Articles of Interest - May 7

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Twitter Urges All 330 Million Users To Change Passwords After Bug Exposes Them  Digg

Snap to Tweak Snapchat’s Redesign After Users Complain  New York Times

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce  Tech Crunch


Facebook employee fired over bragging about access to user information  Reuters

Facebook’s failed crackdown on fake accounts  Washington Post

Despite Facebook News Feed algorithm changes, fake news still thrives  Mashable

Facebook might be working on a secret internet satellite  CNBC


The rise of social media influencers  CBS News

CGI Instagram ‘Influencers’ Like Lil Miquela Are About to Flood Your Feeds  Wired


FCC Approves 100% Mexican Ownership of Radio Stations in California and Arizona   Broadcast Law Blog

Declining share of Americans would find it very hard to give up TV  Pew Research Center


Facebook Has Begun To Rank News Organizations By Trust, Zuckerberg Says  BuzzFeed

Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Understand Journalism  The Atlantic

NowThis to launch breaking news channel on Snapchat  Axios

How journalists can better cover neglected communities  American Press Institute

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones  New York Times

The Dangers Of Journalism In Afghanistan  NPR

How to Use Twitter to Connect Online Students to News  Media Shift

A Newspaper Is Sold, and Cambodians Fear the End of Press Freedom  New York Times


Alden Global Capital is making so much money wrecking local journalism it might not want to stop anytime soon  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

4 ways managers can build a more inclusive newsroom for diverse new hires  American Press Institute 

How The Economist uses its 12-person data journalism team to drive subscriptions  Digiday

The case for reimagining news as a finite product  Poynter


Transparency is the Mother of Fake News  New York Times

Streaming Services Have a Conspiracy Theory Problem  Slate

People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

People think she's a Parkland 'crisis actor' - conspiracy theorists and the dangers of actual fake news  Washington Post

This study is all about what makes people bullshitters  Poynter


Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report Reuters

Microsoft's Nadella says privacy is a human right that needs protecting Cnet


Pirate Radio Stations Explode on YouTube  New York Times


Free, open-source website-archiving tool  Chronicle of Higher Ed

From The Internet Of Things To The Internet Of Thoughts  Forbes


Microsoft pitches running AI projects atop chips designed to be reprogrammed and shift with changing software  Wired

Intelligence agencies try to take advantage of machine learning and AI   c4isrnet

CERN’s attempt to use of machine learning to crunch particle physics data  Tech Crunch

One of the next big things in geospatial intelligence is tiny black boxes aboard satellites  Space News

The military exchanges have removed Chinese cellphones  Military Times

Intelligence community, companies give out satellite imagery to motivate app developers  Space News

R language resources to improve your data skills  Computer WorldPentagon AI effort Project Maven mines drone live-video feeds using machine learning techniques  Space News


Our sleep habits both reveal and shape our loves  Becoming (my blog)

Girls' Night In Readers' Toughest Questions on Self-Care in the Workplace, Answered  Girls Night In Club

The Upside of Envy  New York Times


Pedestrian Hit by Car on Rosecrans Street in Midway District  Times of San Diego


Mueller's former assistant says grammatical errors prove leaked questions came from Trump  The Hill

One space or two between sentences?  Washington Post


62 of the World’s Best Independent Bookstores  Atlas Obscura

The Right To Browse: A Library Puts Books Into Storage And Readers Cry Foul  NPR

The digital age killed cursive. But it can’t kill the signature. Here’s why.  Washington Post

Use a Placeholder in Your Writing to Keep From Getting Stuck  Life Hacker

The ban on split infinitives is an idea whose time never came  Economist


Some of the word-formation processes involved in the coining of names for new media firestorms  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why Are Young People Trying to Talk Fancy?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

What Are Your Exceptional Euphemisms This Spring?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


How children’s literature became everybody’s literature  Boston Globe  

Novelist Ian McEwan's Kid Got a C+ on an Essay About Ian McEwan's Novel  Jezebel

J.R.R. Tolkien Expressed a “Heartfelt Loathing” for Walt Disney and Refused to Let Disney Studios Adapt His Work  Open Culture

 The Fairytale Language of the Brothers Grimm  Daily JSTOR


When Misogynists Become Terrorists (opinion)  New York Times

Boy Scouts are dropping the word 'Boy' from flagship program; Girl Scouts shrug  USA Today

Wall Street’s Big Gender Lawsuit Is 13 Years in the Making  Bloomberg

Most GOP Voters Don’t Ever Want to See a Female President  Care2

How does gender influence the academic publishing process?  Biomed Central

He Makes a Joke in an Elevator and some are Demanding an Apology  Chronicle of Higher Ed


America is more diverse than ever — but still segregated  Washington Post

What The Uproar Over Kanye West Might Reveal About Black Voters  NPR

Centre College students held a sit-in to demand that it deal with issues of racism and discrimination on campus   The Advocate-Messager

Ranks of Notorious Hate Group Include Active-Duty Military  ProPublica

US labor force participation rate, by race  The Atlas


My Effing First Amendment  This American Life

How a tiny protest at the U. of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Syracuse University threatens to expel students for satirical fraternity ‘roast’; fires professor who defended free speech  The FIRE


First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Encouraging Readers to Make Anti-Semetic Attacks  Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Law school staffer arrested after faking being at work for over a year while hanging out at Hooters in Las Vegas  Above the Law


Google teams with NBC to build VR content for its TV shows  Tech Crunch

The Future of Branding? Synthetic Voices that Sound Just Like Our Own  Fast Company

China’s Tech Industry Wants Youth, Not Experience  Bloomberg 

Want to work for Ikea? Your next job interview could be conducted by a Russian robot Washington Post

What Is Blockchain? Three Videos Explain the New Technology That Promises to Change Our World  Open Culture


North Korea's Secret Christians  The Atlantic

Conservative Colorado ministry cancels California conventions over state bill that would ban gay conversion therapy  Denver Post

Same-sex marriage garners support among most American religious groups, study shows  Religious News Service

How American Christians can break free from ‘slaveholder religion’  Religious News Service

Blacks more likely than others in U.S. to read the Bible regularly, see it as God’s word  Pew Research Center

For Jehovah's Witnesses, an insular culture and archaic rules have created a "recipe for child abuse."  Philadelphia Inquierer


The Scandal Tearing Apart America's Largest Protestant Denomination  The Atlantic

Paige Patterson and Doing the Right Thing for the SBC, Again (opinion)  Christianity Today

Southern Baptist leader’s advice to abused women sends leaders scrambling to respond  Washington Post

Southern Baptist women want seminary president Paige Patterson fired for remarks  News Observer

Baptist group ejects church for pastor's gay rights support  WVNS-TV


Trump marks National Day of Prayer amid hush money scandal  Associated Press


Volunteers rebuild ‘Field of Dreams’ after it was vandalized (video)  NBC News

Billionaire NBA owner Glen Taylor visited a rural Iowa class. A shy kid raised his hand — and it changed his life  De Moines Register

8 Feel-Good Stories Of Strangers Helping Someone They Didn’t Know  Huffington Post

Newly adopted dog saves family from house fire  Fox-7

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million  New York Times

4-year-old superhero using his power to feed the homeless  CBS News


Record Label Logos  Reagan Ray


Stream a Vinyl Album By Snapping a Pic of Its Cover Art With This App LifeHacker

Meet The Tech Company Disrupting The Music Industry (And It's Not Spotify) Forbes  


How Rotten Tomatoes Changed the Film Industry  Daily Jstor

'Monkey Selfie' Film in the Works at Conde Nast  Hollywood Reporter


Del Mar College administration reviewing newspaper article illustrated with sexual cartoons  Kris TV

Did college newspaper break the law with graphic images in sex column?  Sacramento Bee

College newspaper essential, valuable addition to LSU   LSU now

Stanford Daily retracts article based on off-the-record event  iMediaEthics


Gamers are the new stars. Esports arenas are the new movie theaters  New York Times

Millennials are struggling. Is it the fault of the baby boomers?  The Guardian

More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year  Pew Research Center

Student sues neo-Nazi website publisher after 'troll storm' of harassment  The Guardian

Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life  Pew Research Center

Four face charges in student government protest at Texas State  Austin American Statesman

University of Florida Apologizes After Black Graduates Were Manhandled at Commencement  TIME


Millennials Are Way Poorer Than Boomers Ever Were  Vice

Babysitting Rates: How much should you pay your babysitter?  UrbanSitter

Harvard University will collectively bargain with its newly formed graduate-student union  The Crimson 

We must stop universities exploiting the unpaid labour of PhD students  The Guardian 


US colleges are enrolling fewer international students; visa data shows a 40% drop since 2015  Quartz

A University in Texas Promised Full Scholarships to Dozens of Nepalese Students. Months Later, It Revoked the Offer  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why Chinese Students Aren’t a Threat (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed


10 Things You Should Always Do On Your Last Day of Work  Fairy God Boss

Unpaid interns: slaves who pay tuition  Journo Terrorists 


Woody Allen’s son helped bring down Harvey Weinstein  The Sunday Times

Are you obligated to report sexual harassment at work?  CNN


How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly  Bloomberg

Casting Aside Shame And Stigma, Adults Tackle Struggles With Literacy  NPR

Americans are becoming more socially isolated, but they’re not feeling lonelier  The Conversation

How Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials Got Their Names  Mental Floss


Here's the Biggest Export From Each U.S. State  Mental Floss

More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield By Not Asking About Pay History  NPR

When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 116 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time  CB Insights


2018’s Greenest States  WalletHub


She didn’t get treated at the ER. But she got a $5,751 bill anyway  Vox

Printing body parts in hospital shows 3D tech's growing reach  Reuters

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air  World Health Organization

EEG signals accurately predict autism as early as 3 months of age  Science Daily

A state-by-state report measuring the quality of health care in the US  Commonwealth Fund

Western Diet, With Its High-Fat Content, Linked To Arthritis  Medical Daily

Controversial TV celebrity Dr. Oz appointed to Trump’s fitness and nutrition council  New York Daily News

America is a health-care outlier in the developed world  Economist

Tick & Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, CDC Finds  New York Times


Amazing Earth Facts To Blow Your Mind (video)


Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden  NPR

The Fascinating Science Behind Why We See 'Faces' In Objects  Mental Floss

Loneliness is silent, invisible and as deadly as a smoking habit  1843 magazine


Questlove Aims To Save Your Brain: 'Creativity Might Be In Jeopardy'  NPR


China is paying for Karl Marx’s birthday party in Germany  Quartz


Alfie's story has too many shades of grey for it to be about the calculated application of the law  The Telegraph

The challenges of defining death: As technology changes, the meaning of death becomes more complicated  Economist


India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list Nature India  Nature Asia

White papers, working papers, research articles: What’s the difference?  Journalists Resource

Research Deluge: Are Researchers Writing More yet Contributing Less?  The Scholarly Kitchen

Why are academics not paid royalties on published research papers in IEEE, ACM etc.? (opinion)  Stack Overflow

Vague and varied retractions point to weakness in the scientific community  Nature Index

Why is the replication crisis centered on social psychology?  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT  Associated Press

Much of our work in Academia has no social value, and we hate doing it  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Stunning Ouster in Tennessee Gets Ugly and Feels Like Political Payback  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why Are States Spending Less on Higher-Ed?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

American Higher Education Hits a Dangerous Milestone  The Atlantic

State Support for Colleges Declines As Student Diversity Grows  New York Magazine

Explosive Lawsuit Against Christian University President  Inside Higher Ed

How Grand Canyon University became the world's largest Christian (sub. req’ed)  The Business Journals

Catholic University plans to cut full-time faculty by 9 percent  Washington Post

Christian colleges at odds with evolving values of students  Minnesota Public Radio

Students launch coalition to counter "rampant" student media censorship at Christian universities  Student Press Law Center

Small Christian College has a 37 BILLION dollar Endowment  Bloomberg


The study of the humanities should be defended for its deeper benefits, not for the jobs associated with the field (opinion)  CUNY Academic Commons


Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening  Chronicle of Higher Ed

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

In Defense (Sort of) of Student Evaluations of Teaching  Chronicle of Higher Ed

The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By  Chronicle of Higher Ed

20 judgments a teacher makes in 1 minute and 28 seconds  Hechinger Report


Three Billboards Outside University College London: A case of approved plagiarism  Robert M Chapple

Chinese Arts Professor Awarded With ‘Oscar’ of Design Caught Plagiarizing  The Epoch Times