Articles of Interest - Feb 19


Drones that dodge obstacles without guidance can pursue you like paparazzi  MIT Technology Review 

In the future we won’t edit genomes—we’ll just print out new ones  MIT Tech Review


Even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI: a neural network that simulates the way moths recognize odors also shows how they learn so much faster than machines  MIT Tech Review

Buzzwords Just Create Confusion about Data Science  Dark Reading 

The misuse, abuse and traps of “statistical significance”  Christensen Institute


Want the Perfect Instagram Photo? This Park Hires a Photographer for You  Bloomberg

Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile  The Verge

Snapchat founder says user complaints 'validate' redesign  CNN

Why Facebook’s earliest efforts to kill off Snapchat completely backfired  Recode


Carry Around Your Google Account's Backup Two-Step Verification Codes in Case Your Phone is Stolen  Life Hacker

Tired of texting? Google tests robot to chat with friends for you  The Guardian

Google is replacing Facebook’s traffic to publishers  Recode

The ‘Stories’ format is coming to Google search next  The Verge

What Is Google Really Up To With Chrome Ad Blocking?  Popular Mechanics


The Cult of Convenience  Becoming (my blog) 

The Tyranny of Convenience (opinion)  New York Times

The ABCs of Fake Empathy: what it is, what it isn’t and how to cultivate it  The Polymath Project 


Why ‘Dialogue Journalism’ Is Having a Moment  PBS Media Shift 

When it comes to press freedom, America is no longer a ‘beacon’ for the world  Columbia Journalism Review

The Heartbreak and Frustration of Covering One Mass Shooting After Another  New Yorker

How the non-disclosure agreement became a tool for powerful people to stymie journalists from informing the public  Columbia Journalism Review

John Oliver: Is He a Journalist, Despite His Protests?  Variety

Best practices for reporting through social media during a mass shooting  Poynter 


Guide to Audience Revenue and Engagement of News Audiences  Columbia Journalism Review

New York Times CEO: Print journalism has maybe another 10 years  CNBC

How much U.S. newspapers charge for digital subscriptions  American Press Institute


The most common hashtags tweeted by Russian trolls  Quartz

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media  Tech Crunch


In 'Freshwater,' A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves  NPR


Education Department says it is no longer investigating transgender bathroom complaints  BuzzFeed

Judge gives grandparents custody of Ohio transgender teen  CNN

Male and female brain rhythms show differences  Science Daily


‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed  Washington Post

NBC Insists On Saying 'Pyeongchang' Incorrectly Because 'It's Cleaner' Huffington Post

How Diverse Casting in Branded Videos Expands Your Audience  Video Strategist


Provosts are generally confident of free speech rights at their own colleges and universities, but many are worried about the situation more broadly in higher education  Inside Higher Ed

The 10 worst colleges for free speech: 2018  The FIRE


Law School Accreditor Proposes Easing Limits on Online Education  Inside Higher Ed

Supreme Court Tackles Fourth Amendment Case Involving Cellphone Privacy

Beyoncé Songs Come to the Olympics. But Who Pays for the Rights?  New York Times

Judge Rules News Publishers Violated Copyright by Embedding Tweets of Tom Brady Photo  Hollywood Reporter

In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement–Goldman v. Breitbart News  Technology & Marketing Law Blog


Author of “The Faith of Donald J. Trump” is challenged on Morning Joe  MSNBC

Charlotte Mother Jailed For Baptism: Mother Reports To Jail  WSOC-TV


A landmark 5Pointz case shows the legal reasons why graffiti is art  Quartz

How restaurateur Mr Chow became the unlikely hero of the art world  Dazed

What the 5Pointz ruling means for street artists  The Conversation


Classical Music Couples Throughout History  NPR

A Town In Mexico Sees Guitar Sales Soar Thanks To The Movie 'Coco'  NPR


Bill Would Hold College Presidents Accountable for Sexual Abuse by Employees  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

In The Wake Of Rob Porter Allegations, Mormon Women Say Church Leaders Encouraged Them To Stay With Their Abusers  BuzzFeed

The Moral Responsibility of Restaurant Critics in the Age of #MeToo  The New Yorker

Bill Would Hold College Presidents Accountable for Sexual Abuse by Employees  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Call-In: Knowing Sexual Harassers  NPR

Breaking the Silence: the #MeToo Moment in Scholarly Communication  Scholarly Kitchen


New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable  University of Colorado Boulder

Google AI can scan your eyes to predict heart disease  Engadget


No, opposites do not attract  The Conversation

8 facts about love and marriage in America  Pew Research Center

How to avoid hugs (video)


A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day—until his co-workers found out  CNN

How Two Police Drones Saved a Woman's Life  The Atlantic

50 Years Later, Mister Rogers Remains Our Favorite Neighbor NPR


What Color Is a Tennis Ball?  The Atlantic

The Psychology Behind Successful Apps (opinion)  Media Post


Philosophy Relies on Those Double Majors  The Splintered Mind

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency  New Yorker


Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It  New York Times


Meet the ‘data thugs’ out to expose shoddy and questionable research   Science Mag


How Russian Bots Spread Fear at University in the U.S.  Inside Higher Ed

Students who attend for-profit colleges are outperformed on earnings and employment by other students in nearly every category  Brookings

In a fast-changing world, nearly everything is unsettled in higher education  Inside Higher Ed

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building  LA Times

Getting from ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’ on a Christian College Campus  Christianity Today

Female students at Christian colleges more likely to experience gender discrimination  Christianity Today


Harnessing the Power of the Developing Brain  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Hybrid learning techniques in both online and traditional classes can be better used (opinion)  Hechinger Report

Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most help  New York Times

Future economy demands workers who can learn online  The Hill

The lack of meaningful pedagogical training during graduate school  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Since the mid-1970s, college students have become increasingly less likely to major in education  Market Watch


College PR offices fight against student media to manipulate narrative  Student Press Law Center

Students hassled by transit authority and local cops for filming on the sidewalk of a public bus station    

Student reporter interviews classmates during shooting  Fort Worth Star-Telegram


The 7 Things Students Think About When Choosing a College  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Millennials Are Obsessed With Pets  Media Post

College roommates underestimate each other's distress, new psychology research shows  Science Daily


Why I Collapsed on the Job: Academics are silent workaholics—so free to work whenever we want that many of us end up working all the time  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Michigan State University Faculty Senate passes no confidence vote in Board of Trustees  Michigan Radio

History in the Face of Catastrophe: After my son died, how could I know anything for certain?  Chronicle of Higher Ed