Articles of Interest - July 22


Working Across Disciplines: A Manifesto for Happy Newsrooms  Nieman Reports Harvard’s Nieman Reports  

Judge quashes SFPD warrant used to search journalist’s phone  San Francisco Chronicle

Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism  PressThink

Trump’s New Favorite Channel Employs Kremlin-Paid Journalist  Daily Beast 

Trust in News is Correlated to Distribution Modes  Monday Note

10 tips for covering white supremacy and far-right extremists  Journalists Resources 


App for journalists: Voice Record Pro, for transcribing audio interviews  Journalism .co 

The best free screen recorders of 2019  Digital Trends 

Facebook Video Best Practices Checklist Social Media Today 

Twitter’s Head of Content Shares What Video Ads Work Best  Story Hunter


How a GateHouse-Gannett merger would work  Poynter 

To Slow Decline, Newspaper Print Editions Should Act Their Age (opinion)  Editor & Publisher


The Guy Who Started the Area 51 Madness Did It as a Joke — and Now He’s Freaking Out  Vice  

Man punched by Buzz Aldrin still says moon landing was fake  USA Today 

Deepfakes Pose Increasing Legal and Ethical Issues for Hollywood  Hollywood Reporter

When It Comes To Vaccines And Autism, Why Is It Hard To Refute Misinformation?  NPR  

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse Associated Press

Send a Flat Earth Believer off the edge!  Go Fund Me

Anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation The Guardian


Kids Think A TV Is An iPad, Don't Understand Why It Doesn't Pause  Digg  

Flame-throwing drone  The Verge 

The Navy spent $30B and 16 years to fight Iran with a littoral combat ship that doesn't work  NBC News 

***BIG DATA & AI  

P-values are inherently confusing for many people but can be an important part of data scientist decision-making (just don’t rely too heavily on them)  Medium 

P-values are a bit like medical needles: they’re intended for personal use and it’s dangerous to share them Toward Data Science

How quickly can AI solve a Rubik’s Cube? In less time than it took you to read this sentence  Washington Post

This AI seamlessly removes moving objects from videos  The Next Web

30 intro psych textbooks: the vast majority defined or explained statistical significance inaccurately  Psychological Science 


Seven ways journalists can up their social media game  European Journalism Observatory

Instagram Slowly Tests Hiding The Number Of Likes On A Post  NPR   


Your Greater Goal  Becoming (my blog)


The Art Of Writing Bad Ads  Medium  

What If MFA Programs Turn Good Writers Into Bad Ones?  The Walrus 


Google Translate’s camera can now automatically detect languages  Venturebeat  

He said, ze said: Faith Salie on preferred gender pronouns  CBS News 

The internet is changing language less than curmudgeons fear  Economist


Buchi Emecheta: Google Doodle celebrates British-Nigerian writer of 20 novels about race and gender  Independent 

Rediscovering Natalia Ginzburg  The New Yorker 


Tiger Poets: ‘It’s about … being able to see what you have went through, and what you overcame’   WHYY  

How poetry can transform your school  Tes  

The moon as metaphor and the poetry of Apollo 11  Tampa Bay Times  

Modern poetry’s sentimentality problem  New Statesman

Why Read Poetry? Poetry sections in major bookshops are shrinking – and is anything really being lost  Cherwell 

If people can’t express anguish with poetry, then what’s the country coming to: Harsh Mander on Miya poets  National Herald India  

How Poetry Can Help Communicate Science  Scientific American 

'Offensive' poem about Condoleezza Rice stokes New Hampshire verse rift  The Guardian

Science and Poetry: More Similar Than You Think  WGBH


Audre Lorde’s Berlin  The New York Times

'I will never hear my father's voice': Ilya Kaminsky on deafness and escaping the Soviet Union  The Guardian  

Omar Sakr and the poetry of displacement and dispossession  SMH 

Twenty-Four Poems in 24 Hours: A writer’s crazy journey into the depths of poetic inspiration  Mauitime

A look at Mary Pat Shely’s poetry  Winchester Sun

A conversation with FSU graduate and poet Dorothy Chan about 'Revenge of the Asian Woman'  Tallahassee Democrat   

Poet finds higher spirit, sensuality in nature and relays that impact through her work  CBC 


Second Mississippi gubernatorial candidate says he will not be alone with a woman who is not his wife  CNN

The disagreement over scholarly debate about gender identity rages on  Inside Higher Ed 

Martina Navratilova on Megan Rapinoe and the Trajectory of Gay Women in Sports  The New Yorker 


13 Philadelphia officers to be fired over racist, offensive Facebook posts  NBC  

The Rise of the Chinese-American Right  National Review

Trump's Remarks Against Congresswomen Are Not The Only Example Of The 'Go Back' Taunt  NPR 

In a recently resurfaced recording, Trump proposed a white-versus-black-contestant season of 'The Apprentice' Business Insider


HBO Gets to Argue Michael Jackson Estate Is Violating First Amendment  Hollywood Reporter

1st Amendment Challenge Over DMCA's Anti-Circumvention Provisions Can Move Forward  Tech Dirt 

This article could be illegal in Arkansas  Reporter’s Committee for the Freedom of the Press


Gigi Hadid Beats Instagram Post Copyright Lawsuit  Hollywood Reporter

Verizon Not Liable for Employee Theft of Customer’s Nude Photos  Bloomberg

Court rules Andy Warhol's Prince Portraits are fair use  The 1709 Blog

Marvel Finally Beats a Lawsuit Over the 'Iron Man 3' Poster  Hollywood Reporter


The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence  ProPublica

Simulators teach police and their critics when to shoot  The Economist  

Why Don’t Police Catch Serial Rapists?  The Atlantic


A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children  Propublica

Marine Corps veteran denied entry to US for citizenship interview  The Hill

New Asylum Rule Leaves Migrants In Tijuana Confused And Desperate  KPBS

If We All Left to “Go Back Where We Came From”  Flowing Data 

A restaurant in the North Carolina city where Trump held his rally is donating to aid immigrants   CNN

Immigration Police Detain, Free 3 young girls who are US Citizens after holding them for 12 hours in an attempt to force their parents to  Chicago Sun-Times


The 🙃Emoji Is The Breezy, Nihilist Face Of 2019  Buzzfeed News 

Emoji Mashup Bot gives life to unidentifiable emotions  Daily Doot


Google and Facebook Are Quietly Tracking You On Porn Websites  New York Times

How Americans — Some Knowingly, Some Unwittingly — Helped China's Surveillance Grow  NPR

Here's The Most Complete Map So Far Of Amazon's Ring Camera Surveillance Partnerships With Local Police  BuzzFeed News

Google Chrome Update Will Close 'Loophole' That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode  Gizmodo

Data Leak Warning Issued To Millions Of Google Chrome And Firefox Users  Forbes 


A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World  Pew Research Center

The Dark Reality Of Celebrity Endorsed Mega-Churches  Refinery29  

Church And Clergy Have Fallen Out Of Favor, New Polls Show  NPR  

Why does God need public records? In Alabama, that’s a real question  

Evangelical author who wrote a controversial book on abstinence and 'purity' in marriage announces he has split from his wife  Daily Mail 


Thieves stole $9 from a girl's lemonade stand for charity. Police and neighbors rallied to give her more than $300  CNN  

Student walks 20 miles to new job – so CEO gifts him a car  New York Post

96-year-old WWII veteran drives into Chick-fil-A with flat tire nearly in tears: manager springs into action  NBC 

A carpenter from Iowa who only owned two pairs of jeans and a rusty old truck saved up $3 million to pay the college tuition of 33 strangers  Fox 35

Wedding photographer remakes album for couple who lost everything in Camp Fire  KCRA

'Refused to let warrior be buried alone': Hundreds attend Vietnam veteran's funeral in Niles  South Bend Tribune

Italian Olympic swimming champ saves drowning tourist New York Daily News


City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away  Miami Herald

Nebraska woman claims Spider-Man sculpture is ‘a hate crime against the church’  WQAD

A Florida woman was fined $100,000 for a dirty pool and overgrown grass  USA Today 

Canadian Police Accidentally Livestream Double Homicide Press Conference Using Facebook's Cat Filter  TIME


Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Murals Turn Buildings into 3D Abstractions  My Modern Met

The 50 Ugliest College Campuses Complex


An Iowa agency director emailed Tupac lyrics to 4,300 employees. He was asked to resign  USA Today   

Wedding photographer remakes album for couple who lost everything in Camp Fire  KCRA 

Beatles Songs Re-Imagined as Vintage Book Covers  Open Culture 

From Beyoncé to Bob Dylan, why music docs are all over our screens The Guardian  

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation  The Week 


When Harry Met Sally' and the 'High-Maintenance' Woman  The Atlantic

Tom Cruise’s leather jacket in the ‘Top Gun’ sequel shows just how crucial China is as a movie market  CNBC 

Why China’s best-known artist — and director of the acclaimed 2017 film Human Flow — returned to the subject of migration for The Rest


Freelance Pitches  LAist Studios 

Freelance pitches  Medium's Zora magazine  

Freelance writers  A well-funded L.A. startup  

Freelance pitches   The Cut

Freelance culture stories  Texas Monthly

Media-related freelance pitches  Columbia Journalism Review

Mandarin freelance writer  Culture Trip, L.A. 


The global business supply chain relies on 16 million slaves  Quartz

Record 70.8 Million People Forcibly Displaced Globally Last Year  Bloomberg 

Most Americans See American Dream as Achievable  Gallup


A 40-Year Scientific Study Reveals the Richest People Are Never the Most Talented (and Why That's a Really Good Thing) Inc 

Toilet paper disruption  Vo

What your spending habits say about who you are  CBS News 

He Built A $1 Billion Business Where All 700 Employees Work Remotely Forbes


Visualizing Just How Much Hotter Climate Change Will Make Your City  Digg 

Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change Vox


Opioid Distribution And Sales Data Release Sheds Light On Opioid Prescribing  NPR  

When it comes to Sunscreens, the SPF isn’t as critical as you think  Curiosity 

There Is No Such Thing as a Sugar Rush  Elemental

Vast Majority Of Dietary Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health or Put Off Death  Hopkins Medicine 

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990  New York Times

The future of fitness is together but alone  The Verge

2 Nurses In Tennessee Preach 'Diabetes Reversal'  NPR   

Christian publisher changes name after cannabis confusion  The Guardian 

Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?  Nouvelles


A Series of Maps Reveals the Difference in How Cities are Perceived by Tourists and Locals  Arch Daily 

Airlines are finally fixing the middle seat  Fast Company 

5 Themed Road Trips You Can Take This Summer  Mental Floss


The Apple ready to disrupt the industry  California Sunday

The Top 10 Cities with the Most Ice Cream Shops Per Capita  Yahoo News 

Nestle Creates New Chocolate—With No Added Sugar  Bloomberg

Arkansas is the latest state to ban calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers” Vox

Restaurants Under Strain As Price Of Avocados Nearly Triples  NPR  


Surprising New Names Top 2019’s Popularity List  Nameberry 


Goats can distinguish emotions from each other's calls  The Guardian 

12-year-old boy designs bow ties to help pets get adopted  NBC 

Scientists discover Snowball the cockatoo has 14 distinct dance moves (video)  The Guardian


A material way to make Mars habitable  Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  Harvard 


Who Invented the Therapy in Those Joseph Nicolosi Books Banned by Amazon?  Throckmorton Blog 

New bill allows Oregon students to take 'mental health days' NBC News 

The mysterious case of the man who draws in his sleep  BBC 


Millennials, moral relativism and Iris Murdoch  Religious News Service 


The lost art of ethical decision making  Tech Republic   

Microsoft joins project on ethical artificial intelligence


China’s economic growth slides — and that could be bad news for U.S.  LA Times   


An escalation in America’s slide toward fascism  Huffington Post

How Political Science Became Irrelevant  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The F-word, or how to fight fires in the research literature  AHRECS

Why are there more and more retractions?  RTS (Swiss Radio)

Journal criticised for study claiming sun is causing global warming  New Science

100 rules for publishing in top journals  Nature Index

Why it’s so hard to reform peer review  Mind Matters 


Fixing health care’s replication crisis is important for researchers and patients  Stat News  

Reproducibility fix: Easy in principle, hard in practice  Bio World


Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks  BBC

Hackers breach 62 US colleges by exploiting ERP vulnerability ZDnet

A Legendary Scientist Sounds Off on the Trouble With STEM Chronicle of Higher Ed

The value of education is not what you think (opinion)  The Week 


The Jonas Brothers’ Dad is working with Liberty University  Huffington Post 

Annie Wright of George Fox University wins 2019 Ad Rutschman Girls Small College Athlete of the Year  NBC News 

Biola president makes $559K  Chronicle of Higher Ed 


A New Interactive Visualization of the 165,000 Most-Frequently Assigned Texts in College Courses  Open Culture 


Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of an increasingly divisive public intellectual  Inside Higher Ed 

Prof quits after allegations of cocaine binges and out-of-control parties  New York Post  

University Of Pennsylvania Defends Professor Who Said ‘Our Country Will Be Better Off With More Whites And Fewer Non-Whites’  CBS Philly

Students Seek Ouster of Penn Law Professor Over Race Uproar  Bloomberg


Ethical concerns surround candidate for Student Media director position  The Crimson White 

After 65 years, Oregon student newspaper moves to online format  The Bulletin


American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts  Ars Technica

 It's been millennials vs boomers for too long: it's time to start blaming Generation X  The Guardian

'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College  NPR

Univ of Michigan student stripped of Miss Michigan World America title  Detroit Free Press