articles of interest - July 9


New Jersey poised to invest $5 million into local journalism  CNN

In 2018, coherence is bad journalism, bordering on malpractice: Here’s how to do better  Harvard Nieman Lab

As America celebrates freedom, remember blood has been spilled to ensure that you have a free press (opinion)  Miami Herald 

Myanmar court files secrets act charges against Reuters reporters  Reuters

Journalist arrested by ICE claims he was targeted for his work  The Hill 

TL;DR: Tools for covering ICE  Columbia Journalism Review 


The New York Times Mostly Skips Ad Agencies With An In-House 20-Person Ad-Buying Team  Digiday 


On WeChat, rogue fact-checkers are tackling the app's fake news problem  Poynter

I never said that! High-tech deception of ‘deepfake’ videos  Washington Post

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism  Associated Press


The Guardian finds less polished video works better on Instagram Stories  Digiday

Facebook’s Political Rule Blocks Ads for Bush’s Beans, Singers Named Clinton  Bloomberg


These are the top iPhone apps of all time  Tech Crunch 

How to Unlock Your Phone for Overseas Travel  New York Times


How to Check App Permissions on iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS  Wired

Google Sued For Allowing Developers To Access Gmail Messages  Media Post

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras  New York Times

Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and blocks passcode cracking tools used by police  The Verge

Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms  New York Times

Ten Reasons Why California’s New Data Protection Law is Unworkable, Burdensome, and Possibly Unconstitutional (opinion)  Technology & Marketing Law Blog


Tool for journalists: Mural, for creating an engaging storytelling experience

An AI system for editing music in videos  MIT 


Implanting diamonds with flaws offers key technology for quantum communications  ScienceDaily 


Giving voice to the data creators—listening to the engineers can be productive  Simply Statistics

A beginner’s guide to AI: Neural networks  The Next Web

A SQL query cheat sheet  KD Nuggets  


Being Unmasked as an Imposter  Becoming (my blog)

Welcome to the highly probable world of improbability  Wired


A professor said he had no talent as a writer: for the next 20 years, he sent the professor a copy of everything he published  Washington Post

Trump Uses Random Uppercase Letters, but Should You?  New York Times

Was writing invented for accounting and administration or did it evolve from religious movements, sorcery and dreams?  Aeon

A New York Times obituary writer takes a crack at her own epitaph  New York Times


Iceland fights to protect its native tongue from Siri  Ozy  

Readers Respond: How has language shaped your world?  Los Angeles Times


Swedes plan an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature  Irish Times

Tolstoy behind bars: Why U-Va. students are reading Russian literature in a prison  Washington Post 

The Triumph and Tragedy of Oscar Wilde  Chronicle of Higher Ed

10 movies secretly based on famous works of literature  Film School Rejects


Some good news for working women  Washington Post  

The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri  NPR


He is a Member of a Violent White Supremacist Group; So Why is He Working for a Defense Contractor with a Security Clearance?  PBS

Digging into the debate about diversity in entertainment journalism  LA Times


Principal refuses to allow first black valedictorian to give speech, so Rochester mayor intervenes  CBS News

University of Illinois seeks to dismiss free speech lawsuit against student reporters  WQAD


Movie-Makers in DC Using Cops to Prevent People from Taking Photos on Public Streets near the building Housing the Original US Constitution which Bans Such Activity  Michael Koretzky

Post Office Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million for Statue of Liberty Photo Mistake  Petapixel


Episcopal Church debates gendered language for God  Seattle Times

Gay Christian singer reveals she underwent a traumatic exorcism as she praises UK plan to ban conversion therapy  Daily Mail

Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video Image  New York Times

'In God We Trust' motto required in Tennessee schools this year  WKRN

Philippines Deports American Methodist Missionary Over 'Political Activity'  New York Times

New complaint filed against Tacoma megachurch pastor cites multiple instances of sexual misconduct  The News Tribune

Jimmy Carter's latest book, 'Faith,' leads this week's roundup of spiritual books  Chicago Tribune


Messiah College Professor: White evangelicals fear the future and yearn for the past, Of course Trump is their hero (opinion)  USA Today

Supreme Court's Religious Makeup Evolves As Members Change  NPR

The story behind potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s little-known Catholic group, People of Praise  Washington Post


After defeat, Japan's World Cup team leaves behind a spotlessly clean locker room and a 'thank you' note  CNN

Girl with cerebral palsy saves 1-year-old brother from drowning  New-6  

How 4 teens from Southern California are helping kids with problems from homelessness to bullying  Orange County Register

3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Is Flower Girl In Bone Marrow Donor’s Wedding  Dothan Eagle

Phoenix-area dog goes viral after saving owner from rattlesnake bite  KTAR-TV


Find the Address of Your Home on Pangaea: Open Source Project Lets You Explore the Ancient Land Masses of Our Planet  Open Culture

The Strong Campaign Identity created for the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  UnderConstruction

Behold the Art-o-Mat: Vintage Cigarette Vending Machines Get Repurposed & Dispense Works of Art  Open Culture

The 2018 Underwater Photographs Of The Year Are Just Insanely Beautiful  Digg

Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online  Open Culture

All the Roman Roads of Italy, Visualized as a Modern Subway Map  Open Culture


Radio formats in the first half of 2018  Nielsen


GOP Congressman accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach  NBC

A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men. Don't excuse them or pretend they're something else.  The Guardian


Americans are socializing less and playing more games  Quartz


Why it matters: 23% of Americans have no emergency savings  Axios


Hawaii moves to ban sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals  CBS News

The source of the mysterious ozone-killing emissions is confirmed: China  Quartz


Michigan Hospital sues over Facebook post and picketing  Traverse City Record-Eagle

Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical identified in formaldehyde study  Politico

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials  New York Times

Americans are closely divided over value of medical treatments, but most agree costs are a big problem  Pew Research


By 2-to-1, Americans Say Boys Easier to Raise Than Girls  Gallup

What Families Need To Know About Screen Time This Summer  NPR


50 Strange But True Facts About the U.S.  Condé Nast Traveler

50 States, 50 Dishes: America’s Favorite Foods and Where to Get Them  Condé Nast Traveler


Physics prof urges scientists to take studies of UFOs seriously  The Conversation 

German Scientists Photograph Formation Of A Planet  NPR

Scientists Rarely Admit Mistakes: A New Project Wants to Change That  Undark


‘Conversion therapy’ for gays would be sharply limited under California bill  Chronicle of Higher Ed

British Government To Ban Conversion Therapy  NPR

An Animated Intro to Anna Freud: The Psychoanalyst (and Daughter of Sigmund) Who Theorized Denial, Projection & Other Defense Mechanisms for Our Egos  Open Culture

Language Is Key to Easing the Stigma of Mental Illness  Psychology Today


Why We Should Require All Students to Take 2 Philosophy Courses  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Anne Frank's family tried in vain to flee to the US  CNN

Why Are There Palm Trees in Los Angeles?  Atlas Obscura

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War  Wired


The practice of conducting ethically dubious research in foreign countries is under fresh scrutiny.  Nature

Apparently it’s fine to defend colonialism, but not to defend genocide  The Conversation


A study as to whether one’s political preferences are manifested in the hand used while cleansing one’s posterior (a predatory journal sting)  Crimson Publisher\s

Self-citations as strategic response to the use of metrics for career decisions  Science Direct

Ten considerations for open peer review  F1000 Research

Spotting an open-access predatory journal is no easy task  The Fish Site

Beware those scientific studies -- most are wrong, researcher warns  AFP


The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere Washington Post

The $5 million effort to bring a flotilla of conservative tenured professors to Chapman University  (opinion)  Orange County Register 

China tightens party control of foreign university ventures  Financial Times

Getting Student Power Into the Voting Booth  New York Times

L.A. Trade-Tech administrators received $157,000 for work they failed to justify, investigation finds  LA Times

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination  New York Times

Maryland basketball subpoenaed in college basketball corruption probe  Washington Post

George Mason University Foundation is not subject to public records laws, judge rules Washington Post


How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies (Infographic)  Adioma

Coding schools are offering free classes in exchange for a percentage of future income. But at what cost?  The Atlantic 

Detroit's Right to Literacy Case and U.S. School Reform  The Atlantic


The 20 college majors with highest and lowest average student debt  Detroit Free Press

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit  Hechinger Report 


How to Write a Thank-You Email After a Job Interview: Examples, Dos, and Don’ts  The Cut


State Supreme Court sides with professor in academic freedom case – he wrote a blog post in criticizing a graduate-student instructor  Journal Sentinel

New university rules encourage scientists to avoid air travel  Wired

When Your Course Suddenly Needs an Overhaul  Chronicle of Higher Ed

What’s Obvious to Academics but Not to the Public? Scholars Are Happy to Say  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

A University of Central Florida professor was arrested after allegedly stalking a student for months  Orlando Weekly 

This Professor Made Up a Job Offer From Another University. Now He Faces a Criminal Charge Chronicle of Higher Ed