Articles of Interest - April 30


Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today  Recode

E-sports evolved from a hobby into an obsession, into a business — and now it is a full-fledged entertainment industry  Strategy-Business


A bomber posing as a cameraman killed 10 journalists and 21 others in Afghanistan as they reported on a terror attack  The Guardian

The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual  BuzzFeed

Do people really want to watch a Netflix show about BuzzFeed journalism?  Columbia Journalism Review

Collaborative journalism: keys to success for transnational projects in Latin America, according to Connectas  Knight Center 

Why Americans Are Afraid to Talk to Reporters: They Fear Backlash From Their Neighbors, and Are Wary the Media Will Exploit Them  Zocal Public Square

How much of what local TV stations post to Facebook is actually local? For many, right around half  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

The Pulitzer-laden researcher embedded in the Post newsroom  Poynter

Here are eleven amazing data journalism projects. Which one is your favourite?  Medium

Explainers are tedious. Fact-checks can feel partisan. Is there a third way?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

How to get notified when audiences post your work to Reddit  Poynter

How To Engage In The Comments: A Journalist’s Guide  The Coral Project


To get to 10 million subscribers, The New York Times is focusing on churn  Digiday

Mic faces an uncertain future in a post-Facebook world  Digiday

New documentary about the New York Times: The Fourth Estate  Media Post


We’re underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video  Vox

Wikipedia Founder Says Internet Users Are Adrift In The 'Fake News' Era  New England Public Radio  

Is it satire or fake news? Depends on who you ask  Poynter

Rain of terror: Egypt to crack down on 'fake' weather reports   The Guardian


What the internet’s biggest mistakes can teach us about the future: A talk with LinkedIn’s CEO  Axios

Snapchat will allow users to buy products via augmented reality  Axios

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum resigns from Facebook after clashes over user data  Quartz

Social Media ads are a bad deal for small businesses and individuals  BongBong

Everything You Need To Know About Reddit  Daily Infographic

Is the importance of audience engagement largely anecdotal and abstract?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab


Animal influencers: How popular pets on Instagram launch careers  CBS News

Everything We Know About the Feud Between These Two Computer-Generated Instagram Influencers  The Cut

Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram  The Guardian


The WIRED Guide to Crispr  WIRED 

I explain Blockchain to my 6-year-old brother  Medium

Have We Reached The Tipping Point For Digital?  Hello Sign

China's behavior monitoring system bars some from travel, purchasing property CBS News 

Snapchat Debuts New Spectacles. We Try Them on for Size  WIRED

China is using brain-scanning hats to track workers’ emotions  Daily Dot  


What is explainable AI and why does the U.S. military need It?  Medium 

An Introduction to Hashing in the Era of Machine Learning  Bradfields

No One Is Sure How Good, or Bad, AI Will Get (video)

IoT Inspector: Princeton releases a tool to snoop on home IoT devices and figure out what they're doing  BongBong

Takeaways from CERN talk about deep neural network predictions including the features that make NNs take the correct decisions  Science

We need not just privacy law, but consumer protection law for the age of big data  The Hill


People who submit DNA for ancestors testing are unwittingly becoming genetic informants on their innocent family  Miami Herald 

Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over 'deceptive' privacy standards  The Guardian

Tactics Used To Find Golden State Killer Raise Privacy And Legal Questions  NPR

How to Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — and Cambridge Analytica  ProPublica

Dealing with the privacy paradox  Monday Note


Gmail Is Getting a Long-Overdue Upgrade  WIRED

Sounding The Alarm About A New Russian Cyber Threat  NPR

What the internet’s biggest mistakes can teach us about the future  Axios


Empathy is always a risk  Becoming (my blog)

How to Say ‘No’ to Others and ‘Yes’ to Yourself  GirlsNightinClub

The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die  The Atlantic 


A visit to Europe reveals the omnipresence of English — and the danger of making assumptions about its universality  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Can genes change the way languages evolve?  Quartz 


Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read  NPR

Bezos: A CEO Who Can Write  Monday Note


Best Fiction BooksSpring 2018  Medium 

10 Book Designers Discuss the Book Covers They Rejected, And Why  Electric Literature

Nobel prize in literature may be cancelled in 2018 amid sexual abuse scandal The Guardian 

Jane Austen, authority on relationship intricacies, has been cited in 27 legal decisions  Vox


This calculator puts a dollar value on the invisible, unpaid work done by women  Quartz

The Top Jobs Where Women Are Outnumbered by Men Named John  New York Times

Women scarce at top of U.S. business – and in the jobs that lead there  Pew Research Center

The Forgotten Gender Nonconformists of the Old West  Daily Jstor


A new lynching memorial highlights America’s grim legacy of racial terrorism Vox

Race gap narrowing in prescription opioid use  Journalists Resources


The Supreme Court ruled that the Patent Office can not only issue patents, but can also retract them   Tom’s Hardware

Can Handwriting Be Copyrighted?   Scholarly Kitchen


California Bill Wouldn’t Ban the Bible  Fact Check

Southern Baptist leader pushes back after comments leak urging abused women to pray and avoid divorce  Washington Post

Key findings about Americans’ belief in God  Pew Research

NBA Star Stephen Curry Scores Film and TV Pact With Sony  Hollywood Reporter

Black Americans are more likely than overall public to be Christian, Protestant  Pew Research Center

Arizona Megachurch Pastor resigns from after sex abuse allegations  KTAR-TV

Key findings about Americans’ belief in God  Pew Research Center

Most Americans believe in a higher power, but not always in the God of the Bible: 72 percent believe in a higher power of some kind  Washington Post

How The Megachurch Phenomenon Has Unintentionally Isolated Small Churches  Christianity Today


Donald Trump's Spiritual Adviser Paula White Is Telling Women and Megachurch Pastors to Vote Republican In November  Newsweek

Ryan's Dismissal Of House Chaplain Sparks Outrage And Suspicion  NPR


Canada's oldest blood donor Beatrice Janyk, 95, still pumped about giving  Vancouver Sun

This mom never went to her prom. Her teenage son just fixed that  Washington Post 

50 Ways The World is Getting Better  A Wealth of Common Sense

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now  TIME


Elements of Typographic Style  Kevin Kelly Blog

An AI can realistically “paint in” missing areas of photographs  Kottke


Spotify Redesigns Its Free Tier, With Hopes Of Grabbing Even More Users  NPR


A survey of College Media Assoc. Members about student print, broadcast and web media operations  College Media

Alumni effort to keep SMU's student newspaper independent is quashed  Dallas Morning News


Millennials blame boomers for ruining their lives  Axios

Student’s death leads to investigation of possible cheating at George Mason  Washington Post

Why ‘the Coed’ Vanished From Campus Language  Chronicle of Higher Ed

This college professor gives her students extra credit for going on dates  Washington Post

Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time'   Telegraph 

Some Teens Enter Rehab for Social Media Addiction  News on 6


How To Calculate Your Freelance Hourly Rate  Daily Infographic

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University  NPR

You’ve Graduated, Now What? Advice for Broadcast News Grads  RTDNA


When Pop Culture Sells Dangerous Myths About Consent  The Atlantic

10 Pieces You Need to Read About Sexual Assault and the Church  Sojourners


ProPublica’s news game about seeking asylum  ProPublica 

7 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2018  Pew Research Center


Earth Day was April 22, but people seem to be losing interest  Quartz

New satellite to spot planet-warming industrial methane leaks  The Guardian


It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year  Vox

For Faulting a Chinese Tonic, He Got 3 Months in Jail. Then Cheers  The New York Times

Why being a night owl may lead to earlier death  Vox

Five things you might be surprised affect weight  BBC

How salad became a major source of food poisoning in the US  Vox

Science Explores Benefits Of Probiotics  NPR

The CDC just announced one in 59 children are autistic. Here’s why that’s not evidence of an epidemic  Vox


About one-third of U.S. children are living with an unmarried parent  Pew Research Center

Juvenile delinquents: Boys with hostile fathers commit more crime  Journalists Resources


Scientists reported the discovery of a new DNA structure inside human cells  New Atlas

In-depth scientific endeavour is fading away in science, and what is emerging is the ability to sell the importance of a piece of science  F1000 blog 

To argue with flat earthers, use philosophy not science  Quartz

New animal study connects brain's smell center with fear response and breathing patterns  University of Colorado


Mental Health Facts That Most People Get Wrong  Cracked

Psychologists on the Radio  Daily Jstor


Nobel prize in literature may be cancelled in 2018 amid sexual abuse scandal  The Guardian

Ludwig Wittgenstein was one of the great 20th-century philosophers. He also invented the emoji  Quartz


4 Weekend Habits That Can Save Time and Boost Your Productivity Next Week  Inc.


Tiny Lab-Grown 'Brains' Raise Big Ethical Questions  NPR


Advocating for publishing peer review  ASAPbio

Workloads influence when authors submit papers to journals  Nature

Publish or Perish: Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences  The London School of Economics and Political Science


Liberty University is no longer the largest Christian university  Religious News Service

Falwell: By Liberty University’s definition, it’s still the largest Christian university  Religious News Service

Christian College student newspaper wins top award  Salem News

Lawsuit by Northwest Christian University instructor alleges racial discrimination  The Register Guard


Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Semester’s Ending. Time to Worry About Our Flawed Course Evaluations  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How We Can Help Students Survive in an Age of Anxiety (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Want to Be a 'Volunteer Adjunct'? Southern Illinois U. Is Hiring  Chronicle of Higher Ed