Articles of Interest - Jan 15


Here’s how to make sure Facebook shows you the content you want: You can beat the algorithm  Recode

Facebook chooses friends over publishers  Axios

How to post a still frame of a video to Instagram  cNet

This Is the Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You to See  The Daily Beast


Study finds narcissists like fellow narcissists on Instagram  PsyPost

I deleted Facebook off my phone and you should too  Mashable

Are we raising digital monsters?  Union Tribune

Cutting adolescents’ use of social media will not solve their problems  Economist

Parents’ Biggest Dilemma: When to Give Children Smartphones  WSJ (sub req’d)

When will social media companies get serious about their effect on young kids? (opinion)  Quartz


The Joy of Predictive Text  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The Supreme Court could soon clear the way for states to impose new online sales taxes  Recode


Digital media companies are headed for a crash, Hearst Magazines president David Carey says  Recode

Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook  The New York Times

Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for ‘well-being’  Tech Crunch

Axios Media Trends  Axios



After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It  New York Times

Terry Gross, In Conversation  Vulture

A Crash Course in Breitbart’s Conspiracy Journalism (video)  The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper  

Why NPR Decided To Spell Out And Say Vulgar Word Used By President Trump  NPR

Trying to decide if you should publish that dirty word? Here's a step-by-step guide  Poynter

It’s not “citizen journalism,” but it is “citizens taking notes at public meetings with no reporters around”  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Five Tips For Creating A Reporter Reel  Newsroom Notes

After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It  New York Times

10 resolutions for newsroom managers in 2018  Columbia Journalism Review

'The Post' reminds us of journalism's responsibility, legacy  Chicago Tribune


WaPo hits 2nd year of profitability, plans expansion  Axios

The top 10 newspaper publications in the US Muck Rack

Among U.S. Latinos, the internet now rivals television as a source for news  Pew Research

How virtual reality could change the journalism industry  PBS


Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ could violate ethics rules  Politco


CRISPR hits a snag: Our immune systems may attack the treatment  Stat News

Robotic Implants Could Help Remedy a Rare Birth Defect  Discover Magazine

Meet the Woman Using CRISPR to Breed All-Male “Terminator Cattle”Gene editing can change an animal’s sex  MIT Tech Review

Artificial intelligence dominated the Consumer Electronics Show  Economist

One in six Americans owns a smart speaker, according to study  Engadget


Supersymmetry, dark matter, GUTs—“some researchers are becoming open to the possibility that the truth-is-beauty argument is a trap, and that the universe is, in fact, fundamentally messy”  Economist

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data  Flowing Data

Since we are all digital laborers, a new paper suggests data’s role in the economy might include a data-labor union to protect personal data  Economist

AI system sorts news articles by whether or not they contain actual information  Motherboard

Questions mount over fate of SpaceX launched secret satellite—did the satellite suffer some sort of failure or is it “indeed, in orbit”  Washington Post

Survey considers what’s ahead in 2018 for geospatial intelligence as tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence drive next gen capabilities and influence operating decisions  Geospatial World


Within Arms Reach   Becoming (my blog)

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person  The New York Times

Why Boys Are Mean To Those They Like (video)  Digg

Improving Ourselves to Death  The New Yorker

The Building Blocks of Personhood: Oliver Sacks on Narrative as the Pillar of Identity  Brain Pickings


How Reading Increases Your Emotional Intelligence & Brain Function: The Findings of Recent Scientific Studies  Open Culture

Redundancy in writing  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible  Quartz


New Words of 1990  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words  Jstor

Haiti’s Resilience as Seen Through Literature  New York Times

A Winter Walk with Thoreau: The Transcendentalist Way of Finding Inner Warmth in the Cold Season  Brain Pickings

Why the First Novel Created Such a Stir  Jstor

Protesting Through Poetry  NPR

How the written word shaped the written world: Literature is a fundamental part of human history  Economist

W.H. Auden on the Political Power of Art and the Crucial Difference Between Party Issues and Revolutionary Issues  Brain Pickings

Why we still love Henry David Thoreau  New Yorker


Women in economics must be “significantly clearer writers than men” to get published in major journals and must wait longer, too  New York Times

A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research Results  NPR

A Political Scientist Says #MeToo: A professor shares her experience of harassment and sees support as well as backlash, enabled in part by a controversial anonymous online forum for political scientists  Inside Higher Ed

'Dancing Backwards in High Heels' - Study finds female professors experience more work demands and special favor requests, particularly from academically "entitled" students  Inside Higher Ed

Google Memo Author Sues Company For Discrimination Against White Males  BuzzFeed

Am I a bad feminist? (Margaret Atwood)  Globe & Mail


North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Was Unconstitutional  The Atlantic

H&M's Apology for Tone-Deaf 'Monkey' Sweatshirt Misstep 'Not Enough'  Billboard

The gap between the number of blacks and whites in prison is shrinking  Pew Research


Medical Charity Brings First Amendment Challenge against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  Washington Post   

Student Group Sues UMass Over Speech and Rally Policies  US News

Richard Spencer supporter sues university, calling security fee for campus speech unconstitutional  Washington Post  

Germany is silencing “hate speech”, but cannot define it  Economist

Trump calls for review of libel laws (again) in his latest salvo against free press CNN


No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Media TorrentFreak 

Legal Footnote: You Have to Look Hard to See the Supreme…  ProPublica

Army challenges Golden Knights trademark; Vegas responds  ProHockeyTalk


Report Shows It's Increasingly Dangerous To Be A Christian In Many Countries  NPR

Meet the theologian who helped MLK see the value of nonviolence  The Conversation

Secret Documents Reveal Sex Abuse Scandal in Jehovah's Witnesses Church  Newsweek

An evangelical Catholic movement inspires commitment, stirs controversy

Bonhoeffer at the End of Life: Bonhoeffer, Evangelicals and Pastor Mike Hayes  Patheos

Latino Churches Fear Impact of Homeland Security Decisions  Christianity Today

Arson suspects sought in Pasadena church fire   LA Times

Evangelical Chaplain’s Suspension Intensifies Denomination’s Gay Marriage Debate  Religious News Service

A Brief History of Making Deals with the Devil: Niccolò Paganini, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Page & More  Open Culture

Edwin Hawkins, gospel star known for 'Oh Happy Day' dies at 74  LA Times


Megachurch Pastor admits to assaulting a teen 20 years ago, gets standing ovation  CBS News

Andy Savage’s Standing Ovation Was Heard Round the World. Because It Was Wrong (opinion)   Christianity Today

How California’s Megachurches Changed Christian Culture  KQED

Former pastor says Angley abused him  Akron Beacon Journal

Publisher cancels book by Tennessee pastor accused of sexual assault  USA Today


Trump’s ‘s---hole’ remark rattles evangelicals, other Christians  The Wichita Eagle

Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments have enraged many. But some evangelical leaders still back him  Washington Post 

First Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress says sentiment of Trump's vulgar immigration remarks 'on target'  Dallas News

Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks  Associated Press


Mapbreaking  Prototypr

Russia's Underground Art Finds A Home In The U.S.  NPR

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like  CNET

What’s Up With the Helvetica Font in ‘The Post’?  The Ringer


Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry again  Economist


Why Economists Make Terrible Fortunetellers  Jstor

The Real Future of Work: Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it  Politico 

The 7 Percent Rule: Why a small fraction of visitors drive most online traffic — and profit  Traffic


Removal of John Carroll's newspaper adviser upsets former students  Baltimore Sun


FIRE files lawsuit on behalf of Illinois student detained by police for ‘Shut Down Capitalism’ flyers  The FIRE

Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays: But they are also lonelier and more isolated  Economist

Millennials may be terrible, but they get arrested far less often than their parents did  SFGate

It’s Hard To Study If You’re Hungry: Half of all college students struggle with food insecurity, which is closely linked to lower graduation rates  New York Times


The 10 best places to find a job in 2018  CNBC

Internship opportunities, Summer 2018  NBC, Los Angeles


Time For Harassers To Be Held Accountable, Female Gamer Says  NPR

The Paradox of Protecting Students: In shielding students from sexual harassers, professors support a broken system  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Are men accused of harassment denied due process? Or are the victims?  Vox

U. of Rochester’s President Resigns as Report Supports Handling of Harassment Case  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Studies of sexual violence on campus don't suffer from a self-selection bias according to a new study  Dignity

Why Psychologist John Pryor Created The Likelihood To Sexually Harass Scale  NPR


Most dads say they spend too little time with their children; about a quarter live apart from them  Pew Research

The Grandparenting Generation  New Republic


The economy affects health in an unexpected way  NPR

Severe obesity linked to newly identified gene mutations  Imperial College of London

Researchers find identical twins share molecular similarity  Baylor College of Medicine

How neural stem cells turn into brain cells, may allow treatment of neurological disorders early on  UCLA

A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen  Stat News

Trump's new assistant Drug Czar: a 24-year-old campaign volunteer with no experience, in charge of billions to end the opioid epidemic  Washington Post

The New Health Care Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You  New York Times


Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods  The Scientist Magazine

Particle Physics hits a wall  Economist

An Oath for Scientists  Sometimes I’m Wrong Blog


2017’s Best and Worst Brand Names—And 3 Naming Trends For 2018  Fast Company

Star Wars, Meghan Markle, total eclipse drove sales on eBay in 2017  CNBC


Two new books probe the evolutionary roots of creativity   Economist


How America’s infatuation with World War II has eroded our conscience (a graphic portrayal)  The Nib

Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate  Slate

50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968  The Atlantic

Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today  Open Culture


The statistical methods used to analyze the data can influence the interpretation of the results  Elife Sciences

Funders should mandate open citations  Nature

We Used Broadband Data We Shouldn’t Have — Here’s What Went Wrong  FiveThirtyEight

That positive p-value we reported yesterday? Um, we screwed that up too  Axovant

A New Citation Database Launches Today: Digital Science’s Dimensions  Scholarly Kitchen


An Insider’s Take on Assessment: It May Be Worse Than You Thought (“assessors have known for sometime now that assessment does not work”)   Chronicle of Higher Ed

How to Survive the Robot Takeover: AI is coming for your job — and only a humanities degree can save you  Traffic

Are Prospective Students About to Disappear? New book says most colleges -- and the vast majority of nonelite institutions -- are about to face severe shortage of potential students  Inside Higher Ed

Higher Education Is Drowning in BS  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Educators must help undocumented students feel safe, supported (opinion)  Atlanta Journal Constitution  Get Schooled

Is there still a place for Christian colleges in American higher ed?  Education Dive

Moody Bible President and COO Both Resign, Provost Retires  Christianity Today


A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up  NPR 


A Scholar, But Not a Professor  Chronicle of Higher Ed

FIRE sues college for ignoring records requests about its firing of Black Lives Matter advocate  The FIRE

Judge Dismisses Suit of LSU Professor Who Was Fired for Obscenities  The Advocate