Articles of Interest - Nov 5


Apple News will launch a real-time election results hub on November 6  Tech Crunch

How to follow live midterms coverage if you don't have cable  Poynter

Exit polls, election surveys and more: A guide for the 2018 midterms  Pew Research

Election 2018: voting tools, discounted rides, and everything else you need to know to vote The Verge

Loaded With Data and Whiz-Bang Effects, Maps Are the Real Stars of Election-Night TV New York Times

How To Watch The Midterms: An Hour-By-Hour Guide  538

Midterms Speed Read: All You Need to Know About Tuesday's Vote  Bloomberg


File-Sharing Software on State Election Servers Could Expose Them to Intruders  Propublica

Will 'deepfakes' disrupt the midterm election?  Wired 

Exit pollsters make changes after 2016 breakdown  Politico


The Growth of Reddit  QuillBot Blog 

Social media growth is over in the U.S. — which is its most valuable market  Recode

Designing people’s Instagram Stories is now a million-dollar business  Fast Company  

Youtube’s push to counter toxic videos with ‘good’ creators  Wired

Twitter Lost 9 Million Users in the Last Quarter  Fortune  

LinkedIn Is Now Home To Hyperpartisan Political Content, False Memes, And Troll Battles  BuzzFeed News

Liberal Democrats more likely than other groups to be politically active on social media  Pew Research Center 


Influencer marketing is BS  The Next Web

How to Spot Fake Social Media Influencers  Business News Daily 


Facebook revenue, user growth falls short of expectations  CNN

We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them  Vice


Inside the lives of full-time fitness Instagrammers Digg

Cristiano Ronaldo Passes Selena Gomez as Most Followed Person on Instagram Bleacher Report

Yes, Everyone on Instagram Is Having More Fun Than You Outside Online


How I Became A Celebrity In China By Losing My Cellphone (video)  BuzzFeed

France Moves To Ban Smartphones In Schools  NPR


The Truth Is Worth It: Perseverance (video)  New York Times

Women Journalists talk about Covering Violence  Women Across Frontiers  

Here’s how much bots drive conversation during news events  Wired  

The “Rebirth” of Local News  The Whole Story


What newsrooms are doing and should be doing on election day  Poynter 

Midterms in the local news void  Columbia Journalism Review  

Gannett steps away from printed election results  Harvard’s Nieman Lab


The New York Times is on pace to earn more than $600 million in digital this year, halfway to its ambitious goal  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Newsroom employees are less diverse than U.S. workers overall  Pew Research


Deepfake-busting apps can spot even a single pixel out of place  MIT Technology Review 

How Online Conspiracy Theories Make Their Way Into The Mainstream  NPR

When conspiracy theories inspire vigilante justice  The Week 

Russia's Fake Viral Videos Are Next Level  Digg  

Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up New York Times

A college instructor (in journalism, no less) causes waves with a conspiracy theory  Washington Post


The Four skills of Daring Leadership  Becoming (my blog)

Brené Brown knows what makes a great leader — and most politicians wouldn’t make the cut  Washington Post

Acting like an extrovert has benefits, but not for introverts  Aeon 

My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.'s Cult of Betterness  GQ

The surprising benefits of coming in second place  BigThink 


Book lovers in England form a human chain to help move their beloved local bookstore  CNN

The Worst Writing Advice in the World  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Antarctica scientist allegedly stabs colleague for spoiling the endings of books  LA Times  

The Power of a Conversation in Writing  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Family pays fine for 84-year-old overdue library book  Shreveport Times


What's the most influential book of the past 20 years?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Growing Up Surrounded by Books Has a Lasting Positive Effect on the Brain, Says a New Scientific Study  Open Culture

12 Angry Women In Literature Who Don't Apologize For Their Rage  Bustle

157 Animated Minimalist Mid-Century Book Covers  Open Culture 


Make your passion project happen: Apply to the Women’s Leadership Accelerator  Journalists

Who Decides Gender?  Economist 

How does research productivity relate to gender? Analyzing gender differences for multiple publication dimensions  Springer 

Why women leave the workforce  Axios 


U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It  New York Times 

I Threw Away My Robert E. Lee Portrait  The Atlantic

Nixon, the Racial Slur, and Me  Chronicle of Higher Ed

‘Are You Actually an M.D.?’: A Black Doctor Is Questioned as She Intervenes on a Delta Flight  New York Times

A US military training manual describes Saudis as having “Negro blood” in their ancestry: The military has a history of offensive material in their documents  Vox

National Geographic’s November cover falls back on a racist cliché  Vox


Anti-Defamation League Report Says Online Anti-Semitism Is A 'Daily Occurrence'  NPR  

Twitter Listed A Trending Topic For "Kill All Jews" After A Brooklyn Synagogue Was Vandalized  BuzzFeed News

How Anti-Semitism Is Tied To White Nationalism  NPR

I live among the neo-Nazis in eastern Germany. And it’s terrifying  The Guardian

He Was Shot In A Hate Crime. It Only Strengthened His Judaism  NPR


Identity Politics: Journalism And Race  NPR

Hispanic voters more engaged in 2018 than in previous midterms  Pew Research 

'Jim Crow's Last Stand' In Louisiana May Fall To Ballot Measure  NPR


US Declines in Internet Freedom  Tech Crunch  

Free speech on campus isn't so free when it's tied up in red tape  Washington Examiner


Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State and 3 publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials  Inside Higher Ed

The Supreme Court won’t take up Net Neutrality Washington Post


Quantum physicists found a new, safer way to navigate  Wired


How machine learning may help in the hunt for the source of mysterious viruses  Stat News 

Machine learning algorithm helps identify which animal species are most likely to be hosts for deadly diseases  Nature 

A deep learning performance cheat sheet: simple and complex tricks that can help you boost your deep learning models accuracy  Towards Data Science  

Can developers work on machine learning along with data scientists? That’s the claim  Your Story 

3 Common Mistakes That Can Derail Your Team’s Predictive Analytics Efforts Harvard Business Review 

A skeptic’s guide to thinking about AI  Fast Company 


Signal has a clever new way to shield your identity  Wired

Have the Midterms Been Hacked? An Election Security Q&A  Bloomberg


The producer's handbook to mixing audio stories   NPR  

Your horror noise background  Horrorli 

GoPro turns to an eagle to show off Hero7’s video stabilization technology  Digital GTrends


The inventor of the web says the internet is broken — but he has a plan to fix it  CNBC

Is an Internet Bill of Rights Necessary?  Information Week 


Donations to library skyrocket after Christian Fundamentalist checks out and burns LGBTQ children's books  Des Moines Register 

U.S. Baptist missionary from Indiana killed in Cameroon: family  Reuters

An illiterate Christian farmhand was sentenced to death for insulting Islam and held in solitary confinement for more than 8 years  NPR 

Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging huge cross as violation of church and state  The Hill

Ark Encounter has been ‘very busy,’ founder says: Admission numbers show decline 

“Make the Gospel Great Again": Large billboard of Trump & Bible Verse Removed  KMOV  

Megachurch Pastor Sues the authors of a longtime watchdog blog for Libel  Christianity Today 

Why I Heartily Disagree With the Pastor’s Reasons for Suing Bloggers  The Wartburg Watch  

Freddie Mercury’s family faith: The ancient religion of Zoroastrianism (opinion)  Religious News Service

In Japan, gospel music is a big hit—and an evangelistic tool  World Magazine 


Washington state lawmaker pens ‘Biblical Basis for War’: Calls for killing all non-Christian men who don't 'yield'  New York Daily News 

Trump’s evangelical advisers meet with Saudi Crown Prince and discuss Jamal Khashoggi’s murder  Washington Post 

Why this shrinking religious group might be among America’s last “swing voters”  Vox

How will Evangelicals vote in the midterms?  MSNBC 


Indiana Vending Machine Dispenses Clean Clothing and Blankets to People Without Homes  Mental Floss 

A doughnut store owner had to keep working long days and couldn't visit his ailing wife so the neighborhood starting buying out all of his doughnuts  OC Register  

Fisherman jumps on entangled whale's back, cuts it free  SFGate 

A woman saved her husband during cardiac arrest: After he awoke, she gave birth to their son Washington Post


The Art Institute of Chicago now offers full access to 52,000 high-res images of their collection This is Colossal 

Why are CEO photos so weird?  Vox 


Music improves social communication in autistic children  Science Daily

What do Bob Dylan’s drawings reveal about his music?  Economist  


The 100 Greatest Foreign-Language Film  BBC

Aretha Franklin Gospel Film Finally Has a Release Date, 46 Years After It Was Made  New York Times 


Is Radio Destined To Become The Next Blockbuster Video? (opinion)  Hypebot  


False Statistic on Sexual Harassment Spreads  Inside Higher Ed 

A Year Later, Americans Are Deeply Divided Over The #MeToo Movement  NPR

Google employees walk out over sexual harassment scandals  CNN

American business and #MeToo Economist   


Rise of the tribe: Experts predict that the radicalization of Western populations will only get worse  Axios 

Suicide Is Twice as Common as Homicide in the U.S.—and More Often Involves Guns—New Study Says  Fortune  


The Three Words You Should Never Use in a Work Email—And What to Say Instead  TIME

Is Emailing 'Just Checking In' Really That Bad?  Life Hacker 

Amazon has banned more than 5,700 of its top reviewers in the last 2 years as it increasingly cracks down on review abuse  Business Insider 


The poor world and the rich world face different problems with their waste  Economist 

A growing number of entrepreneurs are capitalizing on China’s air pollution crisis by selling bottled air. But who is it actually helping?  The Hustle 

Supreme Court won't block children's climate change lawsuit  CNN

Emerging economies are rapidly adding to the global pile of garbage  Economist

The world's oceans are warming far faster than thought  Axios


Here's How Much Your Work Suffers When You're Sleep Deprived  Curiosity

Cannabidiol is being touted as a magical elixir But maybe it’s just a fix for our anxious times  New York Times

The Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Language of Dieting  The Atlantic

Why do some people get CTE? It may be in their genes  CNN

Three partially paralyzed patients regain control over their leg muscles via precisely timed electrical stimulation to the spinal cord  Nature 

Flu’s success owes much to its genetic mutability  Economist 


Nebraska’s new tourism slogan is "Honestly, it's not for everyone"  Quartzy  

Why some millennials think travel is more important than sex  Vox 

More than 200 British Airways passengers have been trapped in a three-day flight from hell from Orlando to London that was stuck for two days in two different airports  New York Post 

America's 25 most popular national parks  Thrillist


The rise of the 4-letter baby name: The latest baby name trends include short, vowel-centric names  Quartz


A simpler, better way to diagnose mental illness: Patterns of speech may be telltales of particular symptoms  Economist 

5 of the strangest psychology cases in history  BigThink 


A comprehensive 'parts list' of the brain identifies at least 133 different types of brain cells, lays groundwork to catalog their properties and role in brain function  Allen Institute  

Neuroscience Discovers how the Brain experiences Time  Psychology Today 


10 productivity myths  Fast Company

Scared to take time off work? The productivity drive is making victims of us all  The Guardian

11 Time Management Myths That Are Hurting Your Productivity  Forbes


"Spanish flu” probably killed more people than both world wars combined  Economist


Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from  MIT Technology Review 

Colleges Grapple With Teaching the Technology and Ethics of A.I.  New York Times


A tool for checking authors’ retraction histories  The Ochsner Journal  

Sloppy Science: According to a new book by Marion Nestle, the unstated goal of most company-sponsored studies is to increase the bottom line  New York Times

More than 30% of about 150 researchers surveyed considered it acceptable to cite a paper that they had not read  Research Integrity and Peer Review

Heart failure study paused over concerns about disputed cell therapy papers  Stat News

How long does it take researchers to stop using the name of a Nazi doctor with a disease named for him?  Springer 

Meet Octopus, a new vision for scientific publishing  Science Mag 

Most Chinese scientists admit writing academic papers just to get promoted, survey finds  South China Morning Post 

A study fails to replicate, but it continues to get referenced as if it had no problems  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science  

A USC professor is facing accusations of “data fabrication, exaggerating outcomes and fraud  USC student media  

Lethargic Biomedical research results from adopting a doctrine that is incompatible with the principles of creative scientific discovery  Organisms


Public universities less affordable for low-income students and less accessible for members of minority groups  Inside Higher Ed 

Faced with steep budget cuts, several University of Wisconsin System campuses have targeted academic programs to try to save money  Inside Higher Ed

New book renews debate about donor influence: New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used  Inside Higher Ed

Savannah State University announces layoffs amid student enrollment decline  Savannah Now

Foxconn’s $100M deal with the University of Wisconsin has students worried  The Verge

This Kentucky college is the latest to split from Kentucky Baptist Convention

Iowa Wesleyan may close at the end of this semester  Inside Higher Ed

Liberty U Sells Student Email Addresses to Campaign The News & Advance  


Self-Directed Learning and Augmented Reality: How to Teach Gen Z  Chronicle of Higher Ed

They may have a reputation for being entitled but one professor found undergrads to be thoughtful and open to creative teaching approaches  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Professors Are the Likeliest Mentors for Students, Except Those Who Aren’t White  Chronicle of Higher Ed  

The latest campus flap over politics and academic freedom started with a fart joke Chronicle of Higher Ed


Millennials running for office in record numbers  MCNBC  

Inside the new industry of teaching you how to be an adult City Lab 


Southwestern College Student Newspaper recognized with national award for holding law enforcement agencies accountable  Student Press Law Center 

Student details his descent into alcoholism and rebirth after rehab  Sparton (student newspaper for Castleton University)

Should student journalists endorse political candidates?  Student Press Law Center 

Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers NPR