articles of interest - August 14


What do your Instagram photos say about your mental health?  The Verge

Instagram is ruining food (opinion)  Boston Globe

SoundCloud Gets New Investment Round, Lives to Stream Another Day  MotherBoard

South Carolina man dies after running into burning home  Daily Mail

Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link  TechCrunch


An Emoji-trained Algorithm Knows When You’re Being Sarcastic on Twitter  MIT Technology Review

The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time  Gizmodo

China uses a quantum satellite to transmit potentially unhackable data  CNBC

How Your Apple Wireless Earbuds Could Double as Hearing Aids  MIT  Technology Review


“Neural networks are turning out to be great code crackers”  MIT Tech Review

The religious war between frequentists and Bayesians and its statistical influence on AI  The Register

Struggling with making sense out of the massively growing digital universe despite increasing spend on big data tech  CIO

China uses a quantum satellite to transmit potentially unhackable data  CNBC

Could predictive analytics allow us to anticipate network problems: failures, degradation, performance issues?  NoJitter

Stanford professor Andrew Ng spreads the gospel of AI with a new online school  Wired

An emoji-trained algorithm knows when you’re being sarcastic on Twitter  MIT Tech Review


TuneIn Raises $50 Million to Prove Online Audio Can Make Money  Bloomberg


Of those harassed online, nearly half know the harasser  Pew Research Center


We’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism  Recode

Remix: Best Practices for Aggregation on Deadline  PBS Media Shift

How journalists should handle racist words, images and violence in Charlottesville  Poynter

Providence Journal identified its own anonymous source, Will police officer sue?  iMediaEthics

What Data-Mining TV's Political Coverage Tells Us  RealClearPolitics

Apologies & Retractions: Nazi salute, name calling ‘butch queen,’ round-up of journalist Twitter fails  iMediaEthics

Blurring Line of Opinion and Reporting, Scourge of Writers as Brands  PBS Media Shift

Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they have received  Columbia Journalism Review


When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism  The Atlantic

***FAKE NEWS     

Social Bots Play a Major Role in Spreading Fake News  MIT Technology Review

No, these pictures are not from the recent racist rally in Charlottesville  Mashable

How to spot a fake viral video  The Verge

Not Real News: A look at what didn’t happen this week  Associated Press

Who Said What tool brings artificial intelligence to fact-checking audio and video


How America Lost Its Mind in a custom-make reality (opinion)  The Atlantic

You Aren't Lazy––You're Terrified: On Paralysis And Perfectionism  Ravishly

Why Entrepreneurs Can’t Hold Regular JobsFortune Insiders  Fortune


Hillary Clinton's pastor plagiarized portion of new book  CNN

The true importance of good spelling  BBC


Robots Gossiping in a Secret Language?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


1922: The Year That Transformed English Literature  New York Times

Henry David Thoreau, a new biography: This compelling study reveals an enigmatic American writer worthy of reappraisal  Economist

The books that inspire people to get PhDs  Quartz

How Charlotte Brontë came to write “Jane Eyre”  Economist

Book Review: Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories From Book History  Scholarly Kitchen


Would transgender troops harm military effectiveness? Here’s what the research says  Washington Post

Study suggests big difference between how college men describe affirmative consent and how they apply it to their own sexual experiences  Inside Higher Ed


How did FaceApp think people would react to their new change-your-race filters?  Washington Post 

College Diversity Officers Face a Demanding Job and Scarce Resources  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Extremist white movement is turning up on college campuses through speakers and leaflets  Inside Higher Ed

What happened when eight states outlawed race-conscious admissions at colleges  Economist

Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’  New York Times

When White Supremacists Descend, What Can a College President Do?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The ‘war on whites’ is a myth — and an ugly one  Washington Post

Intermarriage and U.S. Hispanics: New research  Journalists Resource


Google Memo Raises Questions About Limits Of Free Speech In The Workplace  NPR

TechDirt, sued by the lawyer who fought Gawker, gets $250,000 to cover freedom of speech issues  Harvard Nieman Lab

Techdirt: Now With More Free Speech Reporting  Techdirt

First Amendment ruling focuses the lens on photojournalists' rights -- again  Student Press Law Center


'Reading Rainbow' Owner Accuses LeVar Burton of "Theft and Extortion" in Lawsuit Hollywood Reporter  Hollywood Reporter

Was Scaramucci’s profanity-laced call recording Illegal?  Associated Press

Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation  Hollywood Reporter

Country Rap Artist Can't Force Facebook To Remove Page Created By Users  Media Post

Disney Settles Defamation Case With Beef Products Inc.  NPR

LinkedIn Connection Request Doesn’t Violate Non-Solicitation Clause  Technology & Marketing Law Blog


Christian author Jen Hatmaker on the ‘moxie’ it takes to get your books banned  Religion News Service

The Woes of the Southern Baptist Convention  New York Times

New Books Explore How to be Single and Christian  Publishers Weekly

How America Really Lost Its Mind: Hint, It Wasn’t Entirely the Fault of Hippie New Agers and Postmodern Academics (opinion)  USC Annenberg Religion Dispatches

What is wrong with white Christians? (opinion)  Religious News Service

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world  Pew Research Center

Canadian pastor faced ‘overwhelming loneliness’ in N Korea labor camp  AFP

Museum of the Bible to offer free admission when it opens in November  Washington Post

Christian Entertainment Company Pure Flix & Paramount release Faith-themed film staring Renee Zellweger  Christian Post  

Charlottesville and Your Church's Response (opinion)  Christianity Today

Tweeting In Church: German Protestants Are Encouraged To Tweet During Services : All Tech Considered  NPR

Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam  Pew Research


A a a a a Very Good Song:  A clever way to avoid hearing the same song every time you plug your phone into the car stereo  Engadget

When Mistakes/Studio Glitches Give Famous Songs Their Personality  Open Culture

Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?  The Guardian

Music classes for kids should include pop music and electronic composition lessons  Quartz

Metallica Board Of Directors Debates Whether New Riff Will Have Negative Impact On Shareholder Value  The Onion


Social Impact Marketer Picture Motion: The Secret Weapon Behind Some Of The Best Known Films  Deadline

Director Destin Daniel Cretton Has Always Lived in The Glass Castle  Vanity Fair

“I’ll Push You” book explores the power of friendship  Northwest Nazarene University

Woody Harrelson On 'Glass Castle' Dad Whose Rages And Redemptions Loomed Large  NPR


Who’s Afraid of Sinclair Broadcasting?  Politico


$147,000 for a One-Year Master's? In Journalism? Cost of Columbia’s new graduate degree in data journalism slammed by journalists  Inside Higher Ed

Practicing What We Preach: Teaching engagement in j-schools means listening to our students  Medium

Professor says his students-grade-themselves Syllabus was a way to start a conversation  Inside Higher Ed


Sociologists call for a systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars  Inside Higher Ed


The drug crisis that nobody's talking about: One in eight American adults is an alcoholic, study says  Washington Post

Alcoholism among women rises in new study  Daily Mail

Hospice, Designed For The Dying, Is Discharging Many Live Patients   NPR

Monsanto Was Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews  Bloomberg

What does European Health Care Really Look Like?  Economist

Why we fell for clean eating  The Guardian


The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News  NPR

Spreadsheet Risks in Science  Neuroskeptic


Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play  NPR

This Type of Video Game May Actually Harm Your Brain  Fortune


Publishing an Unsuccessful Self-replication: Double-dipping or Correcting the Record?  Rolf Zwaan

An Appraisal of the Carlisle-Stouffer-Fisher Method for Assessing Study Data Integrity and Fraud  OvidInsights

Publishing in fraudulent journals is criminal  Times of Higher Ed


As White Supremacists Wreak Havoc, a University Becomes a Crisis Center  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The profit motive is creeping into higher education  Inside Higher Ed

Public Records Appear to Have Been Altered by Former General Counsel, U. of Florida Audit Finds  Chronicle of Higher Ed

University responds to NAACP advisory against travel to Missouri  Columbia Missourian

Are Small Colleges Doomed? Not So Fast  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Your 'useless' liberal arts degree can give you an edge in tech  USA Today

Students At Most Colleges Don’t Pick ‘Useless’ Majors  FivethirtyEight


Southern Baptist College announces new classical education minor (press release)  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christian College president says 'snowflake' student problem persists in new Book  Today

Colorado Christian University VP pens USA Today editorial against marijuana  USA Today

University Shifts Campus From San Diego to Indy  Inside Indiana Business

Baylor ordered to turn over documents in sex assault lawsuit   Associated Press

Azusa Pacific University sued by Supervisor over alleged cover-up of anti-gay violence  News Release

Disgraced Baylor Coach's Finds New Job at Christian School  Houston Press

'If you mess up, you 'fess up': White urged Baylor openness  Houston Chronicle


Syllabus Offering Self-Grading Pulled at Georgia  Inside Higher Ed

When Will We Talk About the Syllabus?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Public records appear to have been altered at University of Florida  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why can’t college graduates write coherent prose?  Washington Post

The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking: A year after banning students from taking notes on laptops, a professor reports on the results  Chronicle of Higher Ed


What I Wish I Had Known Freshman Year of College  Teen Vogue

People who Complain about Millennials are Really just complaining about being old  Quartz

Report: Where students feel most and least ― safe on campus  USA Today

Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids  Jstor


Male student one semester from graduating sues UT-Austin over possible expulsion for alleged sexual assault  Daily Mail

Pulling Back on Title IX Enforcement  Inside Higher Ed

Institutions appear to be cracking down on big-name professors in sexual harassment cases  Inside Higher Ed

U.S. Asks Court to Put Hold on Lawsuit as It Reviews 2011 Title IX Guidance  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Lawsuits From Students Accused of Sex Assault Cost Many Colleges More Than $200,000  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Taylor Swift's sexual assault testimony takes aim at one of the most persistent sexist myths today  Quartz

How Schools Handle Title IX Cases for K-12 Students  The Atlantic


Journalism groups rally behind UCSD student media against retaliatory withdrawal of financial support  Student Press Law Center

Snapchat Throws Lifeline To College Papers  Media Post