Articles of Interest - June 3


Because of AI, the value of a computer science degree will “diminish over time,” says investor Mark Cuban  Vox 

This AI uses echolocation to identify what you're doing  Wired 

Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans  Economist


A means to preserve the integrity of video, AI models and digital archives—data that can be easily manipulated to change historical facts  Computer Weekly 

Google’s AI can create videos from start and end frames alone  Venture Beat 

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are clearly visible in the sky—and astronomers aren’t happy  MIT Technology Review


People Are Spending More Time on Instagram, at the Expense of Facebook and Snapchat  Adweek 

The quiet power of sound design  Wired 

Nancy Pelosi accuses Facebook of 'lying to the public' after it refuses to remove fake video  Mashable  

Instagramming Crowds Pack National Parks  NPR  


A high school student says her principal’s graduation speech plagiarized Ashton Kutcher  FOX-8 

My phone helped me fall in love with books again  Salon  


This crafty robot can write in languages it’s never seen before  Wired 

Iceland is inventing a new vocabulary for a high-tech future  Quartz 


Best Fiction – Spring 2019  The What 

Tony Horwitz, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dies At 60  Slate

The best recent poetry – review roundup  The Guardian

'Start With Truth And End With Art': Poet Ocean Vuong On His Debut Novel  NPR

How can I expand my reading of Indian literature?  The Guardian

Review: ‘Normal People’ harkens to 19th century literature to tell compelling contemporary love story  Post & Courier   


‘Don’t Read Poetry’ is a literary manual for the Instagram era  Washington Post

Five Centuries of Yiddish Poetry, Written by Women  Forward 

New doctors in Scotland are being given a book of poetry to help them deal with the stresses of the job  The i Paper

The Univ of Tenn at Chattanooga Poetry program receives $1 million endowment  News-9 

Foals Frontman Yannis is Currently Obsessed with Poetry And The Band Low  Vice 

An introduction to Georgian poetry, and the country’s beautiful alphabet Emerging Europe

Poetry Out Loud: The Finale Edition  Book Riot


The Cautionary Tale of the ‘Female Byron’  The New York Times 

Fans Worldwide Prepare To Honor Bicentennial Of Walt Whitman's Birth  NPR 

A San Diego Poet and What She Saw in El Salvador  Consortium News

Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and the complex life of the ‘poet of America’   The Conversation

Tips from a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet  Everett Herald

What a San Diego Poet saw in El Salvador  Consortium News  


Why women are called 'influencers' and men 'creators'  Wired 

Professor paid less than men: Judge says that doesn’t matter  Inside Higher Ed  

Virtual reality: how women are taking a leading role in the sector The Guardian

A Starbucks Customer Ordered a Simple Coffee. Then the Barista Went Too Far Inc.


Kishi Bashi Uses The History Of Japanese Internment To Explore America Today  NPR

Who's doing the heavy lifting in terms of diversity and inclusion work?  Inside Higher Ed

Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill: Stamp puts Tubman's face on the twenty  USA Today

Who Counts as a Person of Color? Conversations on Diversity  Inside Higher Ed


Is a construction company right in suing a cafe over the word cat?  The Guardian

Former student sues Oklahoma University over false rankings  The Oklahoman

This Teen Planned A School Shooting. But Did He Break The Law?  NPR


What online chess taught one teen about digital life  Wired  

Facing the ubiquity of fortnite in our kids' lives  Wired  


Security Experts Express Concern Over Electronic System To Check-In At Polling Places  NPR 

Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms  Washington Post 

Flipboard database hacks exposed users' account information  Cnet

Secret tracking device found in Navy email to Navy Times amid leak investigation raises legal, ethical questions  Military Times 

Russia demands Tinder give user data to secret services  Associated Press

Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete  Ars Technica

Privacy is Apple’s most premium product  The Next Web


Old politicians flock to new film media  Axios 

YouTube doesn’t want you to download their videos  Tools for Reporters  


The False and Idolatrous Narrative of 'American Christianity' (opinion)  SoJo 

After harassment of Sikh bus driver, Maryland school district agrees to awareness training  Religious News Service 

The so-called (Billy Graham) Library is not a library: It has no archives. It has no archivist  Religious News Service 

Why politics may kill white churches (opinion)  Religious News Service


Evangelical financial watchdog faces scrutiny over backing of errant megachurch  Religious News Service

The preachers getting rich from poor Americans  BBC 

A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’  Washington Post   


Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X outvoted their elders in 2018 midterms  Pew Research Center


Arizona softball team throws head-shaving party in support of teammate’s cancer fight  WHNT

I hated my neighbor: Then one lesson led to a life-changing friendship  Washington Post

Georgia girl saves sister from drowning in pool  WSAV-3  


6 Ideas That Were So Ahead Of Their Time Everybody Went Nuts  Cracked 

Lego dispute of biblical proportions sees Bible loving exhibitor walk from show  Stuff New Zealand 


Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry  The Verge

Generative music apps let your phone write songs for you  Wired   


Carpe Diem! Dead Poets Society Turns 30: See Where the Cast Is Now  People 


Video measurement standard inches closer to reality  Axios   

Meredith Sells Sports Illustrated to Authentic Brands Group for $110 Million  Variety


Phone Records of AP Journalists Seized by US Government  New York Times  

The latest key newsroom job: membership editor  Digiday 

Former reporter creates ‘Rate my Professor’ for newsrooms  Columbia Journalism Review 

Is this the greatest timed shot in TV journalism?  BoingBoing  

Woman Who Pioneered Investigative Journalism  The Atlantic


To fight deepfakes, researchers built a smarter camera  Wired 

How Russia’s disinformation strategy is evolving  Poynter 

I plant trees for a living, but Flat Earthers tell me they don’t exist  Quartz  

I was a Macedonian fake news writer’  BBC  

Researchers Want to Build Fake Photo Detection Tools Right Into Our Cameras  Gizmodo

This doctor is recruiting an army of medical experts to drown out fake health news on Instagram and Twitter  CNBC

Twitter Buys Machine-Learning Startup That Helps Detect Fake News  Media Post  


Washington Univ sued for violating the Public Records Act  KOMO News

Rutgers trampled the constitution by letting students vote to defund the newspaper, group says


How to quit your job on your terms  Poynter 

Tips on how to break into "long-form investigative journalism"  Twitter 


9 tips for branding yourself like a pro   Freelancers Union 

Freelance digital-only or digital-radio pitches on immigrant food, culture and history  PRI  

No, Freelancers are not banks  The Free Lancers 

The New York Times' Wordplay's Solver Stories  New York Times

Radical essay ideas  RaceBaitr

Paid contributors  Vegan lifestyle magazine launching in July  Twitter

Thoughtful, engaging book reviews between 1200-2500 words  Rumpus

Personal essays with a research/critical component  Catapult Story

Personal essays on mental health  The Breakdown


Southern Baptist leaders plan to remedy ‘insufficient’ approach to abuse claims  Religious News Service  

This Elite Science Group Finally Has A Way To Expel Members For Sexual Harassment BuzzFeed News

How reporting sexual harassment impacts a woman’s career  Fast Company


Key findings about U.S. immigrants  Pew Research Center

Birth Control Still Tops List of Morally Acceptable Issues  Gallup


I gave water to migrants crossing the Arizona desert. They charged me with a felony  Washington Post 

Extending 'Zero Tolerance' To People Who Help Migrants Along The Border  NPR

Nearly 900 migrants found at Texas facility with 125-person capacity: DHS watchdog  ABC News  

More people are actually moving from the US to Mexico  Business Insider

Botched family reunifications left migrant children waiting in vans overnight NBC News  


10,000 Steps Per Day? Fitness Trackers Push It, But How Many Do You Really Need?  NPR

Is working out at the crack of dawn the key to productivity? We put it to the test  Fast Company

New compound which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs discovered  Science Daily

Viruses and other parasites may sync with their host’s biological clock — or reset it — to gain an advantage  Quanta Magazine

For Patients, It Matters How You Tell Your Story To A Doctor  NPR


How the anti-vaccine movement crept into the GOP mainstream  Politico

Professor who links vaccines to autism funded through university portal  The Guardian


There Are Two Types of Airport People  The Atlantic

13 Ways Hackers Get You When You Travel  Reader’s Digest 


What banned substances might be hiding in your groceries? Find out now  The Guardian 

Fears grow over 'food swamps' as drugstores outsell major grocers  The Guardian 


Does Having Divorced Parents Affect Your Marriage?  The Atlantic

Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions  Pew Research Center


Nearly 30% of teens sleep with their phones, but parents’ device use may be more problematic  Quarz

The world slime convention! Let's Goo!  Wired 

You can’t teach schoolkids ‘resilience’ when they’re micromanaged every day  The Guardian 


Octopuses' Big Brains And Unique Behavior Spur Basic Research  NPR


The wagon wheel effect shows the limits of the human brain  Wired  

The Crucial Role of Brain Simulation in Future Neuroscience  Singularity Hub


What wrapping a rope around the Earth reveals about the limits of human intuition  Aeon


10 Productivity Hacks From  Wired 


Measure Up  Becoming (my blog)

Why compassion fades  Big Think 


USC’s social work school may lay off nearly half of its staff and eliminate most of its part-time teaching positions  LA Times

College Students Aren't Checking Out Books at Libraries  The Atlantic

Investigation Finds No Basis for Former Arizona State U. Professor’s Viral Claims of Corruption  Chronicle of Higher Ed

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State  BuzzFeed News

Christian College Professor Resigns in Protest After School Leaders Conceal Lewd, Sexist Comments by Prominent Dean  Bayou Brief 


The liberal arts are under attack: So why do the rich want their children to study them?  Washington Post

The value of a liberal arts education is more than most know  The Hill  


How Should Professors Respond When Students Ask for Accommodations?  Ed Surge 

Why One University Went All Out on Teaching Reading  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Why a New Kind of ‘Badge’ Stands Out From the Crowd  Chronicle of Higher Education

Aiding the Writing-Stalled Professor  Chronicle of Higher Education

Jury Trial for Caltech scholar who claimed he was fired for whistleblowing  Pasadena Now