Articles of Interest - April 23, 2018


Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert  BBC  

An Elaborate Hack Shows How Much Damage IoT Bugs Can Do  WIRED

This wearable device can respond to your thoughts  The Verge

Style Is an Algorithm  Racked


Machine learning meets Chaos Theory—and artificial-intelligence algorithms can apparently predict the future of chaotic systems  Quanta Magazine

The intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the practice of law—the tech tools now available to lawyers  Big Law Business

The TSA will soon start incorporating machine learning into scanners at airport security checkpoints  GNC

How to create “deep fake” videos and the implications  Hackernoon


17 Ways Your Friends Are Lying To You On Social Media  Cracked

Two things people get wrong about Snapchat, and two things Snap got wrong building its business  Recode

Q&A: How Pew Research Center identified bots on Twitter  Pew Research Center

What's Not Included in Facebook's 'Download Your Data'  WIRED


Palantir Knows Everything About You  Bloomberg 

Four U.S. senators seek details on unusual cellular surveillance in DC area  CNBC

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections  Wired


The BBC is letting you download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples from its archive  Music Radar

Phew, we’ve apparently solved 97% of the podcast measurement problem — everybody relax  Nieman Lab

A Complete Guide to Video Production Management  Story Hunter


The Internet has serious health problems, Mozilla Foundation report finds  Ars Technica

Web's inventor discusses digital monopolies, privacy threats  Associated Press


State of the Media: Audio Today 2018  Nielsen


How to build a story out of “no comment” comments  Dynamics of Writing

Lawyers: Journalist was detained by ICE because of reporting  Associated Press

How a Web marketer sneaked her pseudonym into U.S. News  New York Times

The Field Guide to Security Training in the Newsroom   

In many communities, the best local journalism is not coming from print  Poynter 

Meet the journalism student who found out she won a Pulitzer in class  Columbia Journalism Review

Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?  NPR

China wages war on apps offering news and jokes  Economist

The Importance of Journalism in the Age of "Fake News"  U-Mass Media 

Digital media research: The most interesting studies of early 2018  Journalism Resources  

Journalists, it's unethical to ignore your online security  Poynter


Report for America Supports seeks to install 1,000 journalists where Cutbacks Hit Hard  New York Times

How Much Is a Word Worth? Declining pay for freelance writers hurts more than just the quality of the prose  Medium

Why Are Newspaper Websites So Horrible?   CityLab

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable  The Conversation

Reinventing Local TV News  Harvard’s Nieman Reports


A PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama - It’s Not What It Appears (video)

Just the Facts – an interview with Brooke Binkowski of  Mile O’Brien blog

Americans Favor Protecting Information Freedoms Over Government Steps to Restrict False News Online

Dis/misinformation: less talking, more doing  Medium 

Fake news flourishes when partisan audiences crave it  Economist

Documentary in the Time of Fake News at The 21st Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival  Filmmaker Magazine

Ted Koppel delivers a brief history of fake news to the Stanford community  Stanford

Asian countries launch phoney assaults on fake news  Economist


Lessons from The Victorian Internet  Becoming (my blog)

Why BAD Photographers THINK They're Good (video)  Jamie Windsor


Culture Shapes the Brain:  How Reading Changes the Way we Think  Medical Express

The surprising benefits of a read-aloud reading group  The Research Whisperer


Can You Explain What a Shibboleth Is?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages  National Geographic

How to Teach the Rhythm of Language: Stop Counting Syllables!  Chronicle of Higher Ed


How Stories have Shaped the World  BBC 

If Henry David Thoreau were alive today, he would be pissed  NBC News


''Time's' 2018 Most Influential People list has record number of women, people under 40  USA Today

When Will the Gender Gap in Science Disappear?  The Atlantic


Mayor responds after Tennessee lawmakers punish Memphis for removing Confederate statues  WREG-TV

A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias  NPR

In a Proudly Diverse Australia, White People Still Run Almost Everything  New York Times

How American Racism Influenced Hitler  The New Yorker  


Joliet Junior College settles ‘free speech zone’ lawsuit  Chicago Sun-Times


Q&A: Lawyer behind Hannity revelation at Cohen hearing speaks  Columbia Journalism Review

Too often juries comprise 12 confused men (and women)  Economist

Supreme Court Preview: Immigrants' Rights And Notice To Appear  NPR 

New Hampshire Court Dismisses Defamation suit filed by a patent owner unhappy that it had been called a “patent troll”  Electronic Frontier Foundation

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie  Washington Post  


A California bill would amplify restrictions on "gay conversion therapy" – would it also ‘Ban the sale of Christian books including the Bible?  Snopes  

More women are coming forward with accusations of inappropriate encounters with Megachurch pastor Bill Hybels  Christianity Today

Criticism of Christians and Chick-fil-A Has Troubling Roots  Bloomberg

What is hell?  The Conversation


Church of The DonaldNever mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV  Politico 

Dozens of evangelical leaders meet to discuss how Trump era has unleashed ‘grotesque caricature’ of their faith (opinion)  Washington Post

Political Dealing: The Crisis of Evangelicalism  Fuller

White evangelical support for Donald Trump at all-time high  BongBong

There’s a ‘red evangelicalism and a blue evangelicalism’: Faith leaders gather to discuss their common future  Religious News Service


The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font  Quartz

Sound-Wave Tattoo  Digg


Personality predicts musical preference  Economist


University has refused to release names of students found to have committed sexual misconduct  Western Washington University

School warns student not to speak out on sexual assault case-without legal justification  The Breese (James Madison University’s student-run newspaper)

Vice Media is sued after employee is assaulted on assignment  NBC News

Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State  NPR

What Happens When A Community Tries To Address Its Own Sexual Harassment Issues  NPR


10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings  The Conversation

Bike-share companies are transforming US cities – and they’re just getting started  The Conversation


Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating bacterium—then accidentally made it stronger  PopSci

Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person  The Guardian

Climate change schism: Evangelical Christians divided on human role in global warming  NBC News


Some mutations tied to autism may be passed down from fathers  Spectrum News

Antidepressants in pregnancy tied to changes in babies' brains  Reuters 

Home Testing Kit Will Check For Sexually Transmitted Diseases  NPR

The vaccine dilemma: how experts weigh benefits for many against risks for a few  Stat News


Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is  The Conversation  

 This is what love does to your Brain: It's really an Addiction  Vox


Brain scans may help diagnose neurological, psychiatric disorders  Science Daily

Do adult human brains renew their neurons?  Economist


Why I Left Academic Philosophy  Medium


A Remedy for Broken Science, Or an Attempt to Undercut It?  Undark

Paper Accepted…Unless the Letter Was Forged  The Scholarly Kitchen


IoT Applications in Education  KD Nuggets

For-profit colleges lose when two-year colleges offer B.A. degrees  Hechinger Report

Opinion: It’s Time to Reconsider The Role And Future of Community Colleges  Times of San Diego

Nonprofits poised to unseat U of Phoenix as the largest online  Inside Higher Ed

How Liberty University Built a Billion-Dollar Empire Online  New York Times


Forget coding. It’s the soft skills, stupid. And that’s what schools should be teaching (opinion)  Washington Post


How to Turn Your Exams Into Learning Opportunities  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How Trauma Can Alter Your Teaching  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Who Doesn’t Get Overtime Pay? Online Instructors, for One  Chronicle of Higher Ed

As pay and benefits stagnate, nontenured faculty and graduate students in Illinois, Chicago look to unions  Chicago Tribune

Language of Ph.D Defenses  Chronicle of Higher Ed


SGA president who threatened college newspaper gets impeached  College Media Matters

Berkeley Student paper reports on Squirrel Candidacy to Student Senate  The Daily Californian   


A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern  Pew Research

Most colleges say applicants' social media profiles are 'fair game,' survey says

When Disadvantaged Students Overlook Elite Colleges  The Atlantic

University of Portland Boots Tennis Player From Roster After “Violent, Misogynistic” Remarks  Willamette Week

Poll: Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events  NBC News

Boston College Philosophy Professor Offers Students Extra Credit for Going on First Date  Daily Signal