Hugo’s frustrating, beautiful Les Misérables was completed on this date in 1862  Vox


Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment  New York Times

College Lawyers Say Title IX Process Must Be Fair to Both Parties  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How science got women wrong: Why the view that women are gentle, caring and empathetic, whereas men are strong, rational and dominant, is misguided  Economist

How male and female gun owners in the U.S. compare  Pew Research Center

Why Can’t Your Company Just Fix the Gender Wage Gap?  Bloomberg


How do you talk to kids about race?  Quartz

CBS tried to pay Hawaii Five-0’s Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park 15% less than their white co-stars  Vox


Campus 'Free Speech' Bill Struck Down by Louisiana Governor   Associated Press

Nearly one quarter of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far in the freedoms it guarantees  The First Amendment Center

Coal King Begs Court to Gag John Oliver   The Daily Beast


Outpouring raises $300K for Christian music dad who lost wife after childbirth  USA Today

Poll shows a dramatic generational divide in white evangelical attitudes on gay marriage  Washington Post

Smithsonian Exhibit Explores Religious Diversity's Role In U.S. History  NPR

California megachurch pastor steps down for unspecified 'personal misjudgements'  Christianity Today

Southern Baptist Convention still facing fallout from racial legacy (opinion)  Post and Courier

A university in Oklahoma considers removing its Bibles and crosses from its chapel  Washington Post

Census data shows Christianity on the wane in Australia, but Pentecostal church bucks trend  The Guardian

Religious faith may reduce stress, helping believers live longer  Journalists Resources


Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow steered millions in donations to family members through his Christian nonprofit  The Guardian

The political beliefs of evangelical Christians: Personal morality in politics is negotiable  Economist

GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates  Associated Press


Why a Dad Photoshops his Baby Daughter into Dangerous Situations  New Yorker


Going to Concerts and Experiencing Live Music Can Make Us Healthier & Happier, a New Psychology Study Confirms  Open Culture

Why does some music give you the chills?  Quartz  


Hollywood Conducting First Independent Audit of China's Box Office  Hollywood Reporter


What “Pivoting to Video” Really Means (opinion)  The Righer


Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?  The Guardian

Florida residents can now challenge the science taught in public schools  Mashable

'Exaggerations' threaten public trust in science, says leading statistician  The Guardian


Men and women speak in a higher-pitched voice during a job interviews  Quartz

I’m Pretty Sure I Remember That — False Memories (video)  Scholarly Kitchen

Psychologists have found that having kids lowers women's self-esteem for at least three years  Quartz  


As Far As Your Brain Is Concerned, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’  New York Mag


A real history is messy: A great nation’s birth-pains included sectarian rage and political terror  The Economist

An Animated Introduction to the Life & Work of Marie Curie, the First Female Nobel Laureate  Open Culture


A New Theory on How Researchers Can Solve the Reproducibility Crisis: Do the Math  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Image doctoring must be halted Nature News

Small studies: Be vigilant when writing about them and skeptical when reading about them  Health News Review


5 Takeaways for Student Journalists from Rolling Stone's Libel Settlement  Student Press Law Center


Thousands of College Students Could Be Homeless, Study Suggests  Associated Press

International students: Where they come from and what they study  Journalists Resources

Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price  Christianity Today  


Internal Brand Communications Internship  Jack in the Box, San Diego  


Universities Are Facing A “Passing The Trash” Scandal People Are Comparing To The Catholic Church  BuzzFeed News

U. of California System Changes How It Responds to Sexual Harassment and Violence   Chronicle of Higher Ed


American U scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion  Inside Higher Ed

This is no way to treat adjunct professors (opinion)  Newsday


Tracy Chou, leading Silicon Valley engineer, explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education  Quartz


Fear of Failure  New York Times

All the Classroom’s a Stage  Chronicle of Higher Ed