Articles of Interest - May 6


Remembering Nellie Bly, Rabblerouser and Pioneer of Investigative Journalism  Mental Floss  

40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community  NPR

How German journalists are using Snapchat to teach teens about the Holocaust  Washington Post


On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, yet another journalist is killed in Mexico  Washington Post

World Press Freedom Day Interview with Laura Ling  StoryHunter


“We’re drinking now”: The oldest newspaper in New Orleans just fired its entire staff  Vice  

Public Relations Jobs Boom as Buffett Sees Newspapers Dying  Bloomberg


The existential crisis plaguing online extremism researchers  Wired

Why we are addicted to conspiracy theories  The Guardian 


On Their Last Day, Student Newspaper Editors Cover a Shooting on Their Campus  Charlotte Magazine 

Profile of student porn worker allowed to run in Stockton high school newspaper  LA Times


The 25 Most Absurd Job Titles In Tech  CBI Insights 

Editing Genes To Change Human Traits Is A Tall Order  NPR

How a Google Street View image of your house predicts your risk of a car accident  MIT Tech Review


Rocket Lab launches 3 experimental military satellites into space for the Defense Department  Axios 

A company scammed NASA for nearly two decades and cost them two satellites  Bloomberg

Looking at how machine learning and artificial intelligence are affecting IT  Tech Republic

A new realm of legal exposure for writing code  Wired 

The basic differences between artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science  Code Mentor


Inside The AOC Meme Machine: fans and enemies alike are inventing a new kind of politics  BuzzFeed News

Twitter now lets you add GIFs to retweets  Cnet

Hundreds Have Died In Selfie-Related Deaths Since 2011  NPR


Facebook debuts new look and features to help move past 'old issues'  CNN

Facebook's AI problems  Wired 

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, InfoWars and others from its platforms as 'dangerous'  CNN


Your phone isn’t really spying on your conversations—the truth might be even creepier  Quartz

 7 Simple Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy  New York Times 


Putin signs law to create an independent Russian internet  CNN  

How to stay productive when there's no internet  Popular Science 

The dark web is smaller, and may be less dangerous, than we think  Tech Republic


How to Grieve  Becoming (my blog)


Credit card fraud suspects nabbed over careless typo  New York Post 

Microsoft debuts Ideas in Word, a grammar and style suggestions tool powered by AI  Venture Beat 

5 sites for checking your grammar  Komando 


University of Tennessee journalism professor accused of plagiarism in a report for a conservative advocacy group  Knox News  

“Are there cross-cultural differences in plagiarism  SSRN


How SparkNotes' social media accounts mastered the art of meme-ing literature  Mashable

Four books by Asian American authors republished as Penguin Classics  NBC News

Classic Children’s Books Now Digitized and Put Online  Smithsonian  

Wikipedia edit-a-thon wants to fill in the gaps in Asian American literature  NBC News

Young adult literature lacks diverse authors  The Signal  


Poetry Saved my Life: Indiana Poets are healing and connecting with their communities  Indy Star 

2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion: Isabella Callery  National Endowment for the Arts 

Google's poetry algorithm automates teen angst Engadget


Some States Still Shield Spouses From Prosecution When They Rape Their Partners  NPR


Sociologist who studies whiteness is again in trouble for his comments about race  Inside Higher Ed

The gap between the number of blacks and whites in prison is shrinking  Pew Research Center

She’s Asian and female: But she’s not me  The Washington Post

Senseless hate': the far right's deep roots in southern California  The Guardian

Expelled in 1956, Black Woman Gets Doctorate At U of Alabama  Afro

Colorism in High Fashion  Pudding

Doane U suspends library director over exhibit that included 1920s-era students in blackface Inside Higher Ed

OU graduate suing university over gender discrimination  News-9

Research on Iowa counties that swung from Obama to Trump indicates that GOP success was driven far more by sexism and racism than by economic anxiety  PS Mag


 Rachel Held Evans, popular Christian writer, dies at 37  CNN

Died: Warren Wiersbe, Preachers’ Favorite Bible Commentator  Christianity Today

'Hail Satan?' review: Taking on the Christian nation, the devil's way  Chicago Tribune   

Landlord ordered to pay $675,000 for refusing to lease to Muslims  KCBD

With high levels of prayer, U.S. is an outlier among wealthy nations  Pew Research Center

Harvest Bible Chapel says no tithes or severance will go to former senior pastor who was fired  Chicago Tribune 


Pete Buttigieg went to Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class and the former president invited him to read from the Bible  Business Insider

U.S. Jews are more likely than Christians to say Trump favors the Israelis too much  Pew Research Center 


Waving great-granny gets Valentine's Day surprise from Comox Valley teens  CBC News     

Chicagoan pulled over to help at an accident scene—ends up saving lives by getting donated organs to the hospital  Chicago Tribune


Type in the digital era is a mess  Fast Company 

The best of National Geographic's 2019 Travel Photo Contest (so far)   The Atlantic 

What Is Performance Art?: We Explain It with Video Introductions and Classic Performances  Open Culture

The Insane History of Natural Pigments  Daily Infographic 


2019 Billboard Music Awards Winners: The Complete List  Billboard

Elizabeth Cotten Wrote “Freight Train” at 11, Won a Grammy at 90, and Changed American Music In-Between  Open Culture 


Spoilers have been infuriating people since Victorian Times  Quartz

The Absolute Best Documentaries on Netflix  Thrillist


Broadcasting giant Sinclair to buy 21 regional sports stations from Disney for $10B  CNBC


Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry  New York Times

Predatory Journals Can Wreak Havoc a Student’s Wallet and Tarnish their Professional Reputation  The Runner


In lopsided vote, U.S. science academy backs move to eject sexual harassers  Science Mag

2 Swarthmore fraternities will disband after documents reveal references to 'rape attic' and racist behavior CNN 

Sexual Assault Within Military Is On The Rise  NPR  

Want to know how to handle a Me Too-related incident and related public relations snafu? Don't ask the Society for American Archaeology  Inside Higher Ed


Alabama Abortion Law Could Become Most Restrictive In The Country  NPR  

What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right  Washingtonian  


A 'miracle' healing gel, a cult-like following, and a fiercely protected empire  The Guardian

Where U.S. Housing Costs Hurt the Most  CityLab 

The big business of loneliness  Vox 

What the Science Says about Meeting Agendas  Linkedin

Australian company bans working on Wednesdays  BBC 

How Slack is ruining work  Vox


Manspreading on the Beijing subway could give you bad social credit  Abacus News 

Chinese Noodle feast wins top prize for Food Photographer of the Year 2019  BBC 

China Detains Hundreds Of Thousands Of Muslims In 'Training Centers'  NPR


Rural Students To Join In Classroom Walkout Over Climate Change  NPR

An autistic teenager from Sweden is trying to shame adults into action on climate change  The Week

Maine becomes the first state to ban Styrofoam  CNN 

Faceless Killer: The Invisible Threat of Air Pollution (book review)  Undark 


Scientists Identify New Type of Brain Degeneration That Mimics Alzheimer's  TIME

Stanford discovery validates chronic fatigue syndrome  San Francisco Chronicle

Popular e-cigarette products contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, study finds  NBC News 

For Patients With Memory Loss, Working Towards Better Diagnosis  Undark

In major advancement for the 3-D printing of replacement organs, researchers demonstrate the printing of intricate blood vessel networks using living tissue  Rice 


Unscreen chemicals soak all the way into your bloodstream  Wired

Why some doctors are prescribing a day in the park or a walk on the beach for good health The Conversation

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?  New York Times 


Dengue Vaccine Controversy In The Philippines  NPR

Amid Measles Outbreaks, States Consider Revoking Religious Vaccine Exemptions  NPR


Romano Tours  SNL

Thousands of Fireflies Will Create a Spectacular Light Show in the Great Smoky Mountains  Afar  

How to Avoid Getting Bumped From a Flight   Life Hacker 


'Uno' wants you to stop pulling this illegal, but diabolical move  Mashable


Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests  Bloomberg  

The 31 best Mexican restaurants in America  Thrillist 


Teen cat whisperer recognized for clocking nearly 1,900 hours of dedication to feline friends  WBAL-TV

Why Are There So Many Books About Dogs?  New York Times 


Side-By-Side ‘Genetic Portraits’ Of Family Members Show Just How Strong Family DNA Is  Bored Panda 

An immersive game in which teams solve science puzzles to unlock a mystery  New York Times 


How to Memorize an Entire Chapter from “Moby Dick”: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything  Open Culture 

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Mascots We Love and Hate  Adweek


How Exercise Affects Our Memory  New York Times 

The 6 best productivity podcasts for women  The Ladders 


The Great Science Publishing Scandal (podcast)  BBC 

It is ever appropriate to use immorally acquired medical and scientific  Science Direct  

Scientific journal snubs academic over Sleeping Beauty metaphor  The Guardian

Facebook gives social scientists unprecedented access to its user data  Nature


Esteemed judge to investigate claims against ASU economics department  KTAR

Five Staff Resign Without Discipline after Violating Title IX Policy  The Triton

An Expensive Startup Journey comes to an end: Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets  Edsurge

Mike Pence stirs controversy over plans for commencement speech at Christian university in Indiana  USA Today

TD Jakes launches nonaccredited divinity school  Christian Post 


Study of student learning outcomes  Inside Higher Ed

Study Analyzes Student Learning Outcome Statements and Assessments  Diverse Education


13 Yale Professors Threatened to Resign From Ethnic Studies: The University Listened  The Chronicle of Higher Education 

Contrary to received wisdom graduates from prestigious institutions aren’t more productive Chemistry World  

Former Dean Files $25 Million Defamation Lawsuit in Rankings Dispute  Inside Higher Ed