Articles of Interest - April 16


Vevo’s YouTube account hack hits popular music videos, causes biggest video ever to disappear  The Verge

Facebook is offering a $40,000 bounty if you find the next Cambridge Analytica  CNBC

The Book 'Videocracy' explores the power of YouTube  MSNBC

One Way to Fight Digital Distraction  Chronicle of Higher Ed

This Site Tracks How Wikipedia Is Being Edited in Real-Time  Fast Company

***PRIVACY redesign includes self-destructing emails  Ars Technica

Should Social Media Companies Pay Us For Our Data?  NPR

Facebook Crossed The Creepy Line And Can’t Go Back  BuzzFeed News

As Zuckerberg Smiles to Congress, Facebook Fights State Privacy Laws WIRED


The State of Video in 2018  Story Hunter

Everything You Need To Know About Video Production Costs  Story Hunter

5 Media Publishers to Watch in 2018  Story Hunter


YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals  Bloomberg

US says Russia targets internet routers for espionage  Associated Press

Supreme Court takes up internet sales tax case  NBC News


SenseTime: The billion-dollar, Alibaba-backed AI company that's quietly watching everyone in China  Quartz

Microsoft launches a phishing attack simulator and other security tools  TechCrunch


Why Modern Newsrooms Should Mind the Generational Gap  Hollywood Reporter   

How the Assad Regime Tracked and Killed Marie Colvin for Reporting on War Crimes in Syria  The Intercept 

Journalists Documented a Massacre. Their Prize: a Prison Cell  New York Times

The crisis in journalism has become a crisis of democracy  Washington Post

Beyond “Live at Five”: What’s Next for Local TV News?  Medium

The end of investigative journalism? Not yet  Columbia Journalism Review

Former ProPublica journalists are launching a newsroom to cover the impact of technology on society  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Headlines editors probably wish they could take back  Columbia Journalism Review

Pulitzer Prize Winners  Associated Press


TV news employment surpasses newspapers  RTDNA

As a secretive hedge fund guts its newspapers, journalists are fighting back  Washington Post

Journalism can profit from the nonprofit model  OC Register

The staggering body count as California newspapers founder, and democracy loses  LA Times 


Missouri School of Journalism grapples with what to do about Sinclair Broadcasting  Missourian

It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses: Here's Why  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The Rise of the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Movement  VICE 

The bots beat: How not to get punked by automation  Columbia Journalism Review

Can “Extreme Transparency” Fight Fake News and Create More Trust With Readers?   Harvard’s Nieman Reports


Working for the algorithm Machines will help employers overcome bias  Economist

The secrets of China’s real economy are being revealed by fact-checking through satellite imagery and artificial intelligence  Quartz

The beginning of a global quantum internet?  "This quantum gold-rush will entice growing numbers of speculators..."  Economist 

Really Random Numbers thanks to Quantum Physics  NPR

Artificial intelligence in the supermarket produce aisles  Tech Crunch

Automatic generation of data visualizations using sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural networks  Toward Data Science

A dozen major big data analytics tools grouped by storage, cleaning, mining, visualization  Datamation


Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom: An inside look at the inner workings of a technology you may take for granted  New York Times

Best coding games and toys for kids 2018  Tech Advisor


This Optical Illusion Where Colors Disappear When You Stare At Them Is Breaking Our Brains  Digg

Helvetica Is Now An Encryption Device  Fast Company


What Makes This Song Great? Ep. 1

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize  New York Times


Netflix Pulls Out of Cannes Following Rule Change  Variety


Radio isn't dead yet, but its future isn’t exactly healthy  cnet


The Search for Unintended Consequences  Becoming (my blog)


Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years  The Atlantic

Did the CIA fund creative writing in America?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Much Ado About ‘Ado’  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Disappearing Languages  Interactive

Duolingo Suddenly Has Over Twice As Much Language Learning Material  Fast Company 


5 Classic Literature Books You Need to Give Another Chance  Study Breaks

A poetry professor Deals with a Racial Slur  Washington Post


How #MeToo is inspiring a new era of feminist literature  Standard

Ever wonder why you've never seen a woman making sushi? This female sushi chef explains why  Mashable


Please Don’t Answer This 2020 Census Survey  The New Yorker


Most College Presidents Worry That Speech Issues Could Trigger Violence  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Supreme Court won’t hear pastor’s challenge to noise law: He was arrested during protests outside a Planned Parenthood clinic  Press Herald


The monkey selfie lawsuit lives: PETA and the photographer settled last year, but the Ninth Circuit will be issuing a ruling anyway  The Verge


Hybels steps down from Willow Creek following allegations of misconduct  Chicago Tribune

Ken Ham Can’t Find Enough Creationist Employees, So He’s Loosening Restrictions  Patheos

Why this former religion television reporter is considering divorcing her evangelical family  Washington Post


North County pastor sentenced for molesting young relative  Fox-5

Ex-Dolphins cheerleader claims NFL discriminated against her because of her faith  CBS News

Houston Megachurch Pastor Pleading Not Guilty To Fraud Charges  Houston Public Media 

Man who cites opposition to abortion for not paying taxes wins Round 1 in court  Oregon Lives

Mormon growth continues to slow, especially in the U.S. (opinion)  Religion News 

Trial of U.S. pastor facing up to 35 years in prison set to start in Turkey  NBC News 


Two publishers suspend publication of books by megachurch pastor Hybels in wake of misconduct allegations  Chicago Tribune

Tyndale Sued by Boy Who Didn’t Come Back from Heaven  Christianity Today

Jimmy Carter, 93, talks about his new book: ‘Faith’  Religious News Service


Inside the White House Bible Study group  BBC

California Bill would Outlaw Gay Conversion ‘Therapy’  San Jose Inside

US vice-president Mike Pence meets Southern Baptist megachurch pastors  Christian Today

Who Is Reinhold Niebuhr And What Is His Connection To James Comey?  NPR

Colombia’s Next President Could Be an Evangelical Woman  Christianity Today


How Parkland student journalists covered the shooting they survived and friends they lost Washington Post

Legal Analysis: Getting the numbers on college censorship  Student Press Law Center

Liberty president censors student newspaper over critics  Richmond Free Press

University of Toledo newspaper in danger of closing  Toledo Blade


Schools like Harvard Shouldn’t be Investigating Itself (opinion)   The Crimson

Did These Women See #MeToo Coming  New York Times 

Head of Nobel literature prize panel quits over sex abuse scandal  The Guardian


Gaslighting for Beginners (satire)  Medium


Lyme disease the first epidemic of climate change  Aeon 

The States Where People Die Young  The Atlantic

Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests  LA Times


These Maps Show the Average Cost of Childcare in Each State

It Takes 90 Hours to Make a New Friend  Life Hacker

California museum exhibit of awkward family photos  Awkward Family Photos


Lights, cameras, science: Using video to engage broader audiences  The Research Whisperer 

Physicists set new record for quantum entanglement  Univeristat Unnsbruck 


This strange syndrome causes people to think their loved ones have been replaced by identical impostors  Washington Post


10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web  Field Guide


The ethics of scientific publishing  Chemistry World

Researchers who actively push their papers on social media gain more citations, study finds  Times Higher Ed


College plays a powerful role in achieving the American dream (opinion)  The Hill

Justice Department Investigating How Colleges Use Early-Decision Admissions  NPR


Can tech save the humanities?  Boston Globe

Dear Humanities Profs: We Are the Problem  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Are 'Learning Styles' Real?  The Atlantic

Forgetting makes us smarter. Use these tricks to remember what you need to  NBC News


How Much Did Professors Earn This Year? Barely Enough to Beat Inflation Chronicle of Higher Ed


Student Loan Reform (opinion)  New York Times

More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms  Washington Post

4 in 10 millennials don't know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust, study shows  CBS News

Modest Advice for New Graduate Students  Medium

First-generation students are disproportionately more unlikely to finish college  National Center for Education Statistics

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force  Pew Research Center

Duke protesters disrupt president's speech to alumni  News Observer