Articles of Interest - Nov 12


Study shows that social media limits made people feel less lonely  Engadget 

Advertisers see value in people with as few as 1,000 followers: the nanoinfluencers  New York Times


Why robocalls have taken over your phone  The Verge

The quiet revolution that's making your phone smarter than you at photography  Tech Radar


How Secure Were The Midterm Elections?  NPR

The Best Security and Privacy Tech to keep your Friends Safe  Tech Crunch 


Welcome to the age of the hour-long YouTube video  Wired 

This website lets you make your own emojis  BongBong 


Pew Research Center Says Half Of Adults Use YouTube To Learn New Things  NPR


The New York Times is digitizing more than 5 million photos dating back to the 1800s  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines  New York Times

Conflict Photographer Lynsey Addario on Art, Love, and War  Big Think 

A journalist’s dilemma: wanting to do more to help than tell the story  The Ground Truth Project 

In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Following investigation, Houston Chronicle retracts eight stories  Houston Chronicle

Why are some women “news avoiders”? New research suggests one reason has to do with emotional labor  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

The Many Voices of Journalism  Columbia Journalism Review  

The commercial use of FOIA in the service of corporate interests  New York Times

So Many College Students Get News on Snapchat  Mashable 


These news anchors are professional and efficient: They’re also not human  Washington Post 

Free Speech and Journals’ Responsibility in Vaccine Debates  PLOS

The Acosta Video Debate Is the Future of Fake News  Medium 

Don’t want to fall for fake news? don’t be lazy  Wired 

Find Out If You Got Duped By The Internet With This Week's Fake News Quiz  BuzzFeed News 

WhatsApp awards $1 million for misinformation research  Poynter


Dear Journalism Students, You Are NOT The Enemy  Dynamics of Writing

Pepperdine Journalism Student Reacts To Thousand Oaks Shooting  NPR

The student newspaper at the University at Buffalo revealed political donation patterns among university faculty, staff, and councilmembers  Spectrum


Gen-Z employees don’t do email  Fast Company 

Somebody at Hasbro Apparently Thought Monopoly for Millennials was a great idea  Mashable 


The Tyranny of Clock Time Becoming (my blog) 

The Problem With Being Perfect: A trait that’s often seen as good can actually be destructive. Here’s how to combat it The Atlantic

Do We Grow Less Tolerant of Language Change as We Age?  Chronicle of Higher Ed 


How To Become A Great Writer: George Orwell  Medium

Writing advice from author Katie Kitamura  PBS 

30 Words Of Wisdom From Writers, To Inspire You Through The Rest Of NaNoWriMo  Bustle


Arabic has a low profile: Part of the reason is that it is not really a single language at all Economist

Why Do Quarterbacks Say 'Hut Hut Hike?'  Digg

Blasphemy and the Strange World of Linguistic Crimes  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Where Do We Begin? Language Learning and Grammar Chronicle of Higher Ed


The Real Names of 42 Fictional Characters  Mental Floss

Read up with our favorite end-of-year books  Wired   

The Women of Brooklyn’s Well-Read Black Girl Book Club  The Cut


Midterms Were Billed 'The Year Of Women' And Indeed They Were  NPR

The female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court tend to get interrupted more often during oral argument  Bloomberg 

The 2018 Gender Gap Was Huge  FiveThirtyEight 

How the women in charge of programming at CNN are changing the news we see  Fast Company


White man angrily accuses a black teenager of stealing a wallet: The teen and his classmates were doing a project on racism  KDVR

‘We are armed now’: In Kentucky, shootings leave a black church and the white community around it shaken Washington Post

School district investigates boys' apparent Nazi salute taken during prom  NBC-15

Local racist angry at protestors in Orange, Texas  BoingBoing

Key takeaways about Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections  Pew Research Center  


Is Banning Reporters From The White House Legal? Jim Acosta's Press Pass Suspension Sparked Outrage Bustle

The idea of intellectual property is nonsensical and pernicious   Aeon  


Is The Pentagon Modifying Viruses To Save Crops — Or To Wage Biological Warfare?  NPR

The 7 Craziest Ways CRISPR Is Being Used Right Now  Medium  

Radars, Cameras, and Lidar: How Self-Driving Cars See the Road  Wired  

We Tried Facebook’s New Portal Device (So You Don’t Have To)  New York Times

***BIG DATA & AI  

Machine learning algorithms don’t yet understand things the way humans do — with sometimes disastrous consequences  New York Times

Radio emissions intelligence that has mostly been the domain of militaries/intelligence agencies—But private industry is giving it a shot Wired

Distinguishing between different types of data scientists..which to hire and what they need to succeed Harvard Business Review

The first proof that quantum computers can outstrip conventional technology  Axios 

MIT Survey: B2B marketers enthusiasm—not only for what ML is capable of doing, but also for the ways it will enable them to improve their own performance  MIT Tech Review 


A Christian Radio Network is edging ever closer to becoming the Trump radio network: Sebastian Gorka  Associated Press

Lead Singer for Christian Band Provided Freddy Mercury’s vocals in Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Relevant Magazine 

The Satanic Temple sues Netflix for $150 million for using a statue of a demon god in 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'  CNBC 

Pepperdine Student, Cal Lutheran Grad Among California Shooting Victims  Christianity Today 

Randy Alcorn on Evangelical Sex Scandals: Bad Pastors Just Reappear at New Churches, Repeat Sins Christian Post  

Baptist attitudes about alcohol may be shifting, observers say  The Alabama Baptist

Unification Church Proclaims Christian Era is Over; Next Week Christian Entertainers Open for God’s Daughter  Throckmorton Blog 

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren recovering after emergency surgery  OC Register 


Faith leaders denounce Trump proclamation denying asylum outside border crossings  Religious News Service 

Texas Megachurch pastor calls Democrats 'some kind of religion that is basically godless'  KHOU


Fisherman in New Zealand rescues toddler floating at sea  Associated Press

9 year old designs Virginia county's "I Voted" sticker  CBS News  

Heartwarming Photos of Acts of Kindness  MSNBC  

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with polio-like illness AFM to walk again  CBS News

Boy Has Dished Out More Than 65,000 Doughnuts To Cops To Say Thank You  MSNBC


Why are tech companies making custom typefaces?  ARUN

Recycled Packing Materials Sculpted Into Elaborate Renaissance Costumes by Suzanne Jongmans  This is Colossal 

The top submissions to Nat Geo's 2018 photography contest  National Geographic  

Why Do Filmmakers Love van Gogh?  New Yorker 

David Hockney's Portrait of an Artist and the priciest works by living artists ever sold at auction  CBC  

The Size of Things: Now with Context: An artist models the universe at 1/190 millionth scale Scholarly Kitchen

A New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries  Open Culture 

Mary Baldwin shut down an art exhibit after two days when some students said images were racist Inside Higher Ed


Inside the booming business of background music  The Guardian  

BMI tells Trump campaign Rihanna's work has been removed from their license agreement  LA Times 

The Album is in Trouble, and the Music Business Probably Can’t Save it  Rolling Stone

Andrea Bocelli Becomes First Classical Artist to Hit No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart Billboard


Vice Media to cut workforce by up to 15%, consolidate websites  Market Watch


The 50 Greatest Movie Dance Scenes of All Time  Vulture 

Memoir of growing up as the gay son of a conservative Baptist preacher & Attending Christian College has been made into a movie  NPR 


Review of A Private War: A Journalist Puts Her Life on the Line  Chicago Sun-Times 

What Makes a Great Movie About Journalism?  New Republic 


10 Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job Interview  The Cut   


A Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Faces Novel Penalty: Prospective Students May Read All About It  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Dear Dads: Your Daughters Told Me About Their Assaults. This Is Why They Never Told You (opinion) Washington Post

He Spent Four Days In Jail For Sex Crimes Against A Minor: Prosecutors Want Him In Prison BuzzFeed News

Uber has defined 21 categories of sexual misconduct, from leering to rape Quartz  

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence  NPR


Mass incarceration is a political choice. It can be undone  Economist 

Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns? NPR


Visualizing the World's Tech Giants 2018 by Market Cap  How Much  

To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words  INNOVATION 3 Business Models That Could Bring Million-Dollar Cures to Everyone  Harvard Business Review 


The ozone layer appears to be successfully repairing itself BBC

Big Oil claims it's doing its part to combat climate change: A new study finds it's not even close Business Insider


The key to a long life has little to do with ‘good genes’  Wired  

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers  The New Yorker  

Autism Linked to Zinc Deficiency in Childhood  Newsweek

The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome: Unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies  The New Yorker 

US cigarette smoking rate reaches new low  CNN

Fewer than One in Three Americans Meet New Physical Fitness Guidelines Real Talk 910

Do gut bacteria make a second home in our brains?  Science Mag  

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s New York Times


These Men Ate Poison So You Could Have the FDA  Gizmodo  

Do you love or loathe coffee? Your genes may be to blame National Geographic

The Curse of the Honeycrisp Apple  Bloomberg

Every State's Most Important Food Innovation  Thrillist


Digital Media Is 'Like Cocaine' for Babies’ Developing Brains  US News & World Report

Designer Babies Aren’t Futuristic. They’re Already Here  MIT Tech Review 

Many Turn to YouTube for Children's Content, News, How-To Lessons  Pew Research Center

Parents worry more about bullying than anything else  Economist \

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer The Atlantic

The school bully has moved online and is following children home  Economist  


Frequent inbreeding may have caused skeletal abnormalities in early humans  Science Mag

Stem Cells Remember Tissues’ Past Injuries  Quanta Magazine 


What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine  New York Times

Super Empaths Are Real, Says Study  Vice 

Study: young men obsessed with building muscles have higher mental health risks  Big Think 

Americans Can't Escape Long-Disproven Body Stereotypes: People continue to fall back on harmful assumptions about the link between body shape and personality  The Atlantic 

Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success  Big Think 

Veteran Suicide (podcast)  Axios

New theory of human thinking says the brain's navigation system is central to organizing and recalling memories and experiences  CBS News


Sadness Circuit Found In Human Brain  NPR 

How to train your brain to accept change, according to neuroscience NBC News


Is Donald Trump the Andrew Jackson of Our Time?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

We once trusted too much in inevitable progress: We got World War  The Washington Post


The largest database of scientific retractions just went live and makes the process a whole lot easier  HowStuffWorks 

Many Chinese doctorate students can’t graduate until they publish articles in academic journals — a demand that pushes many into corruption Sixth Tone

Scientists struggle with confusing journal guidelines  Nature 

Rash Of Retractions Highlight Flaws In Science, But Also Self-Correction  WGBH 

Why Fake Data When You Can Fake a Scientist?  Medium


How Americans voted on 6 key higher ed ballot measures  Education Dive

The future of work won't be about degrees, it will be about skills  CNBC 

Feds Prod Universities to Address Website Accessibility Complaints  Inside Higher Ed

What the results of the Midterm Elections Mean for Higher Ed  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Florida’s College of the Arts will increase its faculty by over 10 percent  Inside Higher Ed

Universities under investigation for poor website accessibility  Education Dive

The Hottest New Place for University Satellite Campuses: Los Angeles  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Trump Administration Just Reissued Rules Allowing Employers “Religious Or Moral” Exemptions To Covering Birth Control  Buzzfeed News 

After California massacre, sister universities show support for Pepperdine  Chronicle of Higher Ed  


We Need Cutting-Edge Humanities More Than Ever  Pacific Standard

As Humanities Majors Decline, Colleges Try to Hype Up Their Programs  The Atlantic

Employers Want Liberal Arts Grads Inside Higher Ed


5 Teaching Tips From ‘How Humans Learn’  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Class Discussion  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class? NPR


Invisible police in senior academia  Neurochambers 

Connecticut community college professor put on paid administrative leave for giving Nazi salute Hartford Courant

An academic reported sexual harassment: Her university allegedly retaliated  The Verge