Articles of interest - April 9, 2018


How to Check if Cambridge Analytica Could Access Your Facebook Data  WIRED

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings  Pew Research

How Twitter Bots Help Fuel Political Feuds  Scientific American

Zuckerberg is Getting training on how to testify before Congress  The New York Times

Facebook Imposes New Restrictions on Ads and Popular Pages  WIRED

‘You Are the Product’: Targeted by Cambridge Analytica on Facebook  New York Times


Financial Analyst Says Most Consumers Don't Realize How Their Data Is Used  NPR


You Are The Media You Eat  Medium 

How to Balance Your Media Diet  Medium


US suspects cellphone spying devices in DC   Associated Press

A Long-Awaited IoT Crisis Is Here, and Many Devices Aren't Ready  WIRED


Some data sets for teaching data science  Simply Statistics


Best Mobile Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox Focus, Google Chrome, and More  WIRED


Apple to release a Final Cut Pro X update video recording codec and advanced Closed Captioning April 9th  Engadget

True Crime, Fake Homicide: The Onion's 'A Very Fatal Murder' Podcast  NPR 

The Cohort: 'Pick the part of the media world you think most needs to exist and start making it'  Poynter

Switching Every 19 Seconds: How Our Brains Multitask With New Media  Forbes


TV reporter prompts 911 call of ‘crazy lady’ talking to self  Seattle Times

Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers  Big Law Business

Trump's feud with Amazon is really about the Washington Post's success  The Guardian

Push Notifications at the NYT  New York Times

Unpaid internships and a culture of privilege are ruining journalism (opinion)  The Guardian

How Trump thrives in ‘news deserts’  POLITICO

This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World  BuzzFeed


A Startup Media Site Says AI Can Take Bias Out of News  Motherboard

Automated fact-checking has come a long way. But it still faces significant challenges  Poynter 

Twitter, Facebook, Slack: Using Every Tool to Hear What Readers Think  The New York Times


KVAL co-anchors refuse to read controversial script  Register Guard 

I Quit Working For Sinclair And They Sued Me. Here's Why I'm Fighting Back Huffington Post

SPJ disappointed by Sinclair chairman's comments about print journalists  Society of Professional Journalists 

Sinclair Rescinds Donation Pledge to NPPA for Legal Advocacy  NPPA

Sinclair is hiring for hundreds of open positions, amid ‘must-run’ script scandal   ThinkProgress

Journalism-school Deans Send Letter to Sinclair: the company has "crossed a line"  The Hill


Local TV is doing way better than you’d think, a new report suggests  Nieman Lab

Denver Post Finds Out Why Laying Off A Third Of Your Newsroom Is A Bad Idea  Digg

Mapping the future of local news, together  Poynter

Why do reporters take the risk to start a media business? These answers might surprise you  Medium

Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint threatens American Newspapers (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Lobby State lawmakers to pass a bill barring non-compete clauses for broadcast journalists (opinion)  Providence Journal


A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election  Washington Post

How A Teacher In France Is Trying To Help Her Students Spot Fake News  NPR

A guide to the (many, similarly named) new efforts fighting for journalism  Nieman Lab

The Man Who Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google  NPR

Critics of Dan Rather’s tips about fake news brought up his past. But the points are still solid  Washington Post

The Era of Fake Video Begins  The Atlantic

Weaponized ‘fake news’ claims are now doing real damage  RTDNA

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


‘It Has to Be Perfect’: Putting Out a Yearbook After the Parkland Shooting  The New York Times  

SMU to take control of student newspaper  Dallas News

WSU president approves cut to student newspaper, but offers other university funding  The Wichita Eagle

A 21-year-old dropped out of college to rate dogs on the internet — and now he's making six figures  Business Insider

Concern, condemnation after SFCC student newspaper reports on Pitcher scandal disappear  Spokesman


Sharing photos may subtly change how we remember  Becoming (my blog)

Why We Like Things That Are Bad For Us  Medium

7-Year Follow-Up Shows Lasting Cognitive Gains From Meditation  UC Davis

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death  The New Yorker


Expand Your Writing Potential with a Smart Notebook and Pen  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Can You Identify a Lower Case G? “An intriguing way of looking at questions about the importance of writing for reading”   Scholarly Kitchen


The number of American college students studying foreign languages continues to fall  Quartz

Scientists Probe an Enduring Question: Can Language Shape Perception?  Undark

Trendy Suffixes, for Fun and Profit  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The ‘g’ in Google’s Old Logo Is Really Weird  The Atlantic

Think You Know a Word’s Origin? Think Again  Chronicle of Higher Ed


How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry  POLITICO 

10 Satirical Covers for the Terrible Books You Can’t Get Away From: Imaginary cover designs for the worst clichés in publishing  Electric Literature

Copy Editing and Proofreading a Book: It Takes a Village  Chronicle of Higher Ed

25 Amazing Books by Women You Need to Read  Mental Floss

Why the literature of antiquity still matters  Washington Post


Court: Employers Can’t Pay Women Less Because of their Salary History  Washington Post

Female Medics Rushed to Help a Man Who Collapsed in a Sumo Ring. They Were Promptly Told to Leave  TIME

Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers  Associated Press

Feminist Health Guide 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Will Stop Publishing  NPR

Men are Concerned about what #MeToo is doing to men at work  Washington Post


On Being Excluded: Testimonies by People of Color in Scholarly Publishing  The Scholarly Kitchen

The Billion-Dollar Romance Fiction Industry Has A Diversity Problem  NPR

Textbook Racism: How scholars sustained white supremacy  Chronicle of Higher Ed

It's time to re-examine diversity and inclusion programs to make real progress  The Hill


Has This Man Sued You? A "Copyright Troll" Takes on Hollywood  Hollywood Reporter

Music Copyright After 'Blurred Lines': Experts Speak Out  Rolling Stone

InfoWars sued by man Alex Jones falsely identified as Parkland gunman  The Guardian

So to Speak podcast: Have you been defamed?  The FIRE  

Judge Judy's $47 Million Salary Isn't Too Much, Rules Real Judge  Hollywood Reporter


Can religion solve El Salvador’s gang problem?  1843 magazine

Bibles pulled from online stores as China increases control of religion  CNN

Christian women in the U.S. more religious than their male counterparts  Pew Research Center

Witches, Frog-Gods, and the Deepening Schism of Internet Religions  WIRED 

The most religious regions in the US  Gallup  

California Lawmakers Consider How To Regulate Homeschools After Abuse Discovery  NPR

Texas pastor arrested for failing to report sexual assault  Star-Telegram

Billy Graham's regrets, in his own words  Christianity Today


The Inside Story of Reddit's Redesign  WIRED

Googles in the Gallary: Mass Art Museums Venture into Virtual Reality  The ARTery


'Just As True': Johnny Cash's Poems Set To Music For New Album  NPR

As Boomer Musicians Retire, Concert Industry Faces Uncertain Future  Rolling Stone


Great Movies About Faith Are Hard To Come By. Enter 'Blue Velvet'  Vox

What About “The Breakfast Club”? Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo  (by Molly Ringwald)  New Yorker


Hunger And Homelessness Are Widespread Among College Students, Study Finds : The Two-Way  NPR

Parkland highlights political potential of millennials. The question now is if they'll vote  LA Times

Food, Housing Insecurity May Be Keeping College Students From Graduating  NPR

What do students want most? To be treated with respect  The Guardian 

Why is the Drinking Age 21?  Mental Floss 


Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs  The Guaridan

Attack At YouTube Offices Brings Company's Content Policy Into Question  NPR

Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism  WIRED


Managing human resources is about to become easier: AI is changing the way firms screen, hire and manage their talent  Economist

2018 Airfare Study – The Best Time to Buy Flights, based on 917 million airfares  Cheap Air

Customer service could start living up to its name: How AI can make businesses look more caring  Economist

How Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers And Millennials Would Invest $10,000, Visualized   Digg


How To Play Video Games Without Messing Up Your Body  Kotaku

Huge trove of unknown viruses found in fish, frogs and reptiles  Nature

Fighting Bacterial Infection With…Viruses?  Daily Jstor

Food allergy is linked to skin exposure and genetics  Northwestern University 

There’s no such thing as an ‘opioid-addicted’ newborn  Washington Post


Dishwashing causes more relationship distress than any other household task The Atlantic

'No One Meant To Be In My Office': A Divorce Lawyer's Tips On Staying Together  NPR


The Psychology Behind False Confessions  Daily Jstor

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit  New York Times


New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience  WIRED


Nietzsche on Truth, Lies, the Power and Peril of Metaphor, and How We Use Language to Reveal and Conceal Reality  Brain Pickings

Frog and Toad Attend a Philosophy Class  Daily Jstor

Want to raise the next Socrates? Teaching children philosophy is easier than you think  Big Think


Is recycling Methods text from an old paper, to use in a new paper that applies the same techniques, efficient writing – or self-plagiarism?  Scientist Sees Squirrel 

NIH rejected study of alcohol advertising while pursuing industry funding  Stat News

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete. Here's What's Next  The Atlantic

New study helps explain why so many results in animal studies don’t hold up in human trials  Science Mag


How Big Colleges Prey On Fan Loyalty To Fight Back Against Scandals   Deadspin

Trump’s Man on Campus  POLITICO 

With Changing Students and Times, Colleges are Facing a Gloomy Picture, Forcing an overhaul of campuses  New York Times


17 Colleges Fell Short On Campus Safety, But The Education Department Didn’t Tell The Schools   BuzzFeed

UT-Austin President: employees who commit off-campus crimes could be disciplined, even if there’s no threat to campus safety  Statesmen 

Current/Former faculty members say the Univ. of Chicago has historically has wielded deadly force against the community  Chicago Maroon


‘Gay on God’s Campus’  Inside Higher Ed

Christian colleges worry about losing federal funding due to policies affirming Biblical view of sexuality  Christianity Today

Adjunct Faculty Stage Walkout at Jesuit University  Washington Post

Liberty U’s Falwell ‘censors’ student newspaper coverage of event organized by critics  Religious News

Shane Claiborne Says Liberty University Threatened to Arrest Him for Organizing Prayer Meeting  Christian Headlines


Building Skills Outside the Classroom with New Ways of Learning  New York Times


News women blacklisted after speaking out about sexual harassment  Columbia Journalist Review

An Arc of Outrage: Despite the clamor, the real conversation about campus sexual assault has hardly begun  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Professor Whose Assault Case Prompted Policy Changes at U. of Texas Is Found Dead Fox-7

Piano Students at Utah State U. Endured Humiliation and Sexual Harassment, Report Says  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Candid Legal Debate on Hollywood and #MeToo: "Did the Law Fail Us?"  Hollywood Reporter

Why Colleges Shouldn’t Be Handling Sexual-Assault Complaints  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Vonda dyer's statement re: Chicago tribune and bill hybels  Vonda Dyer’s Blog 


Professors Are Targets In Online Culture Wars; Some Fight Back  NPR

A Professor's Testimonial: I Lived out of My Car at College  Ozy

Departure of MassArt Professor Saul Levine Raises Academic Freedom Concerns  National Coalition Against Censorship