articles of interest - Sept. 25


 How Baby Boomers Use Social Media  Daily Infographic

Facebook adds human reviewers after 'Jew haters' ad scandal  BBC News

What We Do and Don’t Know About Facebook’s New Political Ad Transparency Initiative  ProPublica

WhatsApp gets blocked behind China's 'Great Firewall,' joining Facebook and Instagram  Mashable


Digital Tools Available Now to Add Power and Simplify Every Journalist’s Job  Editor and Publisher

10 Photoshop editing skills every photographer should know  Tech Radar

A Deep Data Dive into the Power of Branded Video  Video Strategist


Google's Inbox and Gmail finally turn addresses and phone numbers into interactive links  Tech Republic


Core local TV broadcast advertising dollars could be in for a tough stretch in the next few years, as digital media dollars continue to climb  Media Post


The future of news is humans talking to machines  Nieman Lab

Post-Dispatch demands charges be dropped against reporter covering protest  St. Louis Today

Twitter dustups are a reminder: Journalists, you are what you tweet  Poynter

Turkey’s purge of 'dissent' is destroying press freedom  Huck Mag

The Media Has A Probability Problem  FiveThirtyEight

Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health  The Carter Center   

Out of ‘Spotlight,’ the movie, comes the Spotlight Fellowship  Boston Globe

“Humiliating”: A deeply inaccurate book review has set off much consternation, and soul-searching at the New York Times  Vanity Fair


Broadcaster opts to hire local reporters over parachute coverage  Columbia Journalism Review

Fort Wayne’s News-Sentinel Is Ending Its Print Edition and Moving to Digital  Ad Week


That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Almost Certainly Fake  Chronicle of Higher Ed and the Search for Facts in a Post-Fact World  Wired

Knight's new initiative to counter misinformation includes more than $1.3 million for fact-checking projects  Poynter


Microsoft launches new Machine Learning tools for developers all related to the Azure Machine  TechCrunch

It’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction-Here are eight myths about Big Data & Predictive Analytics  Information Week

Flash technology accelerates predictive analytics software  Search Storage

linguistics is not being applied in the single most important arena that needs it: artificial intelligence  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Machine learning Is making video game characters smarter using procedural rendering  Fast Company

Google’s advice on how publishers can take advantage of machine learning  Google

Apple’s ‘Neural Engine’ infuses the iPhone with AI smarts  Wired

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success  Forbes


Ben Yagoda applauds the new Chicago Manual of Style's (limited) acceptance of singular they  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Word, Please: Context is key to some editing rules  LA Times


The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly  Medium

Poetry For Kids Who Are 'Just No Good At Rhyming'  NPR


A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech (opinion)  Washington Post

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey  Brookings

Jury to Decide Whether or Not "Comic-Con" Has Become Generic  Hollywood Reporter

Experts Criticize Survey on student Attitudes on First Amendment and violence as “junk science”  Inside Higher Ed

When to pull the FIRE Alarm: Common types of censorship on campus  The FIRE

Shia LaBeouf Says Calling Bartender "Racist" Was Protected Speech  Hollywood Reporter

‘Substantial cost’: University of California foots major security bill for free speech  Washington Post

A Cop With A Tattoo He Swears Isn’t A “Nazi Tattoo” Says A Lot About Police Free Speech  BuzzFeed

The Limits Of Free Speech In Germany  NPR

Germany’s New Social Media Law Puts a Price on Hate Speech  PBS Media Shift


Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Gains Support From Law Professors Hollywood Reporter

Federal Judge Rejects Couple’s Argument for Refusing Gay Customers  NBC News

Iowa's Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over $75 Speeding Ticket  NPR

All-Star Concert to End Global Poverty Brings Lawsuit Over Video Footage  Hollywood Reporter

Carter Page, former Trump adviser, suing over Huffington Post, Yahoo News articles  iMediaEthics

Starz Beats 'Power' Copyright Lawsuit  Hollywood Reporter


America’s Shifting Religious Makeup Could Spell Trouble For Both Parties  FiveThirtyEight

Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow: Christianity on its knees  The Washington Post

Filipino Megachurch Buys Entire Ghost Town in Connecticut for $1.8 Million  Next Shark

Lawsuit claims a North Texas medical group tried to force staff to be ‘more godly’  Dallas News

More Than Big Hair and Money: Jim, Tammy Faye and the Media “Holy Wars” of the 80s  Religious Dispatches

20% of Americans Are on the Threshold of Religion  Christianity Today

James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel, Olivier Martinez to Star in ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’  Variety


Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress says kneeling NFL players should thank God they're not being shot in the head  Dallas News

Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me  Christianity Today

Erica Lea to Become First Openly LGBTQ Lead Pastor of Mennonite Church USA  Sojourners

Reverend David Mainse 1936-2017  Context

LA pastor detained by ICE since July released from custody  Daily News


Remembering the Influential Life of Rich Mullins  ChristianHeadlines

American Idol winner performs the national anthem with a Bible verse written on her hand  New York Daily News

Christian singer Natalie Grant undergoing thyroid surgery  Daily Herald


Masked gunman rampages through Nashville church; usher uses personal weapon to subdue shooter  Washington Post 

Suicide threat and domestic disputes: Antioch church shooting suspect had history with police  The Tennessean


When AI Design Websites  Wired


Bob Dylan's New Bootleg Series Will Spotlight Gospel Period  Rolling Stone

Hear the Pieces Mozart Composed When He Was Only Five Years Old  Open Culture

Taylor Swift Sued Over "Shake It Off" Lyrics  Hollywood Reporter


Martin Scorsese to Teach His First Online Course on Filmmaking  Open Culture


Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?  NPR

Ruling in high-profile sexual harassment case suggests that foreign students in online courses have no recourse under Title IX  Inside Higher Ed

Colleges Must not Turn back the Clock on Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault (opinion)  Washington Post

What You Need to Know About the New Guidance on Title IX  Chronicle of Higher Ed

What Does the End of Obama’s Title IX Guidance Mean for Colleges?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


After fatal shooting of a student, experts question why Georgia Tech doesn’t arm its officers with stun guns  Inside Higher Ed

The Campus Police Officer Who Shot And Killed A Student Was "Still Learning" According To His Supervisor   BuzzFeed


Do We Still Value the Dissertation?  The Chronicle of Higher Education  Chronicle of Higher Ed

White, male faculty earn higher salaries than women, minorities at public universities  Journalists Resources

Article on the supposed benefits of Western colonialism has prompted calls for retraction  Inside Higher Ed


The Most Important Rule for Startup Success  Jstor


Brain stimulation partly awakens patient after 15 years in vegetative state  Stat News

Boston scientists test ‘chatbot’ that offers spiritual, emotional guidance to terminally ill  Washington Times


Majority of Americans rely on general outlets for science news but more say specialty sources get the facts right about science

Key takeaways on Americans’ science news habits  Pew Research Center

All people with blue eyes have a common ancestor  Business Insider

Academic Myth Busters Part Two: Four scientific myths that your teachers passed off as true  Study Breaks

California Finally Has an Official State Dinosaur  Atlas Obscura


On Retraction in Philosophy  Digressions & Impressions  

Descartes Is Not Our Father: History tells us he invented modern philosophy. That history is wrong.  New York Times

Intuition: Epistemology   Wireless Philosophy


Liberals fault the economy for the drop in marriage among the less educated, while conservatives blame changing values. Both may be onto something.  New York Times

This Stanford Professor Has a Theory on Why 2017 Is Filled With Jerks  New York Magazine


British Press Watchdog Says Climate Change Article Was Faulty  New York Times

Finding typos in a paper post-publication  Academia Obscura

Do We Need A Self-Citation Index?  The Scholarly Kitchen

Is predatory scientific publishing “becoming an organized industry”?  Physics Today

A Call for Honesty in Christian Scholarship  Patheos


The Education Department Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits  BuzzFeed

Michelle Jones’s story reveals entrenched racism, sexism, and classism among Harvard elites (opinion)  Vox

Student Protestors And Their Faculty Allies At The Evergreen State College Win A Battle But Lose The War  Huffington Post

5 Wheaton College football players face felony charges in hazing incident  Chicago Tribune

Lawyers -- Email of former Baylor president David Garland raises red flags  ESPN  


Survey: Blended Learning on the Rise  Campus Technology

Teaching Online Takes More Time Than in Person  Inside Higher Ed

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program  NPR


University of Louisville pulls funding from student newspaper  Courier-Journal

University of Mississippi Cartoonist harassed by White Supremacists  Cartoonist Rights


Study: teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood  Washington Post

Resources to Take Advantage of Your Senior Year  Study Breaks

Students Have new Ways of Measuring Degrees of Success  Washington Post

UW student creates controversial clothing line  NBC-15


BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship 2018  BuzzFeed

Dow Jones News Fund arranges summer internships