Articles of Interest - July 30


Instagram Rich List 2018  Hopper HQ

Twitter wants to know why Twitter is so toxic  Fast Company


Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason  Quartz

Tracking Facebook’s fortunes in six charts  Reuters

Oliver takes on Facebook (video) John Oliver


Was it ethical for Dropbox to share customer data with scientists?  Wired 

TSA surveillance program tracking American citizens not suspected of any crimes  CBS News 


Is a meme born in a private account still a meme?  Wired 

IoT Is Here: Internet Of Things Eclipses The Internet Of People  Investors


Former Trump official: No one 'minding the store' at White House on cyberthreats  Yahoo News

We have the first documented case of Russian hacking in the 2018 election  Vox


Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people  Vice 

All the Things Satellites Can Now See From Space  Bloomberg


Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at Defcon  CBS News

Russians Are Targeting Private Election Companies, Too — And States Aren’t Doing Much About It  FiveThirtyEight 


Choosing between Python and R Programming languages for Data Science  Noteworthy, The Journal Blog

Developers who train machine-learning algorithms have found that it often makes sense to build things that function like toasters rather than droids  Aeon

Linking Spatial Analysis across Disciplines with R  Directions Mag

Combining design instincts with data interpretation and analysis  UxDesign***JOURNALISM

I reported alongside soldiers in foxholes: The president can’t take that away  Washington Post 

How spies and investigative reporters think alike  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

A news station aired a photo of a stabbing victim holding what looks like a gun. Here's why that's problematic  Poynter 

Teens Are Debating the News on Instagram More teenagers are getting their information from so-called flop accounts  The Atlantic

More than two dozen resources journalists can use for mentoring, sourcing, invoicing and more  Poynter 

What is the most effective way to develop sources? A senior reporter answers  iNews Source


Trump Asked To Reconsider Anti-Media Talk  Associated Press

California Congressman casts the dominant newspaper in his California district as working with radical left-wing groups  Politico


Guardian Media Group digital revenues outstrip print for first time  The Guardian 

About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017  Pew Research Center

Twenty two percent of Latino journalists say they are considering leaving the journalism profession, national survey shows  Borderzine 

McClatchy records another big revenue drop and a loss for the second quarter  Poynter


Why Bolivia’s oldest journalist association went digital to defend press freedom  Medium

BBC experiments with new virtual studio to better explain the news to young people across Africa 

Six Journalism Startups Illustrating the Unique Pressures Driving Media Innovation in Europe   Nieman Reports


Local news sites rise as newspapers face cuts  Axios

Who suffers when local news disappears  Columbia Journalism Review 

Neutral feelings about local news present opportunity to build trust  NewsCo/Lab


How Facebook could dodge fake news land mines  Axios

Trump: Black is White, “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening”  New York Times

How to Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies  Chronicle of Higher Ed

When fact-checkers are the subjects of misinformation  Poynter 

In Brazil, right-wing activists are protesting Facebook — and fact-checkers are caught in the crosshairs  Poynter

The 'guerrilla' Wikipedia editors who combat conspiracy theories  Wired

Shadow politics: meet the digital sleuth exposing fake news  Wired


Is it Relatable?  When "relatability" becomes the sole interpretive lens  Becoming (my blog)

Stats reveal how generous Americans are with their time  CNN

How being 30-years-old has changed over the last 50 years  Axios


Grammar purity is one big Ponzi scheme  LitHub

“Akron, Ohio resident” or “Akron, Ohio, resident.” Do you need a comma?  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Irony Makes Its Mark  Chronicle of Higher Ed

We asked, you delivered: Your writing tips — and one reporting tip  Poynter


Inspiration or plagiarism? Writing hackles raised in Boston Book Festival story program  Boston Globe

Community College trustee says she accepts responsibility for her 2011 dissertation found to contain several pages of plagiarized material  ABC-13

News & Observer found 14 cases of ‘plagiarism or inadequate attribution’  iMediaEthics


Justice Department: Use 'illegal aliens,' not 'undocumented'  CNN

Chart: The Most Difficult Languages To Learn For English Speakers  Statista


The Autobiography of Malcolm X sold at auction to NY Public Library  CNN

Forbes deleted a deeply misinformed op-ed arguing Amazon should replace libraries  Quartz

What Exactly is Jane Austen’s Sanditon?  Daily Jstor


Women poised to overtake white men among House Democrats  Axios

A new study finds that while the proper restrooms are important to transgender students, they want much more to feel comfortable on their campuses  Inside Higher Ed


How Elite Schools Stay So White  New York Times

Asian-American influencers make their mark on the US mainstream  Nielsen

What’s an Anti-Semite? It Depends on Which Politician You Ask  Chronicle of Higher Ed

NJ Radio Station Suspends 2 Hosts for Calling Sikh Attorney General ‘Turban Man’  iMediaEthics

In 1969, black football players protested against the racist policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  Aeon

Why It's Time To Retire The Disparaging Term 'White Trash'  NPR


A sarcastic comment on a meme about guns leads to an arrest and then a lawsuit: An appeals court took the commenter’s side  Tech & Marketing Law Blog

GoDaddy & Instagram Avoid Liability for Users’ Photos of Knockoff Goods  Tech & Marketing Law Blog


Shoppers with Strong Religious Beliefs Spend Less and Make Fewer Impulse Purchases  Harvard Business Review

Black Millennials are more religious than other Millennials  Pew Research Center

Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular  The Atlantic

An online church for gamers: Va. pastor draws thousands to worship on Twitch  Washington Post

Pope Francis accepted the resignation a top church official in the US Roman Catholic Church, amid a widening sexual abuse scandal  Associated Press

Black, white churches merge in Florence, South Carolina  SC News

Trump's religious freedom squad promises to deliver  Politico


Mr. Rogers was my actual neighbor. He was everything he was on TV and more  Vox

Bus Driver Stops Route So He Can Help Blind Passenger Maneuver Road Work  Fox 6

Hiker Fights Snow, Rain and Rough Terrain to Carry Injured Lost Dog Down Mountain to Safety  MSNBC

Homeless man lands a job thanks to a police officer's good deed  MSNBC


See the Best iPhone Photos of 2018  Fortune

Designing with Data Interpreting and Analyzing Data as a Designer  Undesign

No one cares about your logo: Let’s take some pressure off logos–they really don’t need to work so hard. Here’s what drives your brand instead  Fast Company

Is the US leaning red or blue? Different election maps suggest different stories  Wired


What a music conductor actually does on stage (video)  Vox 

What is ASMR?  Open Culture


American vs. European views of sex and violence  Quartz ***STUDENT LIFE

Millennials talk millennials: why we're unique  Nielsen

Georgia Southern releases statement regarding student's use of racial slur gone viral  The George-Anne

Campus newsrooms rethink their approach to race  Christian Science Monitor


In Kentucky, A 'Culture Of Indifference' To Sexual Harassment In Prisons  NPR

Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University physician was assaulted within hours of being released into the general population of a high-security federal prison  Detroit News

How a Rant Against Short Shorts Overturned the ‘Good Ol’ Turtle Boy Club’  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Sexual Harassment (video)  John Oliver


The enormous number of unsolved murders in America  Washington Post

Interactive map of the 2016 election Political Bubbles  New York Times


Your Business’s Financial Statements 101  Daily Infographic

Why Europeans Have Such Long Summer Vacations  Daily Jstor

Unproductive Meetings Cost U.S. Companies $9 Billion Annually  Daily Infographic


Here's How Bad The Heat Has Been Around The World  Digg 

Why California Goes its own way on the Environment  Bloomberg


U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low at 16%  Gallup

Marines Who Fired Rocket Launchers Now Worry About Their Brains  NPR

Hospitals know how to protect mothers: They just aren’t doing it  USA Today

Fool’s gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet  The Guardian

Vox is clear about drawbacks of new endometriosis drug  Health News Review  


What 1,500 Calories Looks Like at 25 Fast Food Chains  Daily Infographic

New Research: Even mild dehydration can throw you off tasks that require complex processing or on tasks that require a lot of their attention  NPR

Yelp adds health inspection scores for restaurants, and restaurateurs are not happy  Washington Post


IBM Watson Reportedly Recommended Cancer Treatments That Were 'Unsafe and Incorrect'  Gizmodo

How Does HIPAA Apply to Wearable Health Technology?  Health IT Security


New Alzheimer's Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results  CNN  

Can gene therapy halt diseases in babies before they’re even born?  Stat News


Judge Orders Government to find “missing parents”  MCNBC

People Shared The Biggest Mistakes They Made During The First Year Of Parenthood  BuzzFeed News

463 Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported Without Their Kids  New York Magazine

Separated Parents Were "Totally Unaware" They Had Waived Their Right To Be Reunified With Their Children  BuzzFeed

ICE agents pressured parents to be deported with their children — then separated them again when they refused  Vox

Why parents shouldn't force food on picky children, according to a new study  Newsweek


A Person Can Instantly Blossom into a Savant--and No One Knows Why  Scientific American

Why Being Nice at Work Can Backfire Badly, According to Psychology  Inc Magazine

U.S. psychology group set to modify rules on interactions with military detainees  Science Mag

11 Psychology Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong  Reader’s Digest

Your dog and cat wish they could tell you this  Washington Post


Why are there so many suckers? A neuropsychologist explains  The Conversation

Strange Stories of Extraordinary Brains—and What We Can Learn From Them (paywall)  Wall Street Journal

The theory of mind myth Even experts can’t predict violence or suicide. Surely we’re kidding ourselves that we can see inside the minds of others  Aeon


What Is Stoicism? A Short Introduction to the Ancient Philosophy That Can Help You Cope with Our Modern Times  Open Culture 

Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull  Aeon


He found 15 books in a dumpster: Then he found out they belonged to Thomas Jefferson  Sacramento Bee    

The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial Pitted Science Against Religion: Watch Rare Footage


How evil happens Why some people choose to do evil remains a puzzle, but are we starting to understand how this behaviour is triggered?  Aeon

Public Views of Gene Editing for Babies Depend on How It Would Be Used  Pew Research Center


Two Researchers Challenged a Scientific Study About Violent Video Games—and Took a Hit for Being Right  Motherboard

Should computer science peer reviewers weight negative societal consequences?  Nature

What does it mean to “take responsibility for” a paper?  Scientist Sees Squirrel

I got a hoax academic paper about how UK politicians wipe their bums published  The Conversation

Should We Rethink the Way We Evaluate Research?  The Wire

Should basic research on humans follow the same rules as studies testing drugs?  Science Magazine

The gap of scientific authority over research assessment is being filled by database providers  London School of Economics & Political Science

Has the tide turned towards responsible metrics in research?  The Guardian

Why highly cited articles are not highly tweeted? A biology case  Springer

The Role of Theory in Research  Elife Science

The 10 most common mistakes when choosing a title for your paper  Peer J Blog

How important is it to present at conferences early in one’s career?  The Research Whisperer


Attorney general Jeff Sessions: Colleges Are Creating ‘a Generation of Sanctimonious, Sensitive, Supercilious Snowflakes,’  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Private-College Closures at 11 Per Year  Inside Higher Ed

Colleges encouraged to split with ICE  Chicago Sun-Times

Ed Dept plans to nix the Obama rule which sought to hold colleges accountable for programs whose graduates didn't find jobs but carried heavy student-loan debts  New York Times

Republicans and Democrats Both Think Higher Ed’s on the Wrong Track — for Very Different Reasons  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Georgia Tech mistakenly releases data about nearly 8,000 students  Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Mark Cuban says (and Elon Musk agrees): “I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming”  CNBC


Can you accurately predict educational outcome from DNA? The Results of an Enormous Gene Study  The Atlantic 

New study shows that splitting attention between lecture and cellphone or laptop use hinders long-term retention-and other students suffer  Inside Higher Ed

How to Prepare for Class Without Overpreparing  Chronicle of Higher Ed 


Scholars on Twitter weighed in on what they wish they could tell their younger selves about life in academe  Twitter 

On the breadth of faculty job applications  Small Pond Science 

Jury Finds Columbia Business Professor Liable for Retaliation Against Female Ex-Colleague  New York Law Journal