Articles of Interest - July 22

 ***JOURNALISM

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 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

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

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

How a GateHouse-Gannett merger would work  Poynter 

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

***FAKE NEWS

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

***TECHNOLOGY

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 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

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

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

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Your Greater Goal  Becoming (my blog)

***WRITING & READING

The Art Of Writing Bad Ads  Medium  

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

***LANGUAGE

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

***LITERATURE 

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

Rediscovering Natalia Ginzburg  The New Yorker 

***POETRY

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

***POETS 

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 

***GENDER    

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 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

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

***FREE SPEECH 

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

***LEGAL ISSUES 

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

***CRIME & COURTS

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

***BORDER ISSUES

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

***EMOJIS 

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

Emoji Mashup Bot gives life to unidentifiable emotions  Daily Doot

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

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 

***RELIGION

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  AL.com  

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

***GOOD NEWS

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

***REALLY?! 

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

***ART & DESIGN 

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

The 50 Ugliest College Campuses Complex

***MUSIC 

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 

***FILM

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 OPPORTUNITIES 

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. 

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

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

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

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

***ENVIRONMENT

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

***HEALTH

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

***TRAVEL 

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

 ***FOOD

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  

***FAMILY 

Surprising New Names Top 2019’s Popularity List  Nameberry 

***ANIMALS 

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

***SCIENCE

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

***PSYCHOLOGY 

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 

***PHILOSOPHY 

Millennials, moral relativism and Iris Murdoch  Religious News Service 

***ETHICS

The lost art of ethical decision making  Tech Republic   

Microsoft joins project on ethical artificial intelligence  Phys.org

***CHINA 

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

***POLITICS

An escalation in America’s slide toward fascism  Huffington Post

How Political Science Became Irrelevant  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***RESEARCH 

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 

***RESEARCH: THE REPLICATION CRISIS 

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

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

***HIGHER ED

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 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

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 

***TEACHING

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

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

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

***STUDENT MEDIA  

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

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

***STUDENT LIFE

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   

Articles of interest - week of July 16

***TECHNOLOGY 

Amazon Alexa Calls Police On Man Who Was Allegedly Beating His Girlfriend  WILM 

VIDEO: Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An Armband  NPR

A Canadian bioethicist says a plan to edit human embryos to prevent deafness is "offensive"  CBC

Will California’s New Bot Law Strengthen Democracy?  The New Yorker 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA  

I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut  Vice

Here’s How To Stop Data Brokers From Advertising To You On Facebook  Buzzfeed News 

Conservatives pretending to be suppressed by social media dominated social media  Vox

Here’s how you can go back to the old Twitter layout   

The Hidden Costs of Free Social Media  Foundation for Economic Education 

***MOBILE 

Chinese app downloads surge in US  Axios 

Kids are spending over 30 hours a week on phones, survey finds  Cnet 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

I’m a hacker, and here’s how your social media posts help me break into your company  Fast Company  

Google admits leaked private voice conversations  CNBC 

EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters  Vice 

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

Podcast events are making a killing  Axios 

Facebook struggles to lure video creators amid intense competition  Economic Times

Facebook's war to win over creators  Axios

How to shoot stellar slow-motion video on your phone  Wired  

***INTERNET

Craigslist's Craig Newmark: 'Outrage is profitable. Most online outrage is faked for profit  The Guardian

How to fix the internet, according to its pioneers  Quartz 

***JOURNALISM

Tools and tips for digging into Facebook from two investigative journalists  The Ground Truth

Why Journalists Should Care About Collective Wisdom  Immerse  

ProPublica and NBC show how righteous media serve democracy  Baltimore Sun

‘We’re Almost Extinct’: China’s Investigative Journalists Are Silenced Under Xi  New York Times

A Nellie Bly Memorial Is Being Planned for New York City’s Roosevelt Island  Mental Floss  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

Starbucks will stop selling newspapers come September 1  New York Post 

Here’s how some for-profit local news outlets are building subscriptions  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS

A digital breadcrumb trail for deepfakes  Axios

Deepfakes have YouTubers worried: Vidcon offers a way to push back  Cnet

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships  Vice

We tell ourselves conspiracy theories in order to live  The Outline  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Let Go of it  Becoming (my blog)

What makes people change their lives entirely and how can we best become our true selves  The Guardian 

It’s Never Going to Be Perfect, So Just Get It Done  New York Times 

***GRAMMAR

What Happens to Spelling Bee Champions When They Grow Old?  MEL Magazine

It Might Be Time to Update the Old ‘Alfa-Bravo-Charlie’ Spelling Alphabet  Atlas Obcura

***WRITING & READING 

The Power of a Good Sentence Why writing one isn't as easy as you think  The Walrus 

The Cost of Reading: the uneven burden taken by women writers in literary citizenship  Longreads 

***LITERATURE

New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more  LA Times

***GENDER   

Mississippi Politician Refuses To Let Female Reporter Travel Alone With Him  NPR 

The Women’s World Cup showed what women’s sports should be: This is what happens when women athletes don’t have to fight for relevance  SB Nation 

Robert Foster, GOP governor candidate, denies woman reporter access because of her gender  Mississippi Today 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

The Dominance of the White Male Critic  New York Times

You All Look Alike to Me’ is hard-wired in us  UC Riverside 

Hate Crime Divides School  Washington Post

Aziz Ansari thinks white people are trying too hard with 'Crazy Rich Asians'  CNN

Georgia landlords evicted white woman for having black guests, ACLU lawsuit alleges  NBC News 

How news outlets are dealing with the 'moral dimension' of covering Trump and his racist tweets  CNN

'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets  NPR

A Detroit festival charged white people $20 and black people $10, then they got hit with backlash  CNN

***LEGAL ISSUES / CRIME

Does including “in my opinion” protect me from a libel or defamation suit? Student Press Law Center 

DOJ Says Local Governments Need To Prepare For Ransomware Attacks  NPR

A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say: One lost custody of his daughter  MSNBC 

 ***RELIGION

Growth and Decline in American Religion over the Last Decade  Religion in Public 

The decline of the Christian bookstore  Slate 

Christian speaker removed from conference over church’s views on women, gays  Baptist News  

Behold, The Millennial Nuns  HuffPost  

US man accused of sex abuse at Kenyan orphanage he founded  Associated Press 

State Department Conference Aims To Identify Victims Of Religious Persecution  NPR

How religious restrictions around the world have changed over a decade  Pew Research Center

Researcher Identifies 'Oldest Handwriting of a Christian' In Ancient Papyrus Letter From Roman Egypt Newsweek

After 2016 Bible Slip, Trump Lashed Out at ‘So-Called Christians,’ Book Says  New York Times

***RELIGION AND BORDER ISSUES

Dr. Dobson’s visit to the border  Dobson Newsletter  

James Dobson's anti-immigrant rhetoric is dangerous  Sojourners 

***GOOD NEWS

Rejected from culinary school because she is deaf, woman goes on to launch her own pizza empire  The Week  

After final cancer treatment, little girl donates birthday gifts to sick kids  NBC News 

Strangers come together on Twitter to find dress for girl with autism  The Week  

Three young brothers started a candle company to buy themselves toys. Now they donate $500 a month to the homeless  Washington Post 

Athlete, 66, Has Run 45 Marathons with People Who Have Disabilities: 'It's Like Their Super Bowl'  People

A dying woman raised money for her own funeral: Strangers donated so much, she’s now giving away the surplus  Washington Post

***REALLY?!

Drunk Yoga: fun night out or workout disaster?  New York Post 

Worker falls into 8-foot tank filled with liquid chocolate, paramedics find him covered from 'head-to-toe'  Fox News

Metal drinking straw impales UK woman’s brain, killing her New York Post 

Illinois mother accused of driving with kids on top of SUV in inflatable pool  USA Today 

NY father and daughter charged with armed robbery WCAX  

Family Saves Octopus Stranded: Surprised by what it does the next day  The Epoch Times 

Man breaks into King Co. Sheriff’s Office, brings donuts, wants jail to avoid roommate  Q-13

***MUSIC  

Lennon or McCartney? Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Figure Out Who Wrote Iconic Beatles Songs  Open Culture

What TikTok's Explosion Could Mean For Music  NPR

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Battle for the future of Spanish-language TV  Axios

***FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES  

Pitches on "Stranger Things" and other shows   Bitch Media

Pitches for "Building Bridges"  YES! Magazine

Long travel and design-focused stories  Apartment Therapy

Pitches for beverage alcohol industry stories  SevenFifty Daily

Freelance tech pieces  The Daily Beast  

Pitches for culture stories and features  The Outline

How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?  The Hustle 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them  The Atlantic 

Harvard suspends star economics prof after sexual harassment claims  New York Times

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Odds Are, Your Doctorate Will Not Prepare You for a Profession Outside Academe  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven  NPR

***BORDER ISSUES  

Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims  Propublica  

Concern Grows Over Plan To Scale Back Program That Protects Military Families From Deportation  NPR

Border crisis conditions for migrants, according to a lawyer who’s volunteered there for years  Slate 

Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids Propublica 

3-Year-Old Asked To Pick Parent In Attempted Family Separation, Her Parents Say  NPR

The US is quietly opening shelters for babies and young kids: One has 12 children and no mothers  Reveal News 

California Set To Expand Medicaid To Undocumented Young Adults  NPR

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Branding has a moral responsibility  Fast Company   

Digital Tax Passed In France Is Aimed At U.S. Tech Giants  NPR  

The future of work in America  McKinsey

How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?  The Hustle 

***ENVIRONMENT 

Trees emit a surprisingly large amount of methane  Wired 

These rare blue clouds could be headed your way  PopSci

Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says  Wired

***HEALTH 

The meat-allergy tick also carries a mystery killer virus  Wired 

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions: The Cures Are Faltering New York Times

Is my insomnia all in my head? Why my brain might be sleeping without me knowing  Telegraph  

In US 1st, baby is born from dead donor’s transplanted womb  Associated Press

***TRAVEL

How to Fall Asleep on a Plane  Life Hacker  

Attendance falling at American Landmarks  Politico 

How to Get Through Airport Security Faster  Life Hacker

***SPORTS & GAMES

Why Do Sports Fans Watch, and Rewatch, Injury Footage?  New York Times

Robot umpires: MLB is testing technology in Atlantic League  Washington Post

Poker Bot Beats The Professionals At 6-Player Texas Hold 'Em  NPR

Chess Grandmaster Igors Rausis Caught Cheating  Bleacher Report 

We Watched 906 Foul Balls To Find Out Where The Most Dangerous Ones Land  FiveThirtyEight  

***FOOD

Hershey’s Co. sued over 'misleading' White Reese’s packaging  Fox News  

When Natural Disasters Strike, Operation BBQ Swoops In With Relief — And Ribs  NPR

***ANIMALS 

Heroic dog saves sleeping deputy constable from Montgomery County house fire  ABC-13

Drunk man sends injured baby bird to wildlife rescue center in an Uber  WFSB   

Why Dogs Now Play a Big Role in Human Cancer Research  Wired

Tourists Plays Around With An Octopus, Don't Realize It's One Of Australia's Most Venomous Species  Digg 

***SCIENCE 

Why we see the colors of faces differently than other things  Wired

NASA drops insane map of 4,000 planets outside our solar system  CNET

We Have The First-Ever Images of Molecules Changing Their Charge State  Science Alert

***PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE

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

REM sleep silences the siren of the brain  NIN 

***CHINA 

Google Working On AI In China Has Billionaire Peter Thiel, Others Raising Major Concerns  Media Post  

China Box Office Drops in First Half Despite 14.5 Percent Jump in Hollywood Revenue  Hollywood Reporter 

***POLITICS 

Trump campaign uses stock video pretending it portrays supporters  Associated Press 

Kantar Forecasts $6 Billion in Political Ad Spending for 2019-2020 Election Cycle  Kantar Media

Huge Turnout Is Expected in 2020. So Which Party Would Benefit?  New York Times

***RESEARCH 

Here’s how to deal with failure, say senior scientists  Nature Index

Scandal-weary Swedish government takes over research-fraud investigations  Nature 

The risk of embarrassing, high-profile retractions also prevents data from being published that could correct the published literature  Wiley 

Research publications: does piling them high sell them short?  Times Higher Education 

Replicator Degrees of Freedom Allow Publication of Misleading 'Failures to Replicate'  SSRN

Reproducibility crisis, the scientific method, and the quality of published studies: Untangling the knot   Wiley 

Rules to stamp out export of unethical research practices to poorer countries  gaining momentum  Times Higher Education 

Inside a “Fake” Conference: A Journey Into Predatory Science  Technology Networks

The greatest threat to medical science is not fabrication of results but ‘presentational fraud'”  BMJ

***HIGHER ED 

Bachelor’s Degree Movers  FlowingData 

Univ of Texas will give full scholarships for tuition and fees to in-state students with household incomes of $65,000 or less  Statesman 

Hackers Demand $2 Million From Monroe College  Inside Higher Ed 

Colleges Are Shutting Down, and Yankton Was a Precursor  The Atlantic

More Latinx Students, Stagnant Latinx President  Inside Higher Ed

Sorry, Headhunters, but the Healthiest Presidential Searches Are Open  The Chronicle of Higher Ed  

In the U.K., a Surge in Chinese Applicants  Inside Higher Ed

Accreditor approves Ashford U's nonprofit conversion  Education Dive 

The Downside of Reduced Student Borrowing  Inside Higher Ed

2 Indiana virtual schools received lots of public money: Now, the state wants $40 million of it back Washington Post

5 Years Later, Grand Valley Resolves Federal Complaint  Inside Higher Ed  

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS  

Michael W. Smith, Kevin Jonas to start music center, label at Liberty University  Religious News Service

He was hired to teach at Olivet Nazarene University: And then someone read his book Chicago Tribune 

PLNU students serve children in Philippines  Church of the Nazarene

***TEACHING

Survey shows nearly half of students distracted by technology  Inside Higher Ed

5 Key Aspects of Teaching Innovation In 2019  Entrepreneur

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Virginia school district orders high school student journalists to delete a video report documenting the school's poor conditions  Pilot Online 

Study: Millennials Worry About Media's Impact On Democracy  Media Post  

***STUDENT LIFE

Amazon fined a college student $3,800 for returning a rented textbook 4 days late  Business Insider 

Teens are abandoning hyper-produced personalities for people who seem just like them  The Atlantic  

Student Loans Are The Hardest On These Borrowers  NPR

Articles of interest - July 8

***TECHNOLOGY

Over 80% of facial recognition suspects flagged by London's Met Police were innocent, report says  ABC News 

Forecasters Caution 5G Will Interfere With Gathering Weather Data  NPR

In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business?  The Guardian

***BIG DATA & AI 

Soon, satellites will be able to watch you everywhere all the time  MIT Technology Review 

Artificial intelligence is coming for our faces  Wired 

Brown University researchers show ability to store and retrieve image data on molecules smaller than human DNA  New Scientist 

A new business in small satellites orbiting the Earth  Economist

The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics  BBC 

Not all weather satellites are equal  Wired

Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate our Consumption of Scholarly Literature?  Scholarly Kitchen 

Using AI to speed up the processing of space images Where no neural network has gone before  Economist 

What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care?  Scholarly Kitchen

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce  University of Cambridge

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Instagram is sweet and sort of boring—but the ads!  Wired 

‘Influencer’ bride tries to pay wedding photographer with exposure but fails spectacularly  Indy

Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities  The Next Web

Twitter bans 'dehumanizing language' aimed at religious groups  Mashable 

***MOBILE 

Heedless smartphone zombies keep stepping out in front of cars  Economist 

***JOURNALISM

 Watch A Reporter Block A Man From Entering Her Shot Like A Boss  Digg 

Journalism Job Cuts Haven’t Been This Bad Since the Recession  Bloomberg 

Behind the scenes with The Weather Channel’s mixed reality broadcasting Immersive Shooter

As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too  New York Times

This is a great example for a statistics class, or a class on survey sampling, or a political science class  Stat Modeling

***FAKE NEWS

Fact check: Trump promotes fake Ronald Reagan quote about him  CNN

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

How to protect your privacy in Chrome  Washington Post

Yes, your emails are being tracked: Here's how to stop it  Mashable 

The state DMVs allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan hundreds of millions of Americans' faces without their knowledge or consent  Washington Post  

Trick those #!@% spam calls with a fake phone number   CNET

A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over  New York Times

Zoom zero-day vulnerability could let websites turns your Mac's cameras without permission  The Next Web 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

How stock photography is made  Vox

***INTERNET 

The internet has made dupes—and cynics—of us all  Wired  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Be a Poet   Becoming (my blog) 

***GRAMMAR

How to Use a Semicolon Correctly  Life Hacker

Is an emoji a word or a gesture? Both  Quartz 

***WRITING & READING

How technology is changing the craft of screenwriting  BBC 

Microsoft's Ebook apocalypse shows the dark side of DRM  Wired  

The best books to read at every age, from 1 to 100  Washington Post

New ways of selling books clash with France’s old pricing rules  Economist

Papermaking master a gem in a digital age  Daily Iowan

10 of the Best-Selling Books in History (Minus Religious Texts)  Mental Floss

The unlikely rise of book fairs in the Middle East  Economist 

An interactive map of over 5,000 book covers, organized by machine learning  Pudding 

My Latinx students write what they know. And their words are powerful  LA Times 

***LITERATURE

Carrying a Single Life: On Literature and Translation  New York Review of Books

Nigerian Schoolgirls' Abduction Told In 'Beneath The Tamarind Tree'  NPR

Brenda Maddox, biographer of Nora Barnacle and others in literature, dies at 87  Boston Globe

***LANGUAGE 

Want a truly mind-expanding experience? Learn another language  The Guardian  

***POETRY 

She wrote a poem about a vagina. It landed her in jail  CNN

Here’s how to arrange the poems in your poetry manuscript  The Press-Enterprise 

Watch Your Poetry With The Visible Poetry Project  Book Riot

***GENDER   

Firefighter whose male colleagues told her she was 'too weak' now carries THEM out of burning buildings after hitting the gym  Daily Mail

It could take 118 years for female computer scientists to match publishing rates of male colleagues  Science Mag 

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Emojis increasingly appear in court cases and judges struggle with how to interpret them KTVQ

Dueling fake "independent" websites leads to unclean hands finding, but some injunctive relief  Tushnet Blog

***CRIME & COURTS

FBI Records Could Have Solved A Civil Rights Cold Case. Now It's Too Late  NPR  

Professor faces 219-year prison sentence for sending missile chip tech to China  The Verge 

The Supreme Court wraps up its term, inching to the right  Economist

Red Oak Man Wins Settlement After Being Arrested for Criticizing Police  WHOT-TV   

***RELIGION

Following plagiarism charges and multiple retractions, a priest resigns from a position at a television network  Church Militant 

Mormon and the tricky process of leaving the Church  The Verge  

Pope moves America's 'first televangelist' closer to sainthood  Reuters 

Pastor builds monster truck for Jesus  AL.com 

When Philip K. Dick turned to Christianity: Soon after he became a countercultural hero  Salon

How California’s megachurches changed Christian culture  Durango Herald 

Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy   Religious News Service 

U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion Remains Low  Gallup 

Study: White Evangelicals Least Likely to Say the U.S. Has a ‘Responsibility’ to Accept Refugees  Relevant Magazine

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign  Associated Press

The Religious Right is Still Fanning Fear of California LGBTQ Resolution  Right Wing Watch  

The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity Support for Trump comes at a high cost for Christian witness (opinion)  The Atlantic

***CHRISTIAN BOOKS

A Christian bestseller (and CT Book of the Year) was targeted by a major counterfeiting scheme  Christianity Today 

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven changed Christian publishing forever—and tore a family apart  Slate 

***GOOD NEWS

New York police went to a Whole Foods store about a suspected shoplifter: Then they paid for her groceries  NBC News

Beloved 'singing doctor' who sang to 8,000 babies after delivery gets heartfelt honor  GMA

How one couple's years-long battle against leukemia led to happily ever after  ABC News 

Woman Paints Her Children's Drawings And Transforms Them Into Incredible Pieces Of Art  Digg

***REALLY?!

Watch 32,000 Dominos Fall in an Extremely Satisfying Way  Mental Floss

13-year-old girl's rigorous study finds hand dryers can hurt children's ears  WKYC

10 Scientific Benefits of Kissing  Mental Floss

***ART & DESIGN

User Inyerface: All of the worst UI practices in one evil form

The 5 Top Destinations for Art and Design Lovers in August  Architechural Digest 

***MUSIC 

Walkman turns 40 today: How listening to music changed over the years  Business Insider

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88   Associated Press  

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

The End of an Era: MAD Magazine Will Publish Its Last Issue With Original Content This Fall  Open Culture

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Lawsuit by student accused of sex assault seeks class-action status against Michigan State  Detroit Press Press

A bookkeeper in Indonesia who recorded her boss’s lewd phone call as proof she was being harassed must serve at least 6 months in prison for distributing obscene material  New York Times

University barred from punishing student in unusual Title IX case  Inside Higher Ed 

***BORDER ISSUES 

Jurors refuse to convict activist facing 20 years for helping migrants  The Guardian

Federal Agents Joked About Migrant Deaths, Propublica Reports  NPR

Hispanic evangelical group offers to help migrant children Baptist Standard

A Pastor Who Was Put On A Watch List After Working With Immigrants Is Suing The US BuzzFeed News

Fiona Apple donating two years worth of song's royalties to help pay migrants' legal fees The Hill  

Hispanic evangelical group offers to help migrant children  Baptist Standard

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The art of selling scent in the internet age  Fast Company

How accessible technology is overcoming barriers in the workplace  Verdict

***ENVIRONMENT 

The Secret Language of Trees: A Charming Animated Lesson Explains How Trees Share Information with Each Other  Open Culture

Planting more trees could suck up a huge share of carbon emissions  MIT Technology Review

The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim  Los Angeles Times

***HEALTH

 What the Measles Epidemic Really Says About America  The Atlantic

Can Sunscreen Really Repair Your DNA? Wired

Antivaxxers turn to homeschooling to avoid protecting their kids’ health Are Technica

Man dies after adding a teaspoon of caffeine powder to protein shake New York Post

***HEALTH RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY 

An Italian clan’s curious insensitivity to pain has piqued the interest of geneticists seeking a new understanding of how to treat physical suffering  Smithsonian Magazine

Alexa could detect whether you're having a heart attack, study suggests USA Today

***TRAVEL

Strange Facts About the U.S. Condé Nast Traveler  CNN

***SPORTS & GAMES 

The future of sports gambling  The Week

Unflappable. Unapologetic. Unequaled: The greatest U.S. women's soccer team ever  Sports Illustrated

***FOOD

Woman Who Licked Tub Of Blue Bell Ice Cream In Viral Video Could Face 20 Years In Prison 5 News

Italian Chefs React In Relative Horror At YouTubers Making Pesto  Dig 

Scientists Engineer A Smooth, Beanless Coffee NPR

The Changing American Diet  Flowing Data 

***ANIMALS 

This couple took engagement photos with dogs And cats In need of homes  Huffington Post

Why Are Octopuses So Smart?  The Atlantic  

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Catholic medical journal pulls paper on conversion therapy over statistical problems  Retraction Watch

The all-too-understandable urge to buy a better brain Vox  

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception  Quanta Magazine

Could Lab-Grown Brains Develop Consciousness?  Singularity Hub

Does Consciousness Exist Outside of the Brain? Psychology Today

Scientists are giving dead brains new life  New York Times

How our brain sculpts experience in line with our expectations  Aeon Essays

***PHILOSOPHY 

Plagiarizing articles in philosophy  Wiley Online

***HISTORY 

Stravinsky’s “Illegal” Arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner” (1944) Open Culture

When Charlie Chaplin Entered a Chaplin Look-Alike Contest & Came in 20th Place Open Culture

Trump's 'Revolutionary War Airports' Memes and Reactions   eBaum’s World

Review of The Weather Machine By Andrew Blum  Economist

Florida principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact Palm Beach Post  

***CHINA  

Inside the fight for Hong Kong  Macleans 

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border  Vice 

Taiwan’s Status is a Geopolitical Absurdity  The Atlantic  

***POLITICS

Some Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted ‘propaganda’: It was the Declaration of Independence  Washington Post 

Reactionary nationalism is a challenge to liberalism--and conservatism  Economist

***RESEARCH 

The researcher behind the smartphone “horns” study sells posture pillows  Quartz  

Nature says it wants to publish replication attempts. So what happened when a group of authors submitted one to Nature Neuroscience?  Retraction Watch

A plant scientist has sued his university and 4 female students, accusing them of leaking a confidential investigation report to the media Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Statisticians clamor for retraction of paper by Harvard researchers they say uses a “nonsense statistic”  Retraction Watch 

***HIGHER ED

Why Is There So Much Saudi Money in American Universities?  New York Times

Demand for Campus Child Care Is Growing: Choosing How to Provide It Can Be Fraught (sub. req’d) The Chronicle of Higher Education  

The Education Deserts of Rural America  The Atlantic 

Guilford College is changing the way it does most everything in an effort to stem its enrollment decline: But officials say it is also leaning in to its mission  Inside Higher Ed

The Education Deserts of Rural America  The Atlantic

Study: Millions of U.S. Students Are Without Home Internet  Gov Tech 

DeVos rescinds rule forcing colleges to disclose debt and salary data  CNBC  

ASU tries to boost Degree Completion With Blockchain Inside Higher Ed

What universities can learn from one of science’s biggest frauds Nature

Grand Canyon University spends $21.6M to buy church near Phoenix campus  Arizona Central

Are Small Private Colleges Worth the Money?  The Atlantic

Author in her new book discusses the challenges colleges, particularly religious institutions, face in mitigating sexual assault  Inside Higher Ed

Rejection of LGBTQ student group leads to a fight at "unambiguously Christian" Baylor Texas Tribune

USC to pay UC San Diego $50M over Alzheimer's research  Washington Post

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

New study finds “important deficiencies” in university reports of misconduct  Retraction Watch

I Help People Cheat Their Way to Getting PhDs  Vice 

***STUDENT LIFE

The ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees and universities that actually reduce your earning potential  Telegraph

Millennials Rely On Parents For Financial Help, Study Shows  NPR

Articles of Interest - July 1

 ***TECHNOLOGY

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat  MIT Tech Review

Busy boyfriend creates chatbot to reply to girlfriend’s message  Abacus

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students  Propublica 

Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline  Vice

Fake noise will be added to new electric cars starting today in the EU 33  The Verge

A device to detect aggression in schools often misfires  Wired 

***BIG DATA & AI 

What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care?  The Scholarly Kitchen

Drag-and-drop data analytics  MIT Tech Review 

Why Python may not be the best for machine learning  IT Pro Today

Researchers have added a capability to their ‘Northstar’ interactive data system that can “instantly generate machine-learning models” to use with their exiting data sets in order to generate useful predictions  Tech Crunch

Using AI to speed up the processing of space images Where no neural network has gone before  Economist 

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat  MIT Tech Review 

Physicists are beginning to question whether focusing on symmetry is still as productive as it once was Quanta Magazine  

Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate our Consumption of Scholarly Literature?  Scholarly Kitchen 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things USA Today

Twitter won’t censor Trump’s rule-breaking tweets, but it will make them harder to find Vox

***MOBILE  

One third of adults use their phone as their primary way to go online  Pew Research Center  

Using mobile phone data to estimate air pollution exposure  Phys.org 

***JOURNALISM

How introverts and extroverts can be better at small talk Quartz at Work  

Fighting Theranos Charges, Holmes Blames Advocacy Journalism  Bloomberg

Trump jokes to Putin they should 'get rid' of journalists  The Guardian 

Court gives broad meaning to “confidential” in FOIA exemption for commercial and financial information  SCOTUS Blog 

4 key tips for reporting on and writing about people with disabilities   Journalists Resource

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

TV is still the most common way for Americans to get local news, but fewer people are watching  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Nearly Half the Newspaper Jobs are Gone  Journalism.org  

The Associated Press and Google are building a tool for sharing more local news — more quickly  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS

The Washington Post’s Guide to Manipulated video  Washington Post 

This ingenious algorithm outsmarts deepfakes   Fast Company 

Adobe develops tool to identify Photoshopped images of faces  Digital Trends 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Hackers are stealing years of call records from hacked cell networks  TechCrunch

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments: Your Data Is at Risk  Wired

Over 1,000 shopping sites, from J.Crew to Walmart, are deceiving users, study shows  Fast Company 

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel's Own Features Against It  Wired

How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives  Engadget 

***INTERNET

The infrastructure mess causing countless internet outages  Wired

The Rise and Fall of Babe.Net and The Aziz Ansari Story  The Cut 

The Worm That Nearly Ate The Internet  New York Times 

The Wayback Machine can now highlight changes in copy on websites  The Next Web

 ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

‘We’ couples  Becoming (my blog)

***WRITING & READING

How to Rescue a Wet, Damaged Book: A Handy Visual Primer  Open Culture

Top Library Award  Stripped over history of discriminatory and predatory behavior  Smithsonian Magazine 

***LANGUAGE

The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language  The Week

50 People Show Us Their States' Accents  Condé Nast Traveler

***LITERATURE

25 Wedding Readings From Classic Literature  Bustle 

Hipster Summer Reading List 2019 An artisanal guide to obscure books based on 100 million checkout records  Pudding  

Why We Shouldn't Teach Literature With Excerpts  Ed Week

***POETRY

Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry  NPR 

Joy Harjo Reads “Grace” (video)

15 poems about happiness to reset your day  Book Riot 

Three Poems: A series about the lives and experiences of African Canadians who joined the Union army in the American Civil War  The Walrun

There’s A Poem Hidden In This New 150-Foot-Long Word Search In Douglas Park  Block Club Chicago 

Austin mayor to broaden City Council prayer to include poetry, meditation  Stateman

***POETS

Bella Thorne Said She’s Baring All In Her New Poetry Novel  BuzzFeed News

Review of “Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years”  London Review of Books 

'America's most understood poet' gets a worthy biography  Post-Gazette 

Poet Holly Prado Dead at 81  My News LA  

'The Last Poems of James Tate  New Yorker 

***GENDER   

'You Don't Own Me,' A Feminist Anthem With Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy  NPR

US women’s soccer games now generate more revenue than men’s—but the players still earn less  CNBC   

The Real Meaning of Trump’s ‘She’s Not My Type’ Defense (opinion)  The Atlantic 

Meet Emma Willard, the First Female Map Maker in the U.S., and Her Brilliantly Inventive Maps (Circa 1826)  Open Culture 

Ack! I need chocolate! The science of PMS food cravings  The Conversation 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

California natural hairstyles: The state is set to become the first to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles  CNN 

Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion New York Times

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Deepfake revenge porn distribution now a crime in Virginia  Ars Technica

Spotify Settles Copyright Lawsuits Brought by Songwriters  Hollywood Reporter

Anti-vax teen that fought ban amid chickenpox outbreak loses in court—again  Ars Technica

***CRIME  

State Troopers Confiscate An Activist's Phone, Accidentally Record Themselves Planning To Falsify A Police Report Against Him  BoingBoing

Hidden Brain: How Private Prisons Affect Sentencing  NPR

Freed after 26 years on death row, farmworker files suit for false imprisonment  ABC-7

***RELIGION

Evangelical pastors' hidden role in human smuggling's boom  The Guardian  

U.S. Methodists Meet To Consider What Comes Next After Disagreements Over LGBT Clergy  NPR 

PC(USA) to ordain first-ever openly nonbinary clergy candidate  The Christian Post 

Why Do People Say "Jesus H. Christ," and Where Did the "H" Come From?  Mental Floss

A Minneapolis church was expelled by its evangelical denomination for supporting same-sex marriage  CNN  

American cops have openly engaged in Islamophobia on Facebook, with no penalties  Reveal News 

5 facts about religion in Canada  Pew Research Center 

Died: Apologist & Theologian Norman Geisler  Christianity Today 

John MacArthur’s Story About MLK Jr.’s Assassination and Evil Insinuations  Walter Throckmorton  

***SIKHS

Let’s Talk About Turbans (Gasp!)  Funny or Die

Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway  Los Angeles Times

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Inside the Trump campaign's plan to re-energize evangelicals  Axios 

Is fear motivating evangelical support for Trump?  MSNBC 

***GOOD NEWS

Parking violators can pay tickets with school supply donation for limited time   Las Vegas Now

Chick-fil-A Employee Literally Jumps Out The Drive-Thru Window To Save A Choking Boy's Life  WSB

This 13-year-old opened a bakery: For every cupcake he sells, he gives one to the homeless  Washington Post  

This woman has been on a three-year road trip documenting acts of kindness  Washington Post

***REALLY?!

Couples can officiate their own wedding in the District of Columbia  Washington Post 

Dozens of Drivers Get Stuck after being rerouted by Google into an empty field  ABC-7 

Deputies arrest Alabama man with famous pet squirrel after stolen motorcycle chase  WHNT

People Are Making Trump Photos With Extremely Long Tie To Annoy The President  Sad and Useless 

Woman banned from Walmart for eating half of cake, refusing to pay for other half  Wichita Falls Times Record News 

North Carolina man sues Hardee’s, claims civil rights issue involving hash browns  Fox 43

Traveler sues to get back $120,000 that agents seized, but FBI says it’s too late  The Olympian   

Man proposes to his girlfriend by tattooing 'Will you marry meow?' on his bum  Metro News 

Two thieves stole a package meant for a sick 5-year-old. Then they tearfully returned it  USA Today

***ART & DESIGN

Paris’s Arc de Triomphe to Get Artistic Treatment in 2020  Afar 

In 1886, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Known Fruit in the World: Download Them in High Resolution  Open Culture 

What Art Icons Would Look Like In Today’s Society  Sad & Useless

Colorful intersections are about more than art  WXXI 

Miniature Faces Add Three-Dimensional Personality to Ceramic Vessels and Tableware  The is Colossal

***MUSIC 

How music about space became music about drugs  MIT Tech Review  

Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen: the love affair of a lifetime  The Guardian

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

How judges added to the grim toll of opioids  Reuters 

Anger Poll: 84% Say We're Madder Than A Generation Ago  NPR

The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia  BuzzFeed News

Americans Still Greatly Overestimate U.S. Gay Population Gallup 

Surveillance tech is making gentrification worse  The Week

***BORDER ISSUES

Prominent evangelicals are fighting over whether it's Christian to hold child migrants in awful conditions  The Week 

Border Patrol turning away diaper and toy donations  The Texas Tribune 

The Billion dollar Business of Migrant Shelters  New York Times 

How this border transformed a subcontinent: India & Pakistan (video)  Vox 

Wayfair Employees Walk Out To Protest Sales To Immigrant Detention Facilities  NPR

Immigrant Children In Border Camps Locked In Dangerous Conditions, Inspectors Find BuzzFeed News 

What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico Pew Research Center

A Father And Daughter Who Drowned At The Border Put Attention On Immigration  NPR

Children's magazine Highlights denounced migrant family separation in a plea for 'human decency'  CNN

Trump admin's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents  NBC News

Who’s behind the law making undocumented immigrants criminals? An ‘unrepentant white supremacist’   Washington Post 

'It is immoral': Former first lady Laura Bush criticizes the separation of migrant children from their parents   Business Insider 

Kids set up lemonade stand to help raise money for detained migrant kids at the border  The Hill    

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

Google Says the Best Bosses in the World Do These 10 Things  Inc.com

The surprising benefit of being bored at work  Quartz 

The United States of Unemployment Benefits: Here's What You Need to Know in 2019  How Much 

***HEALTH

10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too  New York Times

Children wise to fear hand dryers, and 13-year-old proves it with published paper  CBC 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 120 others at Statehouse blast vaccinations  Dispatch  

A Better Measure of Health Than Body Weight  The Atlantic  

How much alcohol can you drink safely  New York Times

Signs of 'Hidden Consciousness' May Predict Who Will Emerge from a Coma  Live Science

Reversing the Damage of a Stroke  New York Times

The psychedelics evangelist: A German financier wants to turn magic mushrooms into modern medicine  Stat News  

There's More Evidence That Too Much Sitting Can Be Very Unhealthy NPR

***FOOD & DRINK

Oh, Just an Utterly Insane Japanese Robot Restaurant  Messy Nessy 

900-year-old grape pips reveal unbroken history of French wine variety  The Guardian

Taco Bell’s pop-up hotel in Palm Springs sells out in minutes  Press Enterprise 

All the Indian Food at Trader Joe's, Reviewed  Thrillist 

***ANIMALS 

Researchers model how octopus arms make decisions   AGU Newsroom

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?  Mental Floss

***SCIENCE

Yes, it’s worth arguing with science deniers — and here are some techniques you can use  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Bizarre radio burst traced back to its origin in deep space  National Geographic

***PSYCHOLOGY 

What's So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh  Scientific American

Fake Smiles Don't Always Improve Mood  NPR 

***CHINA  

Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association  Sports Illustrated

The next stage in China’s fight against gaming addiction could ban “puppy love”  Quartz

5 essential apps for traveling in China  Abacus 

***POLITICS

Here’s who employees at big tech companies are supporting in the Democratic presidential primary  Vox

Tulsi Gabbard Says a Teen Hacked a Replica of Florida's Election System. She's Wrong  Vice

Republicans far more likely than Democrats to say fact-checkers tend to favor one side  Pew Research Center

***ETHICS

NAHJ slams AP for using migrant photo on Twitter  iMediaEthics

Viewing pornography increases unethical behavior, according to new research  PS Mag

When astronaut Sally Ride died, it raised the question of how deeply an obituary should delve into the private lives of public people (podcast)  WNYC 

***HIGHER ED

Critics want the Univ of Oklahoma to make public findings about allegations of sexual misconduct  by former president  Inside Higher Ed 

Parents of Murdered Student Sue U. of Utah for $56 Million, Claiming Gender Discrimination  ABC News  

West Virginia joins other states in offering free tuition at community colleges: But the new law is unique in asking all students seeking eligibility to pass a drug test  Inside Higher Ed

US college campuses are becoming increasingly racist, report finds  New York Post 

Betsy DeVos formally revokes gainful employment rule  Education Dive

'Shocking' Cut May Force Layoffs for Alaska's Universities  Inside Higher Ed

Jerry Falwell Jr. questions evangelical leader over criticism of facilities holding migrant children TheHill

LGBTQ students fight for rights at 'unambiguously Christian' Baylor UPI 

A  new federal court order may have significant implications for adjudicating campus rape cases on private campuses  Inside Higher Ed

***TEACHING 

How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections  The Chronicle of Higher Education 

What Should You Do if Your Students Say ‘Like,’ Like, Every 10th Word?  The Chronicle of Higher Education 

The Unbearable Pointlessness of PowerPoint  The Chronicle of Higher Education

***STUDENT MEDIA   

Student Journalists Expose High School’s Use of Prison Labor  The Marshall Project  

Hacker shuts down Ottawa student newspaper website  Ottawa Citizen 

College Forgets How The First Amendment Works; Targets Its Own Student Newspaper With A Public Records Request  Tech Dirt 

***STUDENT LIFE

International students can apply for work authorization 90 days before they graduate, but they're facing application processing times that routinely exceed that  Inside Higher Ed

In the U.S., teen summer jobs aren’t what they used to be  Pew Research Center 

Seventh Circuit upholds accused student’s due process, sex discrimination claims  The FIRE

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

University of California, Davis, is latest institution to adopt a reference check policy in fight against faculty misconduct  Inside Higher Ed 

New Ways to Power Up and Re-energize Faculty Meetings  PBS 

 

Articles of Interest - June 24

***TECHNOLOGY

The Invisible Battle for America’s Airwaves Popular Mechanics

Tesla Arcade Let’s You Play a Videogame Right in Your Car  Wired  

Ever Plugged A USB In Wrong? Of Course You Have. Here's Why NPR

***JOURNALISM 

Trump threatens Time journalist with prison over photo  BBC

Five NY1 anchors file age and gender discrimination lawsuit against the New York station  CNN

***FAKE NEWS

"First-generation fact-checking” is no longer good enough. Here’s what comes next Harvard’s Nieman Lab  

Identifying a fake picture online is harder than you might think The Conversation

Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns  Ars Technica  

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Deepfakes?  The Fashion Law Blog

***BIG DATA & AI  

Imminent quantum supremacy may turn out to have an important application after all  Wired  

Walmart is using AI-powered cameras to track theft in 1,000 stores: It’s called Missed Scan Detection technology  Business Insider 

Can AI spot early signs of schizophrenia?  Science Daily 

How machine learning can be used to drive experimental quantum physics discoveries  Pyys.org 

The concept of the data lake has edged its way into wider business strategy for many orgs  IT Proportal

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Social media can hurt. Here are 6 ways to reduce its harms Fast Company

Facebook wants to create a worldwide digital currency Libra could be massively disruptive—including to the social network itself Economist 

If Slack is so good, why are so many companies trying to fix it? Vox 

Instagram Advertising By Micro-Influencers: Do You Know It, When You See It? NPR  

***TIKTOK 

Meet TikTok: How The Washington Post, NBC News, and The Dallas Morning News are using the of-the-moment platform  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

TikTok Has A Predator Problem. A Network Of Young Women Is Fighting Back BuzzFeed News

Brands and advertisers are scrambling to tap into TikTok Fast Company

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

I’m a journalist but I didn’t fully realize the terrible power of US Border officials until they violated my rights and privacy  The Intercept

Google Chrone has become Surveillance Software   Washington Post

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records - single employee clicked on an email link that allowed them to upload malware Associated Press

***PRODUCING MEDIA

NASA releases 140,000 high-resolution photos from its archives This is Colossal

Tools to fix your noisy video chats, send emails with confidence and improve your newsletters  Poynter

***INTERNET

How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use  Economist

Is Firefox better than Chrome? It comes down to privacy  The Washington Post

The Most Visited Websites In The World, Visualized  Digg

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

Your career as a Painting not a Ladder  Becoming (my blog)

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?: What Research Shows, and What You Have to Say  Open Culture

Gardening Fixes Everything  Forge

***LANGUAGE

Latin is dead—yet it also lives on  Economist

The Lost Words: An Illustrated Dictionary of Poetic Spells Reclaiming the Language of Nature Brain Pickings

How to change a word’s meaning: misogyny  Economist

***POETRY 

Poetry paints a lyrical picture of Canada  The Record

‘The spirit of activism has always been in LA poetry’ KCRW

Reviving Northern Ireland's poetry scene one poem at a time BBC

‘Dreaming of Stones’: Poetry collection offers spiritual solace  Chicago Tribune

The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write’ and other best poetry of the month  Washington Post

***POETS

Meet Joy Harjo, The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate  NPR

How Erasmus Darwin’s Poetry Prophesied Evolutionary Theory  The Wire

Eve L. Ewing on ‘1919,’ her new poetry collection about Chicago’s little-known race riot  Chicago Tribune 

Psychiatric survivor Mel Starkman turned his experiences into poetry and activism The Globe

***LEGAL ISSUES 

What the google-genius copyright dispute is really about  Wired

How 25 countries in the Americas could end up allowing gay marriage Economist

Who owns song lyrics on the internet? It's complicated  Wired

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Scandalous Trademark Registrations Hollywood

***CRIME 

What it’s like to spend half a life in solitary confinement  Economist

Supreme Court rules 'crime of violence' law is unconstitutionally vague UPI

***RELIGION

'Throughline' Traces Evangelicals' History On The Abortion Issue  NPR  

Southern Baptist leader allegedly told woman her rape was a ‘good thing,’ according to lawsuit  Houston Chronicle

Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case NPR

Netflix says it won't 'make any more' episodes of Amazon Prime's 'Good Omens' after Christian petition  The Hill 

Man who says he founded ‘Biblical Flat Earth Society’ busted on 56 counts of child sexual exploitation News Observer

Dying churches merging with megachurches a growing trend, some oppose 'drastic change'   Christian Post

Did Oxford Scholar Secretly Sell Bible Fragment to Hobby Lobby Family? The Daily Beat  

After refusing archdiocese’s order to fire gay teacher, school is told it will no longer be recognized as Catholic Washington Post

China tariffs could lead to a ‘Bible tax’ in the US, say Christian publishers Religious News Service

My Pastor Bought a Brand New Sports Car (music video) 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

Is the Religious Right Privileged? (opinion)  The New York Times

‘Hail Satan’ prayer at Alaska gov’t meeting sparks protest  The Washington Post

***RELIGION & LGBTQ

LGBTQ Movement's Culture War With The Religious Right Persists  NPR

Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores CNN

***GOOD NEWS

A young girl was afraid of IVs. So she invented a teddy bear to disguise them CNN

Nursing student honored for her role in saving 3-year-old's life   Local 10

***REALLY?!

North Alabama ‘attack squirrel’ suspect posts video while on the run...with another squirrel WAFF-TV

Seagulls keep couple hostage in their own home for six days by attacking them every time they leave house Telegraph

103-Year-Old Sprinter Sets Senior World Record In New Mexico NPR

Minor league outfielder forgets score, tosses ball in play into the stands, costs team game Golf Digest 

Alaskans Attend Reindeer Yoga Classes  NPR  

***ART & DESIGN

Researchers find a way to use minute samples to detect forged paintings Economist

Pistol that Van Gogh used to shoot himself sells for $145,000  Reuters

5 keys to accessible web typography  Better WebType

Fold-up kayak is a work of oar-igami art  Wired

***MUSIC 

Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin Riffs Might Be Up For Grabs Bloomberg

His Biggest Hit Sold More Copies Than Any of the Beatles’. So Why Haven’t You Heard of Him? Narratively   

A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music NBC News

***FREELANCING

Reporting on the homeless, solution journalism features and timely art and culture pieces  Los Angeleno 

branded content  USA Today  

Pitches related to mental, emotional, social, and sexual health  SELF magazine

Pitches for investigative reporting projects related to global trade and environmental crisis  Mongabay 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

How facial recognition is fighting child sex trafficking Wired  

HR Isn’t Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment  The Atlantic

***BORDER ISSUES

Texas Republican says conditions in migrant detention centers are worst he's ever seen  Axios

Lawyers claim infants, children are in dangerous situation at border detention site NBC News

Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility  Associated Press

1st-Generation Mexican American Aids Migrants In The Desert  NPR

Why Sarah Fabian Argued Against Giving Kids Toothbrushes The Atlantic

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The promotion curse: Updating the Peter principle Economist

This Japanese Company Charges Its Staff $100 an Hour to Use Conference Rooms Bloomberg

Toxic workplaces can be found in every sector Economist

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits (sub. req’ed) WSJ

California and Texas have different visions for America’s future Economist

The share of US job posts offering unlimited vacation is up sharply Quartz

***ENVIRONMENT 

Scientists discover sea of fresh water under the ocean Quartz

State of Alabama permitted 3M to release toxic chemicals into Tennessee River for years, records show WHNT-TV

633 divers set world record cleaning ocean floor off Deerfield Beach  Orlando Sentinel  

How spy satellite info is providing a historical record to track climate changes  NPR

***HEALTH

Ranking the Best Children's Hospitals  US News

Here’s How to Get Stronger After 50  Outside 

The Hidden Cost of GoFundMe Health Care New Yorker

New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A. New York Times

How A Break From Alcohol Influences Health  NPR

***TRAVEL 

Foreign travellers to America face scrutiny of their online activity Economist

Around the World in 80 Sandwiches  The Thrillist  

The 10 best travel experiences around the world, ranked by TripAdvisor USA Today

How to be a better tourist  BBC  

11 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet, According to a Veterinarian  Mental Floss

***FOOD

Don't Buy Another Piece Of Cheap Meat Until You Watch This  Mashed 

How The Chow Mein Sandwich Claimed A Small Slice Of New England History  NPR

***FAMILY 

5 facts about same-sex marriage  Pew Research Center  

Couples who meet online are more diverse than those who meet in other ways, largely because they’re younger  Pew Research Center  

***ANIMALS 

You Were Probably Forced To Read A Book About A Dog Dying In Grade School And We'll Never Know Why Buzzfeed News   

The startup Bark has the most dog-friendly office ever Fast Company  

Legalized Marijuana May Be Increasing Pot's Hazard To Pets  NPR

Pets have gained the upper paw over their so-called owners Economist

Stopping bees swapping hives keeps disease down and productivity up Economist

Giant Squid, Phantom of the Deep, Reappears on Video  The New York Times 

***SCIENCE

It's quiet out there: scientists fail to hear signals of alien life The Guardian

A theory of information that could explain living systems   Aeon

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Understanding Microsleep — When Our Minds Are Both Asleep and Awake  The Crux

Machine learning predicts psychosis from subtle changes in word choices  Medgadget 

Neuroscience Study Explains Why We Go Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole  Inverse  

***HISTORY 

The gay first lady wrote love letters to her longtime partner  The Washington Post 

A Crispy, Salty, American History of Fast Food Smithsonian  

***POLITICS

How White Politicians Can Talk About Race  NPR  

Knitting Site Bans the Support of Donald Trump  The Cut

Study: Americans have little understanding of their political adversaries   The Atlantic

***HIGHER ED 

Audit says CSU stashed away $1.5 billion and raised tuition 10 News  

What It’s Like When Your College Shuts Down  The Atlantic

Soaring college costs crushed millennials once, and their kids are next NJ.com

University President Orders Lady Gaga taken down: Explanation angers many on campus Inside Higher Ed

Tools to fix your noisy video chats, send emails with confidence and improve your newsletters   Poynter

With skills mapping, colleges create a 'universal language' to explain value Ed Dive

Designing Meaningful and Measurable Outcomes: A First Step in Backwards Design Faculty Focus

How cut-rate SoBe hostel launched Jerry Falwell Jr. ‘pool boy’ saga, naked picture hunt   Miami Herald  

Taylor University president resigns after hosting VP Pence as commencement speaker  Religious News Service

***TEACHING

Professor requires his students to check in for class on a new app he developed Inside Higher Ed 

Teaching without Talking  Faculty Focus

What Grades Mean  New York Times

***STUDENT LIFE

Our Top 6 Pieces of Career Wisdom for New Grads (and Everyone Else Too)  First Round Review

Students Provide Guides For Paying For College  NPR

How Dorm Rooms Can Affect Grades  Inside Higher Ed

Study: More than 40% of young people ditch deodorant  Fox 43

9 College Hashtags That Every Student Should Follow  Study Breaks

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Things I Have Suffered While a Visiting Assistant Professor in Central Maine

Professor sues Wesleyan U, saying it failed to act against students who falsely called him a "sexual predator" for two years  Inside Higher Ed

 

Articles of Interest - Week of June 18

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Facebook Announces Plans To Launch Cryptocurrency Called Libra NPR

An Animated Ranking Of The Most Popular Social Media Networks Since 2003   Digg

Fortnite Eclipses Facebook, Instagram as Tweens' Preferred Social Platform: Study Hollywood Reporter

Brands Push Back On Partnering With Social Media Influencers  NPR

The rise of the computer-generated influencer on social media  New York Times 

Sudan and the Instagram Tragedy Hustle The Atlantic

***MOBILE 

How to save text messages on your iphone  Wired

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster  New York Times

A Duke study recorded thousands of students’ faces. Now they’re being used all over the world Duke Chronicle

A license plate scanning company was hacked, and now thousands of images of drivers are on the dark web  Vice

Why airport facial recognition raises privacy concerns  Washington Post

U.S. Reportedly Trying To Implant Malware That Could Sabotage Russia's Electrical Grid  NPR

***INTERNET

Dropbox Just Announced a Major Redesign That You're Going to Love, Until You Realize it Has A Fatal Flaw Inc.

How to Get Past Paywalls in Chrome's Incognito Mode  Life Hacker 

***BIG DATA & AI 

AI can tell when actors are kissing—and maybe when you are, too  MIT Technology Review  

The Problem with Quantum Computers  Scientific American  

How To Run a Hive Script on an AWS Hadoop Cluster  Virtualization Review 

A guide to some of the key terms associated with the technology, an increasingly useful tool for businesses that improves as it crunches more data  Fortune  

***JOURNALISM

The news and information that U.S. adults actually read doesn't always match up with the topics they claim they want covered more  Axios

How we Helped our Reporters Learn to Love Spreadsheets  New York Times

Dan Rather’s single biggest secret for interviewing powerful people  Vox

The New York Times has a course to teach its reporters data skills, and now they’ve open-sourced it Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA 

“Tying together two rocks doesn’t make them float”: Why newspapers are facing the end of scale Digital Publishing News 

Audiobooks are no longer exempt from the broader shifts in the podcast world  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS

A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook CNN

Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn ABC News

Adobe has an ambitious plan to help the public spot fake images Fast Company  

About three-quarters of Americans favor steps to restrict altered videos and images Pew Research Center

***WRITING & READING

Are Colleges Friendly to Fantasy Writers? It’s Complicated  Wired 

List Of All Emojis!   

***LANGUAGE

Language wars: the 19 greatest linguistic spats of all time The Guardian

UVA Scientists Use Machine Learning to Improve Gut Disease Diagnosis University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science 

***PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism – What can curb the scourge?  University World News 

Senior Chinese law researcher target of PhD plagiarism claims  South China Morning Post

***LITERATURE

A Very Happy 50th Birthday To 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'  NPR  

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen  CNN 

***POETRY

Review of Campbell McGrath’s New and Selected Poems  The New York Times

Sanderson Dean’s ‘Stark Raving Dad’ turns frazzled parenting into poetry  Mercury News 

With his translation of some of the best works by legendary poet Sachal Sarmast, Ghaffar has once again, outdone himself   The News Sunday

This 13-year-old is teaching people about climate change through poetry  CBC  

Human factor behind integrating technology into learning  University World News  

A poet-to-poet perspective on the life and works of St. Francis Assisi  Angelus News 

Food Poetry Walk  Greenfield Recorder 

***GENDER   

This Picture Featuring 15 Tech Men And 2 Women Looked Doctored: The Women Were Photoshopped In

BuzzFeed News 

Eight women who achieved personal or professional milestones after the age of 50  Washington Post 

All-Women Sailing Crew Raises Awareness of Plastic Pollution TIME

Female Historians Try to End the I-Didn’t-Know-Any-Women Excuse for Men-Only Panels  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Gender Stereotypes Banned in British Advertising  New York Times

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

 'Avengers,' But Make It Without Women, Or Men Hugging, Or Levity In General    NPR

The disturbing return of scientific racism  Wired

Documentary About Charleston Church Shooting Explores Forgiveness  NPR

Looking Under the Hood: 14 Years Photographing White Power The Daily Beast  

Key findings about U.S. immigrants  Pew Research Center

***FREE SPEECH

Is offering assistance to illegal immigrants a protected religious practice?  Economist

The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York PC Mag

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Texas court says photographer has no recourse against university copyright infringement  Houston Chronicle

Genius accuses Google of copying its lyrics data (updated) Apostrophes were reportedly the telltale clues Engadget  

Twitter user banned, claims “viewpoint discrimination”: Court disagrees  Technology & Marketing Law Blog

***RELIGION

Atheists & Agnostics Also Frequently Believe in the Supernatural, a New Study Shows  Open Culture

Died: Lloyd John Ogilvie, Celebrated Preacher and Senate Chaplain  Christianity Today 

The Southern Baptists are beset by two related fiascos  Economist 

Ex-pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing $800,000 from Texas megachurch  ABC-13

Tennessee preacher-cop calls for execution of LGBTQ people  CNN

Man Runs Into Riverside Church And Allegedly Says He’s Going To Shoot Everybody  CBS-LA  

Church-state group complains: 18 players baptized at school football field  AL.com

How Should Christians Have Sex? (opinion)  New York Times

***GOOD NEWS

This Guy Offered "Free Dad Hugs" At A Pride Parade And People Really Needed Them   BuzzFeed News

He is a stylist to Hollywood stars: But his most personal work is giving cuts to the homeless Washington Post 

This carpenter builds crutches for kids: Now it’s his turn to walk  National Geographic  

Calgary Couple uses shopping spree win to stock up groceries for Calgary Food Bank  Social Sharing  CBA

Teen boys save woman's life: Four teenage boys save 90-year-old Oklahoma woman from burning house  CBS News 

***REALLY?! 

Alcohol is now being marketed as a ‘wellness’ drink  New York Post 

Have You Seen The Hot Cheetos And Forever 21 Collab?  Essence 

Florida social media coordinator paid in hot dogs  The Take Out  

A Honda lawnmower is now the fastest in the world, hitting 100 mph in 6 seconds  CNN

Taiwan Is in the Clutches of a Claw Machine Craze Atlas Obscura

***ART & DESIGN

Frida Kahlo's only known voice recording possibly found in Mexico  The Guardian 

The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Are Breathtaking  Digg

Women Who Draw: Explore an Open Directory That Showcases the Work of 5,000+ Female Illustrators Open Culture  

Highways and Rivers Form Capillaries on Anatomical Paper Organs by Katrin Rodegast This is Colossel

***FREELANCING 

Narrative nonfiction on the intersection of culture and politics  Catapult Story

Writing packages  Medium's Blop Culture magazine  Medium

Story ideas on culture, books, music, film & beyond  Bitch Media

***SOCIAL ISSUES

Thorn uses Amazon-powered AI to save minors from sex trafficking  Quartz

Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong New York Times

***IMMIGRATION  

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.  Pew Research Center

Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Still  TIME 

In nearly 100-degree heat, migrants still packed outside in camp at international bridge USA Today

The U.S. Wants Visa Applicants' Social-Media Handles  The Atlantic

***ENVIRONMENT

The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice  Wired

The global plastic problem is even bigger than you think  Axios

The Brilliant Colors of the Great Barrier Revealed in a Historic Illustrated Book from 1893  Open Culture

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Boundaries   Becoming (my blog)

***HEALTH

Two-hour ‘dose’ of nature significantly boosts health – study  The Guardian

The association between quality measures of medical university press releases and their corresponding news stories—Important information missing PLOS

Am I Sleeping Too Much?  GQ

Marijuana Damages Young Brains (opinion) The New York Times

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide Associated Press

***MEDICAL RESEARCH

Scientists may soon be able to make a universal blood type Sillicon Republic

Meta-Research: A comprehensive review of randomized clinical trials in three medical journals reveals 396 medical reversals  eLife 

UVA Scientists Use Machine Learning to Improve Gut Disease Diagnosis  University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science 

***TRAVEL

Yes, an Epic Around-the-World Train Trip Actually Exists  Afar  

20 of the world's most beautiful Buddhist temples National Geographic

The (New) Great American Road Trip: Where Else to Stop in All 50 States  InsideHook

***FOOD

Why Food Reformers Have Mixed Feelings About Eco-Labels  NPR

Five Myths about Fast Food  Washington Post 

Realistic Ceramic Sculptures of Decadent Desserts Examine Our Culturally Complex Relationship With Food  This is Colossal

***FAMILY

Ancestry and other DNA-testing companies are bringing old family secrets to light: These friends are now dealing with the truth about their fathers Huffington Post

How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids Flowing Data

***ANIMALS 

Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes  NPR  

This Guy Offered "Free Dad Hugs" At A Pride Parade And People Really Needed Them People fell into his arms crying Buzzfeed News

An Everyday Ritual Becomes a Zoological Tour with a Japanese Company’s Animal Tea Bags This is Colossal

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales  Associated Press

***SCIENCE

Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe  Wired

Science is often poorly communicated. Researchers can fight back  Vox

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Adolescents' Tech Addiction Is A Growing Problem, Therapists Say  NPR

No, You’re Not Addicted to Social Media  Undark

***CHINA 

In China, What 's The Attitude On The Street About The U.S.? Economist

How the trade war with China could crush California’s $2.7 trillion economy CNBC

***ETHICS

Ethics in Scientific Research: An Examination of Ethical Principles and Emerging Topics  RAND  

Deep ethics: The long-term quest to decide right from wrong  BBC

***RESEARCH 

Mexico Backs Down on Researcher Travel  Inside Higher Ed Rules  

Peer review is not just quality control, it is part of the social infrastructure of research  The London School of Economics & Political Science  

How a Single Paper Affects the Impact Factor: Implications for Scholarly Publishing  Arvix  

The troubles of high-profile open access megajournals  SpringerLink

***HIGHER ED

Trump administration seeks overhaul of federal standards for college accreditors  Inside Higher Ed

Private Nonprofit College Closures, 2016-Present  Inside Higher Ed

University suspends library director over controversial photo display  National Coalition Against Censorship

AAUP votes to censure or sanction three institutions at its annual meeting  Inside Higher Ed

Liberty University cuts divinity faculty  Inside Higher Ed

Liberty grad arrested for statutory rape  Christian Post 

***TEACHING

We Don’t Trust Course Evaluations, but Are Peer Observations of Teaching Much Better?  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Diversity as a Course Requirement  Inside Higher Ed 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

The Professor and the Adjunct The New Yorker

Appeals court reinstates a long-standing tenure denial case brought by a black law professor against a predominantly black university  Inside Higher Ed

***STUDENT LIFE

12 years after starting college, white men have paid off 44% of their student loans, while black women owe 13% more  Market Watch

A brief history of cheating at video games  Engadget

What the ideal president looks like to Millennials  YouGov

***STUDENT MEDIA  

A Student Is Expelled After Multiple Sexual-Assault Accusations. Could the University Have Stopped Him Sooner?  Chronicle of Higher Education

Kentucky university student newspaper struggles after loss of adviser and funding for student stipends  Student Press Law Center

 

Articles of Interest - June 10

***JOURNALISM

“You put that many people together from so many backgrounds, of course they’re going to start chasing each other with machetes”  Columbia Journalism Review

What to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Crowdsourcing Project Propublica

Rural teens seek (but rarely find) themselves in local news coverage Reynold’s Journalism Institute  

Redacted briefs before Supreme Court violate First Amendment (opinion)  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press  

The value of bias in a quest for inclusive journalism RTDNA

**THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Micropayments-for-news pioneer Blendle is pivoting from micropayments Harvard’s Nieman Lab

These Reporters Lost Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back Against Big Tech BuzzFeed News

 Five futures for journalism  Salon

Sobering reality for news outlets: Your readers are somewhere else 99% of the time  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says New York Times  

That “$4.7 billion” number for how much money Google makes off the news industry? It’s imaginary Harvard’s Nieman Lab

How the Star Tribune became the most successful metro paper in America — a decade after going broke  Traffic

***FAKE NEWS 

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians Associated Press

Congress to investigate deepfakes as doctored Pelosi video causes stir CNN

The Real Problem With Fake News  The Atlantic

The one Weird Trick will help you spot Clickbait  TED 

To detect fake news, this AI first learned to write it  Tech Crunch 

***TECHNOLOGY

When Grown-Ups Get Caught in Teens’ AirDrop Crossfire The Atlantic  

Machine Learning Experts Have Found A Way To Edit Videos Of People Saying Words They've Never Said  Digg 

Why Is It So Hard to Solve Problems with Technology? Scholarly Kitchen

***BIG DATA & AI 

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

How do neural networks see depth?  ZD Net

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Pizza Place In California Wants Patrons To Put Away Their Cellphones  NPR

Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News ArsTechnica 

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ has Instagram influencers flocking to the site of the disaster  BGR

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems: The Results Are Alarming Ed Week

How to stop robocalls—or at least slow them down  Wired

Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the internet to help solve crimes The Conversation

CBP says traveler photos and license plate images stolen in data breach Tech Crunch

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

The Danger of Love  Becoming (my blog)

Work-Life Balance Is a Myth: Do This Instead  TIME

Be a Better Conversationalist by 'Supporting' Instead of 'Shifting'  Life Hacker

***WRITING & READING

13 methods for achieving your writing goals  PR Daily

Why Writing Better Will Make You a Better Person  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How I Taught My Kid to Read  The Atlantic

***LITERATURE

Dispute Arises Over ‘No-No Boy,’ a Classic of Asian-American Literature With a Complex History  New York Times 

10 Facts About Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!  Mental Floss

***POETRY

How poetry influenced scientists  Cosmos Magazine

Jim Harrison’s Essential Poetry  National Review

The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson review — a superb study of Coleridge and Wordsworth The Times

When Poets Pray  Presbyterian Outlook

Poetry and the Art of Minimalism  Thrive Global

How Instagram Could Stifle a New Generation of Poets Ozy

There's a Poem for Every Reader (sub. req’ed)  Wall Street Journal

For Poet Billy Collins, the Vineyard Is an Entrancing Isle Vineyard Gazette

***GENDER   

Gender disparity still exists in authorship of academic medical research especially in the last author position  JAMA 

Bias in Science Hiring: New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences Inside Higher Ed

Women in Animated Films Make Up Only 17% of Lead Characters  The Wrap

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

Racial and gender biases plague postdoc hiring  Science Mag

Inside an all-white town’s divisive experiment with cryptocurrency Wired

A new podcast amplifies Asian American stories  Columbia Journalism Review

***FREE SPEECH

Texas becomes 17th state to enact campus free speech legislation The FIRE

Alabama governor signs campus free speech bill into law  The Hill

***LEGAL ISSUES  

Sorry, but you can’t copyright a meme  The Next Web

Court: Arresting A Driver For Shouting 'Fuck You' Out The Window At A Nearby State Trooper Is Unconstitutional  Tech Dirt

InfoWars Pays $15K to Settle 'Pepe the Frog' Copyright Lawsuit  Hollywood Reporter

 ***RELIGION

Amber Scorah On Losing Her Faith, And Her Son, In 'Leaving The Witness'  NPR

Southern Baptists discuss whether one woman can preach AL.com

Evangelicals opening to science-friendly “process” theology, says Thomas Jay Oord  Vancouver Sun

Univision, sued for news story about Evangelical Church Miami Herald

Former Liberty University professor convicted of child sex solicitation News Advance

Her Evangelical Megachurch Was Her World. Then Her Daughter Said She Was Molested by a Minister New York Times

***GOOD NEWS

97-year-old vet with the 101st parachutes again over Normandy Clarksville Now   

Woman given just 3 days to live at birth graduates from college — with honors The Week

Formerly homeless man readmitted to University of Texas after leaving school in 1975  NBC News

Indiana teacher takes students' drawings and turns them into stuffed animals  The Week

He checked on elderly resident, fed neighborhood cats and gave hugs to people going through hard times  BuzzFeed News

***REALLY?!

Grocer designed embarrassing plastic bags to shame shoppers into bringing reusable ones: Plan Backfires BongBong

The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews Hustle

***MUSIC 

Learning to Love the Music You Hate  Topic

The sociology of country music lyrics  Economist

***FILM

Watch 3,000 Films Free Online from the National Film Board of Canada Open Culture

The Films that Defined Generation X BBC

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Mobile Internet Usage Reaches 800 Hours A Year Media Post

America's rural radio stations are vanishing – and taking the country's soul with them The Guardian

What Loosening Restrictions On Radio Consolidation Could Do, And What It Already Has  NPR

Longtime TV weatherman off air since slamming station's code red 'corporate initiative' during broadcast  Newsweek

***JOBS

You’re probably answering these 5 common interview questions wrong Fast Company

Career advice for TV Journalists  Twitter

Three men who all told very different lies on their resumes (and still got the job) Mel Magazine

***FREELANCING 

Personal essays and reported features on the integral role pets play in millennials' lives Bustle 

The Sierra Club is looking for new environmental writers

Food pitches  Topic magazine  

Pitches for an upcoming “Books & Authors" issue  High Country News   

Writers and photographers to produce Portland-based neighborhood guides Portland in Color and Travel Portland

Freelance pitches  Medium's new publication for women of color

Freelance games writer  Radar

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities Associated Press

Americans’ views flipped on gay rights. How did minds change so quickly?  Washington Post

Better Schools Won’t Fix America (opinion)  The Atlantic

***SOCIAL ISSUES: ABORTION

5 facts about the abortion debate in America  Pew Research Center

In Alabama where lawmakers banned abortion for rape victims—rapists' parental rights are protected Washington Post  

A majority of Americans think abortion will still be legal in 30 years, but with some restrictions  Pew Research Center

***IMMIGRATION

3 myths about Mexico and migration, debunked  CNN

Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons, Doctors Say   New York Times

Not content with merely providing unsanitary conditions for border detainees, CBP decides to poison the entire El Paso area  Washington Examiner

Georgia professor’s immigration comments cause stir on social media AJC

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

More Americans Are Living Solo, and Companies Want Their Business Wall Street Journal

The weakness of online consumer reviews  The Week

***ENVIRONMENT

Art from invasive species creates conversations about conservation  MPR News   

Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska Wreaks Havoc on Communities and Ecosystems  Smithsonian 

More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding NPR

Amazon Rainforest Deforestation in Brazil on the Rise for Years  Bloomberg

***HEALTH

How Early Trauma Can Shape The Brain's Response To Pain  NPR 

A new study of how spin in coverage of medical studies affects perceptions BMC Medicine

How Safe is Sunscreen?  New York Times

If You Can Do This Many Pushups in a Row, Harvard Scientists Say Your Risk of Heart Attack Is Over 30 Times Less  Inc.

How old are your organs? To scientists’ surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells Salk Institute for Biological Studies 

Apple's 'noise' app Buzzes your wrist whenever you're in a loud environment  Wired

Don’t trust advice from streaming ‘health’ films, experts say New York Post

More evidence that autism is linked to gut bacteria Economist

***TRAVEL

136 Maps Reveal Where Tourists & Locals Take Photos in Major Cities Across the Globe Open Culture

Forget the Bahamas. China's cruises are where it's at  Wired

***FOOD

A slick video with claims about artificial food spreads online even though some of the claims are fake  CNN

The Majic of Japan’s Convenience Store  BBC

***IMMIGRATION 

Trump Administration Cancels English Classes Soccer Legal Air for Unaccompanied Child Migrants in US Shelters  Washington Post

Taking on the system: 'Dreamers' are getting law degrees Associated Press

American Bar Association Says Immigration Courts Are 'On The Brink Of Collapse'  NPR

***ANIMALS 

A New Photo Book Documents the Wonderful Homemade Cat Ladders of Switzerland Open Culture

Prison Dogs Of Angola New York Times

Ogden restaurant won’t allow service dogs; customers upset Fox-13

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests Associated Press

Bees can link symbols to numbers: study  RMIT University

How to Get Your Neighbor’s Dog to Stop Barking Incessantly Life Hacker

***SCIENCE 

Physicists see a quantum leap, halt it, and reverse it Wired

Share your science with a story  Science Mag

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Human Brains Are Sensitive To Musical Pitch, Unlike Those Of Monkeys  NPR 

The Men’s Mental Health Double-Bind  Psychology Today

***NEUROSCIENCE  

How Did You Learn to Type?  Life Hacker

How the brain changes when mastering a new skill Science Daily

***PRODUCTIVITY

How Did You Learn to Type?  Life Hacker

I've been working from home for 9 years — here are my best productivity hacks  Business Insider

***HISTORY

The Roads of Ancient Rome Visualized in the Style of Modern Subway Maps Open Culture

Marie Curie Became the First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize, the First Person to Win Twice, and the Only Person in History to Win in Two Different Sciences Open Culture

***RESEARCH 

Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography  Chronicle of Higher Education 

If the journal accepts the manuscript with only minor suggestions for improvement, authors then withdraw the paper and aim for a higher–impact factor journal The-Scientist

Exposing Hidden Defects in Citation Statistics and Journal Impact Factors  Clarivate Analytics

Knowledge and attitudes among life scientists towards reproducibility within journal articles  Bio Rxix 

After outcry, USDA will no longer require scientists to label research ‘preliminary  Washington Post

***HIGHER ED

Bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profiling  CNN

Study: College degree a good investment, despite cost  KSNT 

Oral Roberts University pays $300K in recruiting settlement  Associated Press 

Jerry Falwell Jr. Deletes Crude Tweet over Prayer Over Trump at Church  Christian News

Louisville's Southern Baptist seminary rejects call to make slavery reparations Courier Journal

Psychology and Christianity intersect at new Houston Baptist University institute Houston Chronicle

***TEACHING 

How to Make the Best of Bad Course Evaluations  Chronicle of Higher Education

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Newspapers thrown away at two universities following publication of controversial articles  Student Press Law Center

Civil Liberties Watchdog accuses Rutgers of using unconstitutional process to found student press  Inside Higher Ed 

***STUDENT LIFE

An astounding number of American college students are going hungry or homeless Business Insider

After Restraint And Seclusion, Students With Disabilities Pay An Emotional Toll  NPR

***ACADEMIC LIFE  

Sexual harassment, misconduct behind medicine professor’s dismissal Stanford Daily

A warning from the academic underground of adjuncts and contingent faculty Science Magazine

 

 

Articles of Interest - June 3

***TECHNOLOGY

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

***BIG DATA & AI 

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

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA  

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  

***WRITING & READING

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  

***LANGUAGE

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 

***LITERATURE

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   

***POETRY

‘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

***POETS

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  

***GENDER   

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.

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

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

***LEGAL ISSUES 

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

 ***GAMES & SPORTS

What online chess taught one teen about digital life  Wired  

Facing the ubiquity of fortnite in our kids' lives  Wired  

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

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

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

Old politicians flock to new film media  Axios 

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

***RELIGION

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

***RELIGION & MONEY 

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   

***POLITICS

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

***GOOD NEWS 

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  

***REALLY?!

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 

***MUSIC 

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

Generative music apps let your phone write songs for you  Wired   

***FILM

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

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Video measurement standard inches closer to reality  Axios   

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

***JOURNALISM

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

***FAKE NEWS 

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  

***STUDENT MEDIA  

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  NJ.com

***JOBS

How to quit your job on your terms  Poynter 

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

***FREELANCING

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

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT  

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

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Key findings about U.S. immigrants  Pew Research Center

Birth Control Still Tops List of Morally Acceptable Issues  Gallup

***BORDER ISSUES

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  

***HEALTH

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

***VACCINES

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

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

***TRAVEL

There Are Two Types of Airport People  The Atlantic

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

***FOOD

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 

***FAMILY

Does Having Divorced Parents Affect Your Marriage?  The Atlantic

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

***CHILDREN 

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 

***ANIMALS  

Octopuses' Big Brains And Unique Behavior Spur Basic Research  NPR

***NEUROSCIENCE  

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

The Crucial Role of Brain Simulation in Future Neuroscience  Singularity Hub

***PHILOSOPHY

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

***PRODUCTIVITY

10 Productivity Hacks From  Wired 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Measure Up  Becoming (my blog)

Why compassion fades  Big Think 

***HIGHER ED 

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 

***LIBERAL ARTS 

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  

***TEACHING 

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

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

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

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

Articles of Interest - May 27

***BIG DATA & AI 

The “spooky” quantum world and how the promise of quantum computers may unravel some of the secrets of the universe (video)  ColdFusion

A result never before achieved: the random number generator at the NIST in Boulder relies on counterintuitive quantum behavior  Daily Jstor

Nine investigations that used satellite imagery  Global Investigative Journalism Network

Seven of the best available Python libraries  Tapscape

A primer on PySpark for data science  Toward Data Science

AI learns to write headlines (but not this one)   Axios

Google unveiled an AI system that demonstrated a remarkable talent for seeing through lung cancer’s disguises  Stat News 

***FACIAL RECOGNITION

Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point  Wired

This Neural Net Can Make A Moving, Talking Face Out Of A Single Still Image (video)  Egor Zakharov

***TECHNOLOGY

Young people and their phones are shaking up banking  Economist

Amazon Is Working on a Device That Can Read Human Emotions  Bloomberg

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Twitter Is Showing More Ads, And People Are Seeing Lots Of Weird Crap As A Result  BuzzFeed News

The Kids Use TikTok Now Because Data-Mined Videos Are So Much Fun   Bloomberg

The Chinese company that bought Grindr wasn't supposed to let Chinese engineers access Americans' data -- but it did   BongBong

CrossFit Deletes Its Facebook Account, Denounces “Utopian Socialists”  Front Office Sports

***INSTAGRAM

10 cliché Instagram posts you'll definitely see this summer  Mashable 

Instagram’s IGTV adds support for horizontal videos — but still no ads  Digiday

Instagram Ruined Travel. A New Generation Of Influencers Is Trying To Fix It  Refinery29

***SNAPCHAT

Snapchat looks to mirror TikTok and Instagram Stories with new in-app music  Axios

How to Use Snapchat’s Gender Swap Filter Everyone’s Talking About  iPhone Hacks

***YOUTUBE

Your Kid Wants to Be a YouTuber? There’s a Camp for That  Wall Street Journal

The tricky task of policing YouTube  Economist

***FAKE NEWS

Moms are going undercover to fight fake autism cures in private Facebook groups  NBC News

Fake News Spreads ‘Farther, Faster, Deeper’ Than Truth, Study Finds  Washington Post 

Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B  Associated Press

Deepfakes are getting better—but they’re still easy to spot  ArsTechnica 

***JOURNALISM

In thoughtful interview, Stephen Colbert and Howard Stern talk about what makes a thoughtful interview  AV Club

Why local foundations are putting their money behind a rural journalism collaborative  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

NYT editor predicts most local newspapers will 'die in the next five years'  The Hill

Why I disappeared from WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi  Medium 

GateHouse Media lays off journalists across the country  Poynter 

The Boston Globe is the first local newspaper to have more digital subscribers than print   Harvard’s Nieman Lab

How The Guardian is looking to boost reader donations in the US  Digiday

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

Explore your Passion without Pressure  Becoming (my blog)

***WRITING & READING

Here’s Why Authors All Tweet An Ugly Screenshot From The Same Websites  BuzzFeed News

Print writers turn to television for the big bucks  Axios

Debut novel by poet Ocean Vuong picked by booksellers as June Indie #1  Bookweb

Can reading really improve your mental health?  BBC 

Imitation in literature: inspiration or plagiarism? Oxford University Press Blog 

Improve Your Content Strategy with These 4 Proofreading Tools  Business2community 

***PLAGIARISM

How A Software Engineer's Attempt To Make A Crossword Puzzle Exposed A Whole Plagiarism Scandal  Digg 

Studiosity creates new tool targeting accidental plagiarism  The Pie News

***LITERATURE

Fav phrases from literature immortalized as book quote tattoos  My Modern Met  

Anne Frank: the real story of the girl behind the diary  The Guardian

Korean folktales as protest literature  Korean Times 

Poop, realism and Ghibli: Enter the world of children's  literature  Japan Times

***POETRY

I Grew Up In A Fundamentalist Evangelical Community. How I "Rewired" My Brain With Poetry Bustle 

‘I courted poetry early in life’  The Nation

U.S. teen poets find no rhyme or reason to climate peril  Reuters 

“The Spiral Labyrinth,” a Poetry-Sound Collaboration (audio)  Orion Magazine

World War I Poetry (podcast)  Inside Higher Ed

The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson review – when Coleridge met the Wordsworths  The Guardian

Can you write a photo into a haiku into a song?  Chicago Tribune  

***POETRY OUTSIDE THE U.S.

In Israel, There Are Poetry Slams For The Deaf  Forward 

Political poetry has dramatic impact at Dawn Raids art exhibition  Asia Pacific Report

Hundreds of Chinese poets compete using trade war as the backdrop  Global Times 

***POETS

The Bittersweet Poetry of “Lima :: Limón”  New Yorker

The Life of Forgotten Poet Letitia Elizabeth Landon  Jstor 

Review: Authors spotlight 41 of state's notable poets  The Advocate   

Poet Gregory Orr Has Been Teaching ‘How to Save Your Life’ for Four Decades  University of Virginia 

Journalist-poet Villanueva writes and delights  Manila Standard 

Poetic Influencer: Marilynn Montaño  OC Weekly

How Walt Whitman’s Decade In Washington Changed His Life — And His Poetry  WAMU

***GENDER    

Warmer Offices Are Better for Women  The Atlantic

My Rapist Apologized  New York Times

Struggling with style Modern dress codes are easier for men than for women  Economist  

How China forged self-made female billionaires   Economist  

New Web Project Immortalizes the Overlooked Women Who Helped Create Rock and Roll in the 1950s  Open Culture

Women’s Issues within political party platforms  Pudding 

News outlets post way more pictures of men than women to Facebook  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

These hidden women helped invent chaos theory  Wired 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

Connectivity drives the Asian American consumer journey Nielson

 Race plays an ever-more important role in voting  Economist

How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist  CNN

Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population  Pew Research

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest  Associated Press 

***LEGAL ISSUES  

CBS Sued Over 'Andy Griffith Show' Theme Song  Hollywood Reporter

Youtubers and record labels are fighting over copyright and record labels keep winning  The Verge

***CRIME 

Philly judge stuns wrongly convicted juvenile lifer by setting him free after 21 years in prison  Philly

Muggings are so common, Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings  Associated Press

How The For-Profit Prison Industry Keeps 460,000 Innocent People in Jail Every Day   GQ

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Google stored some passwords in plain text for fourteen years  The Verge

How creepy is your smart speaker?  Economist

U.S. May Blacklist Chinese Surveillance Firm, 'New York Times' Reports  NPR  

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes  PBS NewsHour 

All the ways google tracks you—and how to stop it  Wired 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

How to Speed Up or Slow Down Any HTML5 Video  LifeHacker

***RELIGION

White Evangelicals Are the Most Islamophobic Americans, Poll Shows  Newsweek

Study: Belief in the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Does Not Turn People into Successful Entrepreneurs  Baylor

Police are investigating a Megachurch founder accused of hiring a hitman  Relevant Magazine 

Owners of a Noah's Ark replica file a lawsuit over rain damage  CNN

The Day Christian Fundamentalism Was Born  The New York Times  

The history of China’s Muslims and what’s behind their persecution  The Conversation 

Lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are less religious than straight adults by traditional measures  Pew Research Center

***SOUTHERN BAPTISTS

Southern Baptists Down to Lowest Membership Numbers in 30 Years  Christianity Today  

Only Half of Kids Raised Southern Baptist Stay Southern Baptist Christianity Today

***RELIGION & YOUTH 

Millennial evangelicals more likely to attend church weekly than older generations, poll finds  Christian Post 

Study: 10% of young Christians say they’ve left a church because they felt it didn’t take sex abuse seriously enough  Christian Headlines

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Steve Bannon’s Academy for the Judaeo-Christian West  Economist

The Debate Grows Over What Religious Freedom Means  NPR

***GOOD NEWS

Man graduates with nursing degree from same university where he started as a janitor  ABC News

Rainbow Village: an entire community in Taiwan is hand-painted by a single man  This is Colossal 

Teenager pushes double-amputee home in wheelchair during storm warning  WBAY

Minnesota woman donates kidney to man who helped rescue her daughter  KARE-11

Homeless high school student becomes valedictorian, gets 50 college scholarships: ‘never let your current situation...be a mountain that you can’t climb’  Newsweek

Classmates work together to help friend see color for the 1st time  WLWT

***ART & DESIGN

Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with street stall  CNN

Typography 2020: A special listicle for America  Practical Typography 

Thirty years ago a show in Paris set out to redraw the art world  Economist

The Art of Doodling  The Paris Review

Meteorological Data Visualized as Mixed Media Sculptures by Nathalie Miebach  This is Colossal

***MUSIC 

How Computers Ruined Rock Music  Rick Beato

The Lives of John Coltrane & Billie Holiday Are Now Told in Two Graphic Novels  Open Culture

Sing My Name If your name is Baby, then seemingly every song is about you. But what if your name isn’t Baby?  Pudding

***FILM 

Rotten Tomatoes will start verifying ticket purchases for audience reviews Tech Crunch

***FREELANCING/CONTESTS  

Are You Ready to Go Freelance?  Harvard Business Review

Freelance writing submissions  Paperback Literary Journal

‘How to' and listicle type pieces  AdWeek

Freelance writing ideas  SELF magazine  

The Future Is Black Female essay competition to win $1,000  Future Black Female

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Rockefeller University Admits Decades Of Sexual Abuse Complaints Against Children’s Doctor Reginald Archibald  BuzzFeed News 

Mississippi lawmaker was drunk when he ‘punched’ his wife in the face over sex Sun Herald

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

The Mexican-American population is shrinking  Economist

Key facts about Asian origin groups in the U.S.  Pew Research Center

U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago  Pew Research Center 

Visualizing Poverty Across America  Daily Infographic  

***POLITICS

What Is 'Milkshaking,' Britain's Latest Political Trend?  The Atlantic

So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence  Bloomberg

Trump administration bans CDC from saying 'diversity,' transgender,' 'fetus,' and more   Washington Post

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

Why Companies Are so Bad at Hiring  Medium 

The human brain can’t contend with the vastness of online shopping  The Atlantic  

How middle-age, middle-class moms are killing JCPenney and Kohl's  Washington Post

***ENVIRONMENT

Why Banning Plastic Grocery Bags Could Be A Bad Move  NPR

Washington becomes first state to legalize using dead bodies for compositing  CNN 

***HEALTH

Episiotomies are painful, risky and not routinely recommended  USA Today

No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early  New York Times  

***HEALTH TECHNOLOGY 

The techie obsession with sleep technology  Economist

CRISPR Used To Modify Viruses And Create New Weapon Against Superbugs  NPR 

Body shop 3D printers will make better implants  Economist

 ***DRUGS

The Many Health Benefits Of Meth  Pacific Standard

Fighting Fentanyl Washington Post 

***TRAVEL

How travelers can avoid common scams  Washington Post

Not all travel ‘hacks’ are good. Here are the ones to avoid  Seattle Times

Top Travel Destinations for US History Buffs  Travel Pulse

***SPORTS & GAMES 

Velocity is strangling baseball — and its grip keeps tightening  The Washington Post

Peru’s government wants its citizens to take up baseball  Economist

***FOOD

The Best Time of the Day to Drink Coffee Isn’t as Soon as You Wake Up  Mental Floss

A food craving is not our body’s way of signaling that it needs a certain nutrient  BBC  

***CHILDREN 

How to make social media safe for children  Economist

Top Baby Names for each State Social Security   Tweet String 

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening? New York Times

***ANIMALS 

Soldier reunited with puppy he saved from Syria   News Herald 

Dog Person? It May Be in Your Genes  The New York Times

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Former FBI Body Language Expert Explains The Body Language Cues That Actually Mean Something  Wired 

What Researchers learning about success from tracking preschoolers from the 1960s until today  NPR 

How Carl Jung Inspired the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous Open Culture

Problems with the American Association of Christian Counselors  The Throckmorton Blog 

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Scientists Find a Volume Knob for Emotional Memories  Wired   

Telepathy Is Real With The Help Of A Computer (video)  NPR  

***HISTORY 

Two decades of research let you take a fly-over of ancient Rome  Smart History 

Last American slave ship is discovered in Alabama  National Geographic  

Who really owns the past?  Aeon 

***RESEARCH  

The Rise of Junk Science Publications  The Walrus

This Is Easily the Best Correction in Science Publishing This Month  Gizimodo

Want to access the raw data behind an academic paper? Good luck  Pudding 

MIT professor accused of claiming others’ scientific discoveries as his own  Stat News

Taiwan considers double-blind peer review for grants  Nature 

Please avoid these reviewers' pet peeves!  NIH

Can Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media Drive Downloads, Citations?  Scholarly Kitchen  

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Institutions generally don't have provisions against professors dating students they just taught Inside Higher Ed 

It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her  New York Times

Rejecting the requirement to publish dissertations online  Inside Higher Ed

Emory University Fires 2 Neuroscientists Accused of Hiding Chinese Ties  TIME

Texas Professors Could Be Criminally Charged if They Don't Report Sexual Harassment or Assault (sub. req’d)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Pro-Trump hats worn by students blurred from high school yearbook  WPMT FOX43

When are student newspaper budget cuts unconstitutional? (podcasts)  Student Press Law Center 

***STUDENT LIFE 

Wealthy students disproportionately receive extra time on standardized tests  Axios

Study Finds More Low-Income Students Attending College  Inside Higher Ed

Oregon college student taking pictures dies after falling off side of mountain  NBC News

No sex please, we’re millennials  Economist 

When a college student is home for the summer  New York Times 

***HIGHER ED

“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better  Christensen Institute 

Administrators were shocked when the college was sued for discrimination  Inside Higher Ed

Rick Singer faked students’ CVs in college admission bribery scandal. He seems to have faked his own  Associated Press 

Professor says AU Cairo wronged him in canceling his chair after he resisted donor's demands  Inside Higher Ed

Is It Time to Abolish the SAT? (opinion)  Medium 

Baldwin Wallace University ends the school’s formal affiliation with the United Methodist Church  Baldwin Wallace University

Prosecutors subpoenaed records of 9 Chapman University students in admissions scandal  LA Times

Articles of Interest - May 20

***SOCIAL MEDIA  

Fears of social media manipulation rock the developing world   Axios  

Queen Elizabeth II Social Media Manager Job Salary and Description Harpers Bazaar  

10 facts about Americans and Facebook  Pew Research Center 

How to save a Tweet thread  Tools for Reporters 

***INSTAGRAM

Instagram killing another feature: Should I just quit?  SlashGear  

Instagram is killing Direct, its standalone Snapchat clone app, in the next several weeks TechCrunch 

Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed  Tech Crunch 

***SNAPCHAT 

#1 app YOLO Q&A is the Snapchat platform’s 1st hit  TechCrunch  

Snapchat has become a content creation tool for Instagram and Twitter users  The Verge

***FACEBOOK

Facebook Announces Restrictions To Its Live Feature  NPR  

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections in various countries  NBC News  

Facebook Releases a Trio of Maps to aid with Fighting Disease Outbreaks  TechCrunch 

***MOBILE 

How Ditching My Smartphone Let Me Recharge and Reconnect  Discover Magazine

Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist   Reuters

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked  Vice  

Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign  Wired  

All Four Major Wireless Carriers Hit With Lawsuits Over Sharing, Selling Location Data  Techdirt

iOS Users Locked Out Of Accounts As Google Confirms Security Vulnerability To Blame  Forbes

UCSD stonewalled attempts to notify women in an HIV research study that their confidential data was breached  iNewsSource 

Microsoft Updates Old System To Respond To New Threat  NPR  

Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete  CNBC 

***FACIAL RECOGNITION 

Face It, You're Being Watched (video)   Bloomberg 

Like It Or Not, Your Face Is In A Database  Digg 

 ***TECHNOLOGY 

San Francisco looks to ban use of facial recognition technologies by city agencies  PS Magazine

Experts Talk Best Practices For Facial Recognition Technology  NPR

Google’s AI can now translate your speech while keeping your voice  MIT Tech Review

***BIG DATA & AI 

Are p-values a gateway drug to dichotomous thinking? Or is it the other way round?  Replication Network

Google’s AI improves accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis, study shows  Stat News

A.I. Took a Test To Detect Lung Cancer; It got an A  New York Times 

Meet one of the data sciences (and former hoops player) working with the Philadelphia 76ers to improve the team’s on court strategy (video)  Bloomberg   

Salaries for data scientists begin to plateau and "It can be very hard for someone with a new degree in data science to find a data science position”  Tech Republic  

Which is the bigger threat: fake news generated by AI or fake news about AI?  PC Mag

AI that reads journal articles and highlights key findings could help researchers stay on top of the latest research—but the technology isn’t ready for prime time  Inside Higher Ed 

Deep learning could be the end of end to end encryption  Forbes 

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop  Vice

***INTERNET

The Best Free Apps and Software You're Not Already Using  Gizmodo 

Where The Algorithms Can’t Find You  FiveThirtyEight 

***JOURNALISM

The other conservative news network Trump keeps tweeting about, explained  Vox 

California journalists shield law one of the strongest in nation  San Francisco Chronicle

Study Finds US Journalism Is Becoming More Subjective  Courthouse News 

Audit suggests Google favors a small number of major news outlets  Columbia Journalism Review

The cable network that is Foxier than Fox -- and that Trump is promoting  CNN

Bad news, Journalists: Robots are writing really good headlines now  The Next Web

Reporter shot and killed in Mexican tourist resort  Reuters 

Journalism schools need to focus on data, local news, social media and business models StoryBench 

Advice for military veterans in journalism  Twitter 

The power of journalism collaboration is also the power of inclusion — here’s how to harness it Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Don't 'Fact Vomit:' 'Write Like You Talk'  RTDNA

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Should a Colorado library publish local news?  Columbia Journalism Review

Gannett shareholders reject efforts to push the country’s biggest newspaper chain to sell itself  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

***FAKE NEWS 

Poynter’s list of 515 ‘unreliable’ sites was itself unreliable: Why did Poynter fail to contact websites or list creators?  iMedia Ethics 

'Fake News' Is a Really Dangerous Excuse for Censorship  Reason 

Finnish kids are better at spotting fake news than Americans  Quartz

When The New York Times Got Duped into Publishing "The Lexicon of Grunge" in 1992  Open Culture 

Finland is winning the war on fake news  CNN

***SCAMS   

Virtual kidnappings are rattling families across the US  CNN  

US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based 'miracle cure' The Guardian  

Trump supporters who donated to GoFundMe wall now worry they got scammed  Salon  

Heiress allegedly faked lavish, star-studded wedding for attention  New York Post

 ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Clever or Pleasant  Becoming (my blog)

Howard Stern’s new Self-awareness  Hollywood Reporter 

Stop trying to ‘find’ meaningful work (and create it instead)  Fast Company

Breaking My Own Silence: Power is the confidence to speak for yourself  New York Times

***WRITING & READING 

Your Complete Guide to Popular Literary Devices in Great  Book Riot Writing  

How to answer when someone asks how you’ll make money as a writer  Slate

***LITERATURE 

The story of Ernest Hemingway’s $187,000 magazine expenses claim  Columbia Journalism Review 

Jia Zhangke Begins Shooting Documentary About Chinese Literature  Hollywood Reporter

***POETRY

Who needs poetry? We all do – and we need it now  The Guardian

New website uses AI to generate stories, articles and poetry  Critical Hit

A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s ... pretty good  Vox 

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry  Cleveland Scene  

Finding Your Inner Poet  The Nerd Daily  

When giving advice to graduates, I turn to  Chicago Tribune poetry 

Yemeni poetry thrives despite trauma of civil war  The Guardian  

Writing poetry saves a suffering modern woman  The Japan News  

Are we writing for other disabled people, for the nondisabled, or for everyone? The work of these poets speaks for itself  New York Times 

Manga: Writing poetry saves a suffering modern woman  Eleven Myanmar

No rhyme or reason for age limit on Oxford poetry professorship   The Guardian

How Poetry Helps Me Face an Invisible Illness  Sojourner Magazine  

***GENDER   

Female authors listed on just 30% of recent UK academic research  The Guardian

America’s Growing Gender Jail Gap  New York Books 

Why less that one-in-five data scientists are women  Tech Republic 

New studies on student evaluations of teaching say a simple intervention can fight gender bias  Inside Higher Ed

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Data: race and class affect who gets ahead educationally regardless of academic talent: Spoiler alert: it helps to be wealthy and white  Inside Higher Ed 

The return of white supremacy  The Week  

Cure for hate: Former skinheads recall what turned them around  Union Tribune 

Al Jazeera suspends journalists for Holocaust denial video  BBC 

***FREE SPEECH

TV station takes First Amendment battle to high court  WCAX-TV

First Amendment vitals: Taking Gen Z’s pulse on free expression and inclusion  College Pulse

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Paparazzi Photographer Sues Ariana Grande For Instagram Pics  BuzzFeed News

Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms  Propublica

School Accreditor Raises Bar-Passage Standard  Inside Higher Ed  

***CRIME 

Junk Science: With the exception of DNA analysis, no forensic method has been rigorously shown to be effective  The Intercept 

Justice Department Forces Alabama To Address Deadly Prison Conditions  NPR

***RELIGION

Christian apologetics group at UCCS to be granted student club status under lawsuit settlement  Gazzette

After 40 years, 'megachurch' pastor slams Christianity and quits  Christian Post 

Conservatives working on a bill in Congress that would both create new federal LGBT rights and add religious exemptions (a leading advocate is CCCU)  BuzzFeed News

Celebrity prayer candles are a thing  Vox  

Here's why Sikhs were offended by this $790 Gucci turban  CNN

Nearly 7 in 10 Millennial Evangelicals Give, Says New Study   The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Many Americans see religious discrimination in U.S. – especially against Muslims   Pew Research Center 

Evangelical Lutheran Church Rallies Around Pastor, Family Detained By ICE  Huffington Post  

Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston: The church I grew up in was so big we called it the Repentagon  The New Yorker 

***SOUTHERN BAPTISTS

Southern Baptist seminary turmoil leaves stained glass artists picking up the pieces  Religious News Service 

Jerry Falwell Jr. Just Accused Dr. Russell Moore of Being a Part of the ‘SBC Deep State’  Relevant Magazine 

10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to Abuse  Christianity Today

Debate over women in Southern Baptist pulpits flares on social media  Baptist News 

***GOOD NEWS

Man panhandling near freeway rushed to save people from fiery crash  KDVR-TV 

Marathon runners in last place inspire each other to cross the finish line  NBC News

Blind teen creates Braille menus for local restaurants  ABC-7 

Teens stranded at sea cried out to God for help: Then a boat named "Amen" rescued them  CBS News 

92-year-old World War II veteran gets high school diploma with his grandson WTAE-TV 

A former college football wide receiver stops an armed student in a high school parking lot   ESPN

He couldn’t speak as a child. Now this autistic student is giving a commencement address  MSNBC

***REALLY?!

A South African man was arrested for eating at KFC for free for an entire year. He told employees that he was from HQers and checking quality assurance..   India Today

Costly face tattoo removals on the rise as regret sets in  New York Daily News

The boy in the photo A napalm attack, an orphan  and a life-changing message three decades later  BBC 

A billboard worker fell while working on a billboard advertising personal injury lawyers  New York Post 

Cafeteria worker fired for giving free lunch to boy who couldn't pay  Associated Press  

Florida city fines man $30,000 for tall grass; Now the city is foreclosing on his home  Tampa Bay Times

Long Island man busted using dummy to drive in carpool lane New York Post

***ART & DESIGN

Sacred Spaces: The Grand Interiors of Modern Churches Across Europe and Japan This is Colossal 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Spanish-language media is having a local news boom  Axios

Quartz, built on free distribution, has put its articles behind a paywall  Harvard Nieman Lab

Judge: Florida-based broadcaster is Russian foreign agent  ABC News

Coming to a TV near you: personalized ads  Axios 

Radhika Jones Introduces Vanity Fair’s Full Digital Archive  Vanity Fair

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Student journalists at Transylvania University say administrators have taken away their pay in an attempt to stop their work  Inside Higher Ed

Moody Bible Institute to stop publishing student paper  Religious News Service

This teen journalist got the scoop on Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign  NBC News

Appeals Court rules in favor of student newspaper in legal battle with University over documents relating to a university-conducted sexual misconduct investigation  Kentucky Kernel 

Rutgers newspaper launches GoFundMe campaign after student funding support falls short  North Jersey

***FREELANCING 

18 newsletters every freelance journalist needs to subscribe to  Muckrack

Essays about mother love for a series  Longreads

Freelance pitches  Ms. Magazine 

Disability stories  Gal-Dem Magazine

Freelance writers  Crunchbase News 

Opinion pieces about games and diversity  Queerly Represent  

Freelance contributor  Lit Reactor 

Freelance writers  Blop Culture 

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Surging Suicide Rate Among Young Girls Raises Questions About Role of Social Media  Bloomberg 

Whats Polls Say About Abortion Views  NPR 

Map: The richest and poorest parts of America  Axios 

Mexican Government Helped Surveillance Effort On Journalists, Attorneys, and Others at U.S.-Mexico Border  NBC San Diego 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Work experience poor predictor of future job performance  Phys.org 

I took Yale’s ‘most popular class ever’—and it completely changed how I spend my money  CNBC 

***ENVIRONMENT

Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment  The Guardian  

***HEALTH 

Allegations of widespread fraud raise questions about the safety of generic drugs made overseas  CBS News

Why Your Doctor’s White Coat Can Be a Threat to Your Health  New York Times

A $330 Thermometer Claimed To Be 99.4% Accurate In Preventing Pregnancy: The Study It Was Based On Just Got Retracted  BuzzFeed News  

Why the Government Pays Billions to People Who Claim Injury by Vaccines  The Atlantic

***HEALTH: PREVENTATIVE 

Why Walking is the Key to Being More Productive  GQ 

It's Not Just Salt, Sugar, Fat: Study Finds Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain  NPR 

Sunscreens may enter bloodstream, but health effect unknown, study finds  NBC News

***HEALTHCARE COSTS 

A Wave Of Rural Hospital Closures Tests Communities Across The U.S.  NPR

Many Americans Will Need Long-Term Care: Most Won’t be Able to Afford It  New York Times 

***TRAVEL 

He visited all 419 national park sites in 3 years to honor his late father. Here's how  USA Today

A Bird’s-Eye View of Beaches Around the World  Condé Nast Traveler 

Rocks, tarantulas and the subtle poetry of a walk along the San Andreas fault  LA Times

***SPORTS & GAMES 

The eSports Boom, and the Numbers Behind the Sector’s Explosive Growth  Visual Capitalist

A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches  The Week  

Softball Team Pulls Off Hidden Ball Trick To Absolute Perfection (video)  Trine SportsInfo

***FOOD & DRINK

Soda sales fizzled thanks to Philadelphia's pop tax   PopSci  

Researchers Say Evidence Shows What You Eat Really Does Matter  NPR

Vanilla Fever: How did hunger for the humble vanilla pod lead to greed, crime and riches? 1843 Magazine

***FAMILY 

The most popular baby names from 2018  Social Security Admin  Social Security 

Americans' support for same-sex marriage has doubled since 2004 People-Press

Co-parenting apps help divorced parents with childrearing  WGN-TV 

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia  CNN

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage  Pew Research Center 

Raise a Problem-Solving Kid by Talking Less and Questioning More  Life Hacker 

***ANIMALS 

Face Swap Your Pet Into Another Species With This AI Tool  Vice

Grumpy Cat, titan of the internet, is dead  CNN 

Man Jumps Into New York River to Rescue Dog  Inside Edition 

25 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog  Mental Floss 

***SCIENCE

Billions of black holes  The Week 

The story of the birth of chaos theory has left out two programming pioneers  Quanta Magazine  

Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics  NPR  

***POLITICS

Which FL election offices were hacked? Supervisors are asked  Miami Herald

***PSYCHOLOGY 

The Troubled History of Psychology  The New Yorker 

How your friends change your habits - for better and worse  BBC

How Stack Up uses video games to save veterans from mental illness and suicide  Venture Beat  

Death of a close friend 'can impact health for years'   BBC

***NEUROSCIENCE   

Scientists start to unravel how the brain forgets  Axios 

Why Does The Brain Connect Pain With Emotions?  NPR

Why can’t some people remember their dreams?  BBC 

Does aging make us more susceptible to financial scams?  Marketplace

***PHILOSOPHY

What is the most important philosophy book of all-time? WGN Radio

***HISTORY 

How Upton Sinclair’s 1934 run for governor of California inspired a cult   Lapham’s Quarterly  

Aztec allies ritually disfigured captured Spaniards' remains ABC News

Muslims came to America more than a century before Protestants, and in great numbers. How was their history forgotten?  Aeon 

***RESEARCH 

Are p-values a gateway drug to dichotomous thinking? Or is it the other way round? Replication Work 

25 Ways to Increase Your Chances at Publication  Inside Higher Ed

Study: Academics rarely comment on articles  Scholarly Kitchen

***HIGHER ED

American Students Have Changed Their Majors Health professions are in, education and the humanities are out  Bloomberg 

Portland State President, Under Fire, Resigns  Inside Higher Ed

Dozens walk out of Pence address to Christian University graduates  The Hill

Liberty U vs. Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary  Inside Higher Ed

What if evangelical students heard more than one side of the global warming debate? (opinion)  Christian Post 

Drew University rethinks ties to Methodist church  NewJersey.com

Evangelical college announces cuts to majors, 11 faculty members laid off  Inside Higher Ed

Facing Rising Costs And Charges Of Intolerance, Gordon College Plots A Future  WBUR

Faculty, Department Cuts Rock Christian University  Tartan (student newspaper)

Southwestern College journalism professor battle cancer  Times of San Diego

***TEACHING 

Are Students Just Telling Us What We Want to Hear?  Daily Jstor

Can Schools ‘Teach Students to Think’?  The Atlantic  

This school district outsourced many of its high school courses to an online program. But it’s not clear students are learning Clalkbeat

***STUDENT LIFE

This student decorated her graduation cap with QR code that sends people to a list of high school shooting victims  CNN 

This Is the Best Way to Take Notes, According to Science  Curiosity 

SAT Adversity Score: College Board will use SAT exam to give students "adversity score" in bid to level playing field  CBS News 

College grads still earn more than workers with no university degree: This map shows the states with the widest salary gaps  Business Insider 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Reviewing course evaluations: the drinking game  McSweeneys

She Didn’t Get An ‘A’ So She Accused Professor Of Sexual Harassment. Then She Held Ex At Knifepoint To Destroy Evidence  News-Gazette  

A dead professor, two naked men and a suicide: 'It’s one of the strangest cases that we’ve ever worked'  USA Today 

Articles of Interest - May 13

***JOURNALISM

The White House revoked my press pass: It's not just me  Washington Post 

The do’s and don'ts of religion reporting  The GroundTruth Project 

How one reporter got the Sandra Bland cell phone video  Columbia Journalism Review

Trump-Russia is too complex to report. We need a new kind of journalism (opinion)  The Guardian 

It’s more common for white, older, more-educated Americans to have spoken with local journalists  Pew Research Center

Teaching Journalism in the Age of Trump  Inside Higher Ed

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

The Last Family-Owned Daily in Mississippi  The Atlantic 

***FAKE NEWS

'Fake news victims' meet with Twitter and Facebook  Wired

Trump’s New Favorite Network Embraces Russian Propaganda  The Daily Beast

Facebook is inadvertently making use of propaganda by militant groups  Associated Press 

These fact-checkers won $2 million to implement AI in their newsrooms Poynter

Confusing Facebook With the Internet is the Perfect Storm for Fake News  Monday Note 

RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse’  New York Times 

***TECHNOLOGY 

US military missile technology can make precise, single-kill strike without causing explosion and dealing collateral damage  ArsTechnica 

A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away  MIT Tech Review  

***BIG DATA & AI  

Google's machine learning push is only getting started: It's "pouring resources into developing new chips/algorithms/platforms  ArsTechnica 

An infographic explaining big data  Daily Infographic   

Image detection algorithms remain susceptible to a class of problems called adversarial example: AI may not 'hallucinate' after all  Wired 

What happens when you stick your head in a particle accelerator  Curiosity 

Claim: creation of a light-based chip that can store and process information in a similar way to the human brain through a network of artificial neurons that works with light   Uni-muenster

Some examples of using AI to make “knowledge workers” more effective  Harvard Business Review 

Rushing into AI? “AI is an expensive and complex solution without evidence of direct ROI.” A warning for small business owners  Tech Republic 

“Data is great, but without designers to help make it come alive through visualizations UX Planet 

The US has lost control of key parts of its cybersecurity arsenal to Chinese Spies who are using the NSA’s hacking tools for attacks on the US  New York Times

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

10 Tools and tricks to verify Instagram posts  Fact Checking Day  

Instagram is an engagement powerhouse  Axios 

What content does well on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google  Axios

***FACEBOOK 

Facebook updates its video guidelines to promote original content, loyal and engaged viewership  TechCrunch 

These bogus quotes just won’t die on Facebook  Poynter 

The dark reason new mothers share photos of their kids on Facebook  Quartz 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

What Chrome’s browser changes mean for your privacy and security  Tech Crunch 

Inside China's massive surveillance operation  Wired  

***PRODUCING MEDIA

A tool to see what the media is covering  Tools for Reporters 

***INTERNET

A mysterious gut doctor is begging Americans to throw out “this vegetable” now. But, like, which? A journey through internet garbage Vox

Kentucky’s $1.5 Billion Information Highway to Nowhere  Propublica 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Encouraging children to think independently  Becoming (my blog)

The Peculiar Blindness of Experts  The Atlantic 

***WRITING & READING

Laundromats are playing an unlikely role in the effort to shrink America’s literacy gap  Quartz

How do you turn kids into bookworms? All 10 children's laureates share their tips  The Guardian 

How to Understand, Detect, and Avoid Plagiarism  Dermatologic Surgery Journal

Danielle Steel's surprising secret to success Quartz

Novels rule when it comes to e-book sales, children's books dominate print  Thinkum

What Is Writing and Does This Count as It?  The New Yorker 

***LANGUAGE

Are We Being Framed? How the linguistic trick of framing shapes meaning–and can lead to deception  Daily Jstor

U.S. Military Slashes Foreign-Language Training Foreign Policy

***LITERATURE 

What The Great Gatsby Reveals About The Jazz Age and the racist caricatures associated with it  Daily Jstor 

Was Shakespeare a Woman?  The Atlantic  

When an Argument Over Macbeth Incited a Bloody Riot  Daily Jstor

***GENDER   

When should a woman have children if she’s thinking about running for office?  Pew Research Center 

Google creates 53 gender-neutral emojis  Android Police

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

The Disturbing Thing I Learned Studying White Privilege and Liberals  Vice

Cubs ban fan who used 'offensive' hand gesture  Chicago Tribune

Can the Racial Wealth Gap Be Closed Without Speaking of Race?  New York Times 

Turning Point USA Chapter President Booted After Declaring “White Power” in Viral Video  Vice News

***FREE SPEECH

 A reporter declined to reveal his source: Then police showed up at his front door with guns   Washington Post

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Does using a trademark as a hashtag create a false impression of association?  Technology  & Marketing Law Blog

Lawyers Are Uniquely Challenging Audience for Anti-Bias Training  Boomberg

Federal Judge Says Flashing Headlights To Warn Drivers Of Hidden Cops MIGHT Be Protected Speech  TechDirt

Paper wins contempt case over Parkland shooting suspect Washington Post

***RELIGION

Teaching Scripture in public schools  Washington Post

CT apologies for piece on Rachel Held Evans  Christianity Today

What Happens When Christian Movies Go Mainstream?  BuzzFeedNews

Muslim Children's beheading chant in video stirs city probe  Associated Press

Amazon re-trains employees who banned religious ads  Axios

***RELIGION OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Far-right US pastor becomes first person banned from Ireland under exclusion powers The Hill

Russian Evangelicals Penalized Most Under Anti-Evangelism Law  Christianity Today

European countries that have mandatory church taxes are about as religious as their neighbors that don’t  Pew Research Center 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Trump's white evangelical support softer than you think, report says  The Christian Post

***GOOD NEWS

Video: Austin police save 3 women, dog from rushing flood waters before car swept away (start video at 4 minutes in)   My San Antonio 

Girl saves best friend from choking one day after learning Heimlich maneuver  CBS-LA 

Sons encourage their mother to attend college with them to fulfill her lifelong dream  Tallahassee Democrat 

NYC pizzeria waiter returns half-million dollar cashier’s check to retired social worker who failed to tip him  NY Daily News

***ART & DESIGN

How Instagram Is Changing Life For Artists  NPR 

Why Do Facebook, Google, And Pinterest All Have Such Similar Logos?  Fast Company 

Students paint "rain poetry" on Florence streets--it's visible when wet  SC Now

I wrote the book on user-friendly design: What I see today horrifies me  Fast Company  

 ***MUSIC 

Child yells ‘wow’ at end of moving Mozart concert in Symphony Hall and now the orchestra wants to know who he is  MassLive 

Tangled Up in Blue: Deciphering a Bob Dylan Masterpiece Open Culture

***FILM

Review: 'Tolkien' Is A Tale Of Tweed And Trees  NPR

Nicholas Hoult On Becoming J.R.R. Tolkien  NPR  

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

BuzzFeed’s video strategy moves to more TV-like digital shows tied to verticals  Digiday

A New-Look TV Industry Descends on Madison Avenue (sub. req’ed)  Wall Street Journal

Upfront 2019: TV Advertising Isn’t Dead (Yet)  Variety

***JOBS/FELLOWSHIPS

Portfolio Advice  Freelancer Sonia Weiser

Career advice from journalists on entering the professional media industry Medium

Senior Multi Media Producer  Kaiser Permanente, Oakland

Investigations reporter  BuzzFeed News (Remote)

 ***FREELANCE WRITING

Advice Thread on Freelancing  Mariko Lochridge

Freelance Workshop: How to Send an Effective Email Pitch  AAJA (Los Angeles)

Story or op-ed ideas  High Country News 

Story Pitches  The Texas Observer 

Freelance Writing Submissions  Heated  

Election-related stories  This Magazine  

Rural, urban, and suburban communities in Indiana  Belt Magazine 

Pitches related to working for public radio & TV  Current 

Music-related pitches  Gadget Hacks is seeking

Audio Fiction about Relationships  Dipsea 

Freelance copy editor  Axios, Remote

***FREELANCE WRITING: FOOD & DRINK 

Sonoma County food stories Made Local Magazine 

Stories about vices like drinking, smoking, sex, gambling  Forbes Vices 

Food-focused Pitches  Mark Bittman’s Medium publication 

Pitches about The Life of Sobriety  The Temper 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

A football player raped her: She blames William Jewell College for not preventing it  The Kansas City Star

Professor admits sharing photos, denies grades for sex allegations The News-Gazette 

Pope Francis Issues New Rules On Reporting Sexual Abuse  NPR  

Indiana Law Prof Ian Samuel Resigns After Misconduct Probe  Law.com

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?  New York Times

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption  Pew Research Center 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

They Were Promised Coding Jobs in Appalachia: Now They Say It Was a Fraud  New York Times

***ENVIRONMENT

The evidence is strong: air pollution seems to cause dementia  Wired 

The climate crisis is a story for every Journalism beat  Columbia Journalism Review 

Innovative method using cores drilled from coral to produce a world first 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events  Eureka Alert

Climate Change effects Surfing Waves  Axios

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag BBC

***HEALTH

The Problem With Supplements  Elemental  

Genetically Modified Viruses Help Save A Patient With A 'Superbug' Infection  NPR

Rural Areas Drive Increases in Global Obesity  Scientific American

Placebos May Be A Powerful Tool That Medicine Has Overlooked  NPR

100 Rural Hospitals have shut down in the last decade  Washington Post

America’s health care costs are scaring patients away from the ER  Vox

The Right Way to Wear Sunscreen  Consumer Reports 

Disease that can be transferred from dog to human confirmed in Iowa, officials say  USA Today

Experimental brain implants studied as opioid deaths rise Associated Press

***VACCINES 

A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children  New York Times 

A Teenager Sued His School for Banning Unvaccinated Students. Now He Has Chickenpox TIME 

Instagram is still trying to get vaccine misinformation under control  CNN  

RFK Jr. Is Our Brother and Uncle. He’s Tragically Wrong About Vaccines Politico

Teaching anti-vax parents to trust science and the MMR vaccine  CBS News

Anti-vaxxers are attacking vocal pro-immunization doctors by smearing them with derogatory online reviews   Boston Globe 

***TRAVEL 

The Best Weekend Getaways in the United States Afar  

The 18 Best City Parks in America  Thrillist

***FOOD & DRINK

SoCal shop brews $75 cups of coffee ABC-7

***FAMILY

Teaching kids to be independent thinkers  Wired 

Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population  Pew Research Center 

U.S. Government Bars Gay Couple's 2-Year-Old from Citizenship MSNBC

***MOTHERS

6 facts about U.S. moms  Pew Research Center 

Psychology behind why your mom may be the mother of all heroes  The Conversation

***NEUROSCIENCE  

If you grew up playing Pokémon games, there's something quite different with your brain  Science  

Mapping Emotions in the Body: A Finnish Neuroscience Study Reveals Where We Feel Emotions in Our Bodies  Open Culture

Brains Speed Up Perception by Guessing What’s Next  Quanta 

***CRITICAL THINKING 

3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking  Harvard Business Review

That illusion where you think the other side is united and your side is diverse  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

***PHILOSOPHY

Against cheerfulness  Aeon

How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health  Aeon

Publication Ethics in Philosophy 

***PRODUCTIVITY

Adam Savage on lists, more lists, and the power of checkboxes  Wired

Just thinking about coffee can improve your focus, researchers say Quartz

***HISTORY 

What was Leonardo da Vinci doing at your age? CNN

Why Are We Living in a Golden Age of Historical Fiction?  New York Times 

***RESEARCH 

Not Reporting Results of a Clinical Trial Is Academic Misconduct  Annals of Internal Medicine 

The “condensation revolution” begins as a journal mandates “a new, two-word title format”  Collectively Unconscious

New Report Examines Reproducibility and Replicability in Science, Recommends Ways to Improve Transparency and Rigor in Research  U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Early-career researchers commonly ghostwrite peer reviews: That’s a problem Science Mag

***HIGHER ED

Elaborate phishing scams increasingly target universities  WHYY

Stratford University shutting down three Virginia campuses  Richmond Times Dispatch

College Admissions Scandal to become Limited TV Series  Variety  

I Ran a College Cheating Business Out of My Frat Vice

Colleges Are Getting Smarter About Student Evaluations: Here’s How  Chronicle of Higher Ed  

Northwest Christian University professor awarded $127,000 in racial discrimination case against university Oregon Live

Trump fixer Cohen says he helped Falwell handle racy photos  Reuters 

Vice President Mike Pence talks Christian values, job market at Liberty Graduation WSET  

***HUMANITIES

Humanities are crucial for technological innovation  San Francisco Chronicle

***TEACHING

3 Cool Tech Tools to Consider for the Digital Classroom  Faculty Focus

This Is What It Sounds Like Hiding In A Dark Classroom During A School Shooting  BuzzFeed News

A new twist on end of semester evaluations  Faculty Focus 

Are Students Just Telling Us What We Want to Hear?  Daily Jstor 

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Future of Transylvania student news site in doubt after school stops payments   Lexington Herald-Leader

Student Newspaper Outlines Administration attempts to  Undermine its operation  Transylvania Rambler 

UGA grad student cleared after racially-charged campus speech dispute  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Just thinking about coffee can improve your focus, researchers say Quartz  

 

Articles of Interest - May 6

***JOURNALISM

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

***PRESS FREEDOM DAY 

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

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

“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

***FAKE NEWS

The existential crisis plaguing online extremism researchers  Wired

Why we are addicted to conspiracy theories  The Guardian 

***STUDENT MEDIA  

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

***TECHNOLOGY

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

***BIG DATA & AI 

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

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

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

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

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

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 

***INTERNET

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

 ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

How to Grieve  Becoming (my blog)

***GRAMMAR 

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 

***WRITING & READING

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

***LITERATURE

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 

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

***GENDER    

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

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

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

***RELIGION

 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 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

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 

***GOOD NEWS

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

***ART & DESIGN 

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 

***MUSIC 

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 

***FILM

Spoilers have been infuriating people since Victorian Times  Quartz

The Absolute Best Documentaries on Netflix  Thrillist

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

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

***STUDENT LIFE

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

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

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

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Alabama Abortion Law Could Become Most Restrictive In The Country  NPR  

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

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

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

***CHINA 

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

***ENVIRONMENT

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 

***HEALTH

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 

***HEALTH: PREVENTATIVE 

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 

***VACCINES

Dengue Vaccine Controversy In The Philippines  NPR

Amid Measles Outbreaks, States Consider Revoking Religious Vaccine Exemptions  NPR

***TRAVEL

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 

***SPORTS & GAMES

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

***FOOD 

Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests  Bloomberg  

The 31 best Mexican restaurants in America  Thrillist 

***ANIMALS 

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 

***SCIENCE 

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 

***NEUROSCIENCE  

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

***PRODUCTIVITY

How Exercise Affects Our Memory  New York Times 

The 6 best productivity podcasts for women  The Ladders 

***RESEARCH 

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

***HIGHER ED

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 

***LEARNING OUTCOMES 

Study of student learning outcomes  Inside Higher Ed

Study Analyzes Student Learning Outcome Statements and Assessments  Diverse Education

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

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

Articles of Interest - April 29

***TECHNOLOGY 

The Machine That Reads Your Mind (Kinda) and Talks (Sorta)  Wired 

Tiny robots powered by magnetic fields could help drug-delivery nanoparticles reach their Targets  MIT

In 1983, This Bell Labs Computer Was the First Machine to Become a Chess Master  IEEE Spectrum 

Amazon is testing a Spanish Language Alexa Experience  Tech Crunch 

***BIG DATA & AI 

Consider the system that integrates humans and machines – not as artificial intelligence but extended intelligence  Wired

Neuroscientists use artificial intelligence to develop speech-decoding device capable of translating brain signals into speech  Nature  

Startups are racing to commercialize DeepFakes’s powerful, internet-breaking AI  Fast Company 

3 startups commercializing Deepfakes media manipulation tech  Fast Company 

How to prepare for a career in machine learning and artificial intelligence  Tech Republic

Artificial Intelligence VS Machine Learning VS Data Science  Code Mentor

Media group says it has created a tool that uses machine learning to identify articles evoking positive feelings  Digiday  

How to hide from everyday surveillance cameras in the AI surveillance state  MIT Tech Review

Walmart takes a deep dive into artificial intelligence in its physical store  Associated Press 

The Nat Nuclear Sec Admin is making a play to save a scientific advisory group of elite scientists that the Pentagon is looking to shut down  Defense News 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

CIA is officially on Instagram  ABC News  

TikTok's quirky videos can nab you your 15 seconds of fame  Cnet  

Kidfluencers’ are earning millions on social media, but who owns that money?  The Guardian

How Americans use Twitter: Key takeaways from our new study  Pew Research Center 

LA’s plan to reboot its bus system—using cell phone data  Wired 

***FACEBOOK

Facebook never delivered its "Clear History" feature BoingBoing 

How Fox News dominates Facebook in the Trump era  Vice

The rise and fall of Facebook’s memory economy  Wired 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Sinclair plots national expansion  Axios

Vice Media Restructures, Folds 'Noisy,' 'Broadly,' 'Tonic' Into Flagship Site  MediaPost  

Media group says it has created a tool that uses machine learning to identify articles evoking positive feelings  Digiday 

***JOURNALISM 

27 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Sheets could do  Fast Company

Study: Journalists need help covering misinformation  Poynter 

Counteracting Health Misinformation: A Role for Medical Journals?  JAMA Network

Reporters Committee, NBC 7 San Diego sue U.S. immigration agencies for violating FOIA  Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press

A 101 on machine learning in the newsroom  Columbia Journalism Review 

Andrew Yang, the most meme-able 2020 candidate, also wants to save journalism  Harvard’s Nieman Lab  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

A doorbell company owned by Amazon wants to start producing “crime news”  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Smart Speaker Use Is Growing. Will News Grow With It?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab  

***FAKE NEWS  

Students Fall for Misinformation Online: Is Teaching Them to Read Like Fact Checkers the Solution?  Chronicle of Higher Education 

6 Conspiracy Theories Promoted By OANN, Trump’s New Favorite ‘News’ Outlet  Hill Reporter

After Trump calls media "fakers," WHCA president slams "unpresidential" rhetoric  Axios

Fake Video: World Leaders Sing Imagine   YouTube

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds  BBC

How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world  Politico  

Google knows everywhere you go — here's how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs  CNBC 

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

A new startup helps podcasts get promoted on other podcasts  The Verge

Overcast Podcast Player Gains Audio and Video Clip-Sharing Feature  Mac Rumors

***INTERNET 

How healthy is the internet?  Mozilla

Google Inbox’s co-creator wants to fix Gmail with a new Chrome extension  The Verge

This map showing the fastest and slowest internet speeds in the US could predict the path of a Silicon Valley startup exodus  Business Insider 

The 4 Questions to Ask before You Unplug  Jstor 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

When Are You Really an Adult?  Becoming (my blog) 

How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You’re Doing  New York Times

***GRAMMAR

Dropped Hyphens, Split Infinitives, and Other Thrilling Developments from the 2019 American Copy Editors Society Conference  New Yorker  

Merriam-Webster adds 640 new words to its English dictionary  Merriam-Webster

***WRITING & READING 

Routine Over Talent: The Interesting Habits Of 11 Famous Writers  Minutes Magazine  

The story of handwriting in 12 objects  BBC 

The Numbers on Romance novels  Quartz

***LANGUAGE

Foreign languages ought to be an asset for politicians—not a liability  Economist  

Over 400 languages spoken today may have originated in northern China New Scientist

***LITERATURE

Hear J.R.R. Tolkien Read from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in Vintage Recordings from the Early 1950s  Open Culture 

White nationalists interrupt Antiracist Book Festival at Politics and Prose  WTOP

Trivial Pursuit: The Shakespeare Edition Has Just Been Released: Answer 600 Questions Based on the Life & Works of William Shakespeare  Open Culture

Harper Lee, true crime writer  CBS News 

***GENDER   

‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’  New York Times 

Wife-tracking apps are one sign of Saudi Arabia’s vile regime  The Guardian 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

The racial bias built into photography  New York Times 

Is there a trade-off between racial diversity and academic excellence in gifted classrooms?  Hechinger Report

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Chalking tires to enforce parking rules is unconstitutional, court finds  NBC News

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court  Associated Press 

Roy Moore Is Still Fighting In Court With Sacha Baron Cohen As He Eyes Another Senate Run  BuzzFeed News

***LEGAL ISSUES: COPYRIGHT

A US photographer could lose some or all of a $450,000 jury award   Bloomberg Law 

Court reverses misguided fair use ruling  Photo District News 

Photographer Sues for Failure to Provide Creative Commons-Required Attribution Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

***CRIME  

We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct: Now you can read their records  USA Today 

Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes  New York Times

***RELIGION

United Methodist Court Keeps Core of New LGBT Legislation  Christianity Today 

God, Guns, and Country: The Evangelical Fight Over Firearms  New Yorker

Half of Americans Say Evangelicals Are Discriminated Against  Christianity Today  

BYU speaker comes out during commencement speech  The Salt Lake Tribune

‘Hail Satan?’ examines the rise of the satanic temple  World Religion News  

India Proposes Controversial Bill Making Religion a Criteria for Refugee Citizenship  NPR

***CHURCHES

Churchgoing: The US is on a path towards secularism  Economist 

Places Of Worship Are Increasingly Becoming Targets Of Extremist Violence  NPR

Megachurch terminated from national accreditation group because of former senior pastor's 'discretionary account'  Chicago Tribune  

Evangelical churches can become 'seedbeds for rape culture,' seminary professor says  Christian Post 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

2020 Election Revives Debate: Should Religious Faith Guide One's Voting?  NPR 

Franklin Graham rails against Buttigieg for calling himself 'gay Christian'  The Hill 

Franklin Graham Tells Buttigieg to ‘Repent’ Being Gay  Washington Post

2020 Democrats Invited To Iowa Evangelical Forum 'To Dig Deeper'  NPR  

How Trump has changed white evangelicals’ views about morality  Washington Post

2020 Democratic Candidates Are Reaching Out To Religious Voters  NPR

***POLITICS

Meet the Woman Behind the Buttigieg Media Frenzy  Politico

Jared Diamond explores how countries respond to crises  Economist 

How The New Movements, Not The Old Media, Are Driving Politics  BuzzFeed News   

In many countries, dissatisfaction with democracy is tied to views about economic conditions, personal rights  Pew Research Center 

***GOOD NEWS

Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral  Fox News

Cop Saves An Elderly, Hearing-Impaired Man From An Oncoming Train  Digg

Police officer drives Illinois man to job interview after pulling him over  KSDK-TV   

Teen learned CPR at high school: Two weeks later, he used it to save his dad  The Wichita Eagle

He ran out of sick days to stay with his cancer-stricken daughter, so teachers donated their sick days  CNN

***ART & DESIGN

London Extinction Rebellion mural is a Banksy, says expert  The Guardian

Frida Kahlo: The unapologetic artist  CBS News 

***MUSIC 

The Luck Reunion is the anti-Coachella  Fast Company  

Why Do Sad People Like to Listen to Sad Music? Psychologists Answer the Question in Two Studies  Open Culture 

***FILM

55 details you may have missed in 'Avengers: Endgame'  This is Insider

'Gosh!' An oral history of 'Napoleon Dynamite'  Desert News

***STUDENT MEDIA  

‘Free speech isn’t free, is it?’: A story on a teen porn worker could cost a high school journalism teacher her job  Washington Post

Student journalists are breaking big stories  Axios 

The Student Journalists of Stoneman Douglas High Earned a Rare Honor at This Year’s Pulitzers  Mother Jones

***STUDENT LIFE

Charges dropped for University of Arizona students who protested Border Patrol  AZ Central  

The story of a man running a cult out of his daughter’s dorm room  The Cut  

 ***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse  ABC News

The shocking rape trial that galvanised Spain’s feminists – and the far right  The Guardian 

Man who pleaded guilty to raping 14-year-old girl gets no jail time  WKYT  

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Rehab programs turn into form of cheap labor:  They worked in sweltering heat for Exxon, Shell and Walmart and didn’t get paid a dime  Reveal News  

Half Of Americans Think The Smell Of Weed In Public Is A Real Problem  BuzzFeed News  

Americans' Stress, Worry and Anger Intensified in 2018  Gallup

By 2045, the U.S. as a whole is projected to become majority minority  Axios 

***IMMIGRATION 

Judge gives US 6 months to identify children split at border  Assoiciated Press  

Asylum in America  The Week

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Can Your Employer Fire You After You Quit?  Life Hacker 

FBI director addresses efforts by China to steal academic research and technology  Inside Higher Ed  

***ENVIRONMENT

The soothing, hypnotic colors of tulip season, seen from above  Quartz 

Climate change being fuelled by soil damage   BBC 

***HEALTH 

35 Years Of American Death  FiveThirtyEight 

The Unseen Crisis of Drug Shortages  Bloomberg 

Measles outbreak over 700: Continues Unabated  New York Times

A pill that tells doctors whether you’ve taken it  Washington Post

How to give voice to the speechless: Listen to, and translate, their brainwaves  Economist

Why Your Doctor’s White Coat Can Be a Threat to Your Health  New York Times 

Screening for lung cancer is a controversial idea But the evidence now suggests it can work  Economist

***VACCINES 

What anti-vaxxers are actually afraid of (it's not all about autism)   BigThink

'Brady Bunch' Episode Fuels Campaigns Against Vaccines And Marcia's Miffed  NPR

***TRAVEL

Sri Lanka was Lonely Planet's No. 1 travel destination for 2019. The attacks are ‘a big blow’  LA Times 

***SPORTS & GAMES

‘Jeopardy!’ Quiz: The Questions James Holzhauer Got Wrong  Vulture

How hard a golf hole is does not depend solely on how hard it is Economist  

***FOOD

The Raisin Industry  New York Times

How Technology is Changing the Food Industry Forbes

***FAMILY

Getting married in your 30s is the new normal  Quartz 

U.N. recommends no screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5  NBC News

Participation in the arts raises kids' self-esteem  Pacific Standard 

What’s the point of marriage? (opinion)  the Week 

***ANIMALS 

Rescue dog helps owner pick up trash across Arizona  NBC News 

Ape uses Smartphone 

Loyal dog stays by body of his master for two day until it is found  Daily Mail Online

How to Pay for Your Pet's Healthcare  Life Hacker  

***SCIENCE

The universe is expanding faster than previously thought  Johns Hopkins 

Dark Matter Gets a Reprieve in New Analysis  Quantam Magazine 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they’re talking about  Washington Post 

Minnesota moves toward banning 'conversion therapy' but it's still legal in many states  CNN  

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Many defendants turn to brain science  NBC News 

Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows  University of Washington

***PHILOSOPHY 

A Harvard Professor Explains What the Avengers Can Teach Us About Philosophy  Wired

***RESEARCH 

21 Dos and Don’ts for Journal Writers and Reviewers  Chronicle of Higher Education

It's 2019: Academic Papers Should Be Free  Undark 

Rein in the four horsemen of irreproducibility  Nature 

Should we introduce a dislike button for academic articles?  Journal of the Assocn for Information Science and Tech

USDA orders scientists to say published research is ‘preliminary’  The Washington Post

***HIGHER ED

Student slated to attend Western Michigan University beheaded in Saudi Arabia for ties to democracy  Detroit Free Press

Michigan adopts new policy after controversy over students turned down for letters of recommendation  Inside Higher Ed  

Palomar College board considers live-stream meetings  The Coast News  

Using AI to Make Knowledge Workers More Effective  Harvard Business Review 

Stanford Moves to Stop Supporting Its University Press  Inside Higher Ed  

They Complained About Their Office: Then Kean U. Took Their Jobs Away  Chronicle of Higher Education

***ONLINE SCHOOLS

An online school, wants to teach nursing  Economist  

National American University is latest for-profit chain to face financial turmoil Inside Higher Ed

***TEACHING

How One Professor Mines Student Comments to Improve Her Teaching  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Articles of Interest - April 22

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA   

Inside the weird, and booming, industry of online influence Wired

Money magazine going out of print following failed sales auction  CNN 

'ESPN The Magazine,' 'National Geographic' Record Top Social Media Engagement Media Post

***JOURNALISM

2019 Pulitzer Prizes Are Announced By Columbia University  NPR  

Mistakes, we’ve drawn a few Learning from our errors in data visualisation  Medium 

Is it Okday for Journalist to Block a Critic (not a troll, just a critic) on Twitter  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

US slides down global press freedom rankings amid warning of 'climate of fear' for journalists  CNN

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court  Associated Press

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Accuses Media of Anti-Liar Bias  The New Yorker

 Student journalists were barred from a Betsy DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial  Washington Post

***FAKE NEWS 

Viral lies spread before Indian and Indonesian elections  Axios

YouTube's algorithm mistook the fire at Notre Dame cathedral for the 9/11 attacks in New York City  The Verge

Facebook teams with rightwing Daily Caller in factchecking program  The Guardian 

How 11 People Try to Stop Fake News in the World’s Largest Election  Bloomberg ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

 The Great Mystery  Becoming (my blog)

When Doctors Thought ‘Wanderlust’ Was a Psychological Condition  Atlas Obscura

Just do it? Or Stop and Think about it?  Aeon

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

TikTok sensation Lil Nas X rewrites the rules of country music  Axios 

Social media in the Middle East  Journalism.co  

WhatsApp Has Become A Hotbed For Spreading Nazi Propaganda In Germany  BuzzFeed News

LinkedIn editor-at-large Jessi Hempel interview on Peter Kafka podcast   Recode

Stop Facebook’s targeted advertising by changing your account settings  Fox News

Snap's Board Facing Blowback for Not Disclosing Whistle-Blower Lawsuit in IPO  Hollywood Reporter 

Trump's 2020 plan: Target seniors on Facebook  Axios 

***MOBILE 

Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud  BuzzFeed News 

***GRAMMAR

The Mueller report has two spaces after every sentence  Quartz

Can you spot the spelling and grammar mistakes in these tattoos?  Inked 

***WRITING & READING

Graffiti punished by reading - 'It worked!' says prosecutor  BBC  

Billy Collins Teaches Poetry in a New Online Course  Open Culture

***PLAGIARISM 

Compression plagiarism: Turning a lengthy scholarly text into a short one, followed by the publication of the short one under a new name without inadequate credit to the original author  Springer

Tracking Father Rosica's (very) long history of plagiarism  National Post  

***LITERATURE

Victor Hugo's 'Hunchback Of Notre Dame' Immortalized French Cathedral  NPR

Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled? Black America talks back to “The Good Gray Poet” at 200 (opinion)   Daily Jstor  

"To Kill a Mockingbird": A story for our time  CBS News 

***GENDER   

Agriculture census data shows the US has more female farmers than ever  Pacific Standard

Why Female Surfers Are Finally Getting Paid Like Their Male Peers  The Atlantic 

Why did the suffragettes write one of their fiercest fighters out of their history?  Pacific Standard 

Women’s faces may hide infidelity better than men’s  Newsweek

Council Bluffs students hold walkout over transgender student seeking to use women's bathroom   Omaha World Herald 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be  ProPublica 

Inside a White-Nationalist Cookout  Rolling Stone 

Major U.S. cancer center ousts ‘Asian’ researchers after NIH flags their foreign ties  Science Mag

Teens Behind Racist Graffiti Received An Unusual Sentencing. But Did It Work?  NPR

Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity  Quartz  

Companies Continue To Stumble Over Racially Offensive Advertising Campaigns  NPR

A 'hero among heroes,' it's time this WWI soldier be recognized for his valor  Washington Post  

Ancestry.com Apologizes for Ad Showing Slavery-Era Interracial Couple  New York Times

Chapman University Film School Removes 'Birth of a Nation' Posters After Student Protests Hollywood Reporter

***KATE SMITH  

Yankees Suspend Use of Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' amid Racism Allegation  Bleacher Report

Flyers remove Kate Smith statue outside stadium  ESPN

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Advocacy Groups Train Lawyers Of All Kinds To Help With Immigration Cases  NPR

Meteorologist sues NBC-affiliate, says firing was defamatory  iMedia Ethics

Without Using Profanity, Supreme Court Justices Discuss Case Centered On Bad Language  NPR  

Creative Commons and the Fight for a More Robust Public Domain  The Fashion Blog

***TECHNOLOGY 

The world's largest airplane is set to launch satellites  The Verge  

How recommendation algorithms run the world  Wired 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

How to build a facial recognition system w/publicly available data for $100  New York Times

The FBI wanted a backdoor to the iphone: Tim Cook said no  Wired 

Millions of Instagram users had their passwords exposed  Quartz

***PRODUCING MEDIA

Podcast Consumer 2019   Edison Research 

***INTERNET 

How to use Gmail's best new feature for 2019  Cnet 

10% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?  Pew Research Center

***RELIGION

Bestselling Christian author Rachel Held Evans put in medically Induced Coma  Al.com

Gospel for Asia Settles Lawsuit with $37 Million Refund to Donors  Christianity Today

Ohio church apologizes after pastor encourages students to spit on him, cut him with knife  NBC News 

U.S. Church Membership Down Sharply in Past Two Decades  Gallup

Chinese Immigrants Are Converting to Catholicism:  Local Churches Have Adapted  New York Times 

'Church' to offer 'miracle cure' despite FDA warnings against drinking bleach  The Guardian

A resurrection in faith-based films  CBS News

Hitler hated Judaism. But he loathed Christianity, too  Washington Post   

A woman holding a baby and a gun interrupts San Diego church services with bomb threat  CNN   

***GOOD NEWS 

A Mentor Challenged Bright Math Students And Changed Their Lives  NPR

Canadian who had heart attack while jogging in Florida saved by stranger — from his hometown CBC News 

Video shows firefighters push man home in wheelchair  The Kansas City Star

***REALLY?!

What the Easter bunny does the rest of the year (video)  

10-Year-Old Maryland Girl Born Without Hands Wins Handwriting Contest (‘I Just Try My Hardest’) Baltimore  

A Woman Got 30 Days In Jail For Running Over Her 9-Year-Old Son After He Refused To Go To School BuzzFeed News

***FONTS 

Helvetica, the world's most popular font, gets a face-lift  Wired  

Why the US Government Just Made Its Own Font, Open Sans  MotherBoard

***MUSIC  

World Heavy Metal Knitting Championship to launch in Finland  Louder Sound

How the Vietnam War Shaped Classic Rock--And How Classic Rock Shaped the War  Open Culture 

Can Music be Medicine?  The Naked Scientists 

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic  Outside online 

The biggest change in US cities isn't gentrification, but poverty concentration  CityLab  

What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know  Seattle Times  

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook  Wired 

***THE BORDER

Rights group condemns U.S. 'vigilante' treatment of migrants on border  Reuters 

Telling parents to 'just relax' on college admissions perpetuates a broken system  LA Times

Inside The San Diego Church Where ICE And Border Patrol Bring Pregnant Women  BuzzFeed News

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population  The Guardian

Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes  ProPublica

Do You Earn Enough to Afford a House in the Largest U.S. Metros?  How Much

 ***ENVIRONMENT

The One Thing Millennials Haven’t Killed Is Houseplants  Bloomberg

How people worldwide view climate change  Pew Research Center

How Scientists Discovered What Dirty Air Does to Kids’ Health  CityLab

How Americans see climate change  Pew Research Center 

***HEALTH

Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says  CNN

The Truth About Dentistry  The Atlantic 

Vitamin supplements don't help people live longer, study finds  NBC News

Bad diets killing more people globally than tobacco, study finds  The Guardian  

UCSD eye doctor broke human research rules, putting patients at risk  iNewsource 

***HEALTH COSTS 

High-Deductible Insurance Linked To Delays In Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment  NPR 

Physicians' salaries have once again hit an all-time high  Axios 

High-Deductible Insurance Linked To Delays In Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment  NPR  

***HEALTH RESEARCH 

Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon  NPR

Israeli Researchers Print 3D Heart Using Patient's Own Cells  Bloomberg  

***VACCINES  

Washington state Senate passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers  Washington Post   

Funding halted for Professor Chris Exley, who links vaccines to autism  The Times  

***TRAVEL 

Woman Wears 9 Lbs. of Clothing on Plane to Avoid $85 Overweight Baggage Fee  People

***SPORTS & GAMES

High school junior does what no MLB player has done before: Hit for home run cycle  USA Today

Jeopardy’s Prize Budget vs. James Holzhauer   The Atlantic

'Baseball Brit' Hopes To Attend 162 MLB Games This Season  NPR 

***FOOD 

The way we taste food changes as we age  Quartz

Why I Take All My First Dates to Olive Garden   Bonappetit

Excessive noise is the chief complaint diners have: Here’s an App to Help  Vox

***FAMILY

Here's How Wedding Photographers Know If The Couple Will End Up Divorced   Buzzfeed News

Family ties are unraveling globally  Axios 

How Parents Who Travel for Work Can Ease the Burden on Their Families  New York Times   

***CHILDREN 

Mapping Where Traffic Pollution Hurts Children Most  CityLab

2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care  Wallet Hub

How much screen time is too much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids  NBC News

***ANIMALS 

The 20 Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America  Mental Floss 

The mystery of Julian Assange’s cat: Where will it go? What does it know?  Washington Post

Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast  NPR

***SCIENCE

Synthetic biology could bring a pox on us all  Wired 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Research Confirms: When Receiving Bad News, We Shoot the Messenger  Harvard Business Review 

Music therapy for mental health  The Naked Scientists 

***HISTORY 

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders  BBC News 

50 Things Turning 50 in 2019  Mental Floss

***RESEARCH 

Research misconduct in health and life sciences research: A systematic review of retracted literature from Brazilian institutions  PLOS  

Gun Research Is Suddenly Hot  New York Times

Censorship in a China Studies Journal  Inside Higher Ed

Many people believe that public records laws are fundamental to democracy. But others say they’re being used to stifle public research  Undark 

Stanford clears a professor of any wrongdoing in his interactions with a Chinese researcher who created the first gene-edited babies  New York Times 

***HIGHER ED

A Yale Law School policy was meant to protect LGBTQ students: Other saw anti-Christian bias Washington Post

UW-Stevens Point Scraps Plans To Drop 6 Majors  Wisconsin Public Radio 

Telling parents to 'just relax' on college admissions perpetuates a broken system (opinion)  LA Times 

Some colleges receiving the most GI benefits spend the least on educating veterans, report says  Washington Post

The Students Called the TA a ‘Nazi.’ He Said He’s Not a White Supremacist: The University Ruled He Could Return to the Classroom  Chronicle of Higher Education

SDSU warns of possible meningitis exposure  FOX-5 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

The Students Called the TA a ‘Nazi.’ He Said He’s Not a White Supremacist. The University Ruled He Could Return to the Classroom  Chronicle of Higher Education

Why this South Carolina teacher quit mid-year: 'The unrealistic demands and all-consuming nature of the profession are not sustainable’   Washington Post

What the Mueller Report Reveals About the Globe-Trotting Professor Who Spoke of ‘Dirt’ on Clinton  Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Says Arizona State Forced Him to Fail Students: The University Says That’s ‘Unequivocally Wrong’ Chronicle of Higher Education

***STUDENT LIFE

This bot will do your homework for $9.95 a month. Does it actually work?  Vox

New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses  Cnet

21 Life-Changing Things That Don't Happen To You Until You're 25 BuzzFeed News

Sitins and Walkouts in Schools over Software  New York Times

 

 

 

Articles of Interest - April 15

***BIG DATA & AI  

How algorithms know what you’ll type next- deconstructing text predictors  Pudding 

Amazon’s empire rests on its low-key approach to AI  Economist  

Google launches end-to-end platform in an effort to democratize AI and Machine Learning  TechCrunch 

Does the Bayesian approach to statistics require a “subjective belief”?  Statistical Modeling  

Can a computer write a script? Machine learning goes Hollywood   LA Times  

A dozen things I wish I’d known before starting as a Data Scientist  Medium 

A snapshot of how programmers work  Tech Republic 

***JOURNALISM 

In the age of ‘enemy of the people’ rhetoric, do young people still want to be journalists?  Philly  

The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News  The New Yorker

'Crying girl' picture near US border wins World Press Photo of the Year  CNN

There are a lot of great journalism movies. Here are our top 25  Poynter   

Journalist David Carr As A Father In 'All That You Leave Behind'  NPR  

Many rural Americans say local news media mostly don’t cover their area  Pew Research Center 

It’s just in mice! This scientist is calling out hype in science reporting   Stat News

Devin Nunes Admits That His Bogus Defamation Lawsuits Are Really About Phishing For Journalists' Sources  TechDirt  

2019 Pulitzer Prizes Turn The Spotlight On Some Dangers Journalists Face  NPR

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

More than 30 media companies have unionized in the past 2 years  Axois

When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

The next big news fight is between Chinese aggregation apps  Axois 

Meet Frame, a weekly news magazine that lives in your calendar and text messages  Poynter 

Apple News+ gets off to a rocky start for some publishers  Digiday

Newspaper Racks For 'Tampa Bay Times' Come With Video Streaming, Advertising  Publishers Daily 

***FAKE NEWS

WorldNetDaily: "Inside the spectacular fall of the granddaddy of right-wing conspiracy sites   Washington Post 

Meet The People Fact-Checking The Election That Makes 2016 Look Like A Walk In The Park  BuzzFeed News

Why conspiracy theories are getting more absurd  Vox

Who needs deepfakes when bogus crowd photos get thousands of shares on Facebook?  Poynter 

Asian governments are trying to curb fake news  Economist 

Conspiracy theories, misinformation swirl online as Notre Dame burn  Daily Dot

  ***TECHNOLOGY

How much can we afford to forget, if we train machines to remember?  Aeon

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa  Bloomberg

Forget The Black Hole Picture — Check Out The Sweet Technology That Made It Possible  FiveThirtyEight 

How photo booths escaped the brink of extinction by becoming FOMO generators The Verge  

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA  

Social media usage in U.S. remains unchanged despite a year of turmoil  Pew Research Center

Pinterest's Midwestern charm  Quartz 

An Influencer Shares How She Turned Instagram Into A Viable Living  Digg

***FACEBOOK

Facebook Tests Combining News Feed, Stories  Digital News Days

Facebook will stop asking you to wish your dead friends a happy birthday  Fast Company

The standalone Messenger app may be merging back into the flagship Facebook app  BGR

***MOBILE 

How to Run Diagnostics Tests on Your Smartphone  LifeHacker  

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?  WebMD  

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US federal agents  TechCrunch 

Microsoft webmail breach exposed email addresses and subject lines  Engadget 

Incognito mode won’t keep your browsing private. Do this instead  Fast Company

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority  New York Times

Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months  ArsTechnica

***INTERNET

Google testing 'Before' and 'After' commands that filter dates direct from the Search box  TechSpot 

What Women Know About the Internet: The digital world is not designed to keep women safe.. New regulations should be  New York Times

 ***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Would you be Willing?  Becoming (my blog)

How to become a more curious person  Quartz

Should We Have Empathy For Those We Hate?  NPR

How to prime your mind to make creative leaps and new discoveries  BigThink

You Are Not as Good at Kissing as You Think. But You Are Better at Dancing: We overestimate and underestimate our abilities in weird ways  New York Times  

***GRAMMAR

Real Language Analysis Should replace disembodied grammar instruction in schools   Economist 

Linguists found the world’s “weirdest” languages—and English is one of them  Quartz

***WRITING & READING 

How Writing Changed My Life & Career  Darius Foroux Blog 

Old-school writing tools will boost your creativity, concentration—and speed  Quartz

***LITERATURE

‘Extraordinary' 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time  The Guardian  

Every Kurt Vonnegut Novel Ranked in Order of Relevance  Consequences of Sound  

Libraries are letting patrons pay off their fines by donating canned goods  Daily Item  

PBS' 6-Episode 'Les Misérables' Miniseries Focuses On The Story Instead Of Music  NPR  

Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (book review)   The Week

Wattpad, an online reading room, wants to print books  Economist 

***GENDER   

5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about the woman whose algorithm led to the first image of a black hole  Heavy 

Why Men Get Worse Forehead Lines and Wrinkles Than Women  Fatherly

Everything you need to know about the transgender military ban  Axios

Virginia Hall, the greatest spy you’ve never heard of  Economist  

New Augmented Reality App Celebrates Stories of Women Typically Omitted from U.S. History Textbooks  Open Culture 

London bookstore—devoted mostly to overlooked works by female writers—celebrates 20 years  New York Times 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

New Report Takes A Deeper Look At How Latinos Experience Discrimination In The US  NPR

Deputy sheriff's son charged in connection with string of fires at historically black churches in Louisiana  CBS News 

The Civil Rights Activist Murdered by the Ku Klux Klan Whose Story Was Nearly Lost to History  A mighty Girl

The sons of slaveholders quickly recovered their fathers’ wealth  Economist 

Israel’s Election, Through the Eyes of a Young Palestinian  The New York Times

Thomas Mann Explains the Nazis' Ulterior Motive for Spreading Anti-Semitism in Rare 1940 Audio  Open Culture

Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis  New York Times  

As black activists protested police killings, homeland security worried they might join ISIS  The Intercept

Sharp Rise in the Share of Americans Saying Jews Face Discrimination  Pew Research Center  

Texas high schooler sends racist promposal on Snapchat  KVUE-TV

***FREE SPEECH

Anti-Transgender Speaker Sprayed During Talk  Inside Higher Ed

FUCT: An Unconstitutional Restriction of Speech or an Allowable Ban on "Scandal"?  The Fashion Law Blog  

***LAW & CRIME  

Kim Kardashian hopes to become lawyer in 2022 after four-year apprenticeship  BBC

Without Using Profanity, Supreme Court Justices Discuss Case Centered On Bad Language  NPR

Nebraska faces a prison-crowding emergency  Economist

***RELIGION

The fire at Notre Dame, a Catholic icon, was made even more heartbreaking by the timing Washington Post

What Pope Benedict's Letter On The Sex Abuse Scandal Means For Catholics  NPR

Southern Baptist seminary removes stained glass windows showing church leaders, Alabama pastor  Al.com

Little-Remembered Religious Preachers Get Their Due In 'American Messiahs'  NPR

Noah's Wife Gets A Name In 'Naamah' (author interview)  NPR 

'Why I joined a cult - and how I left'  BBC 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis  NBC News 

Pence says Buttigieg bringing 'attacks on my Christian faith'  CNN

Trump: Am I being audited because I'm a Christian?  USA Today

***GOOD NEWS

Woman still riding motorcycles at 93 years old, rolls through Triad  FOX 8

20-year-old raising 5 siblings gifted new car from strangers  WTOL-TV 

New Jersey teen shares the stage with her service dog  CBS News 

***REALLY?! 

A Burglar Hiding In An Oregon Bathroom Turned Out To Be...A Trapped Roomba  BuzzFeed News

Woman does karate, son gets nude, dog steals cornbread mix from Walmart, police say  KY3

A cassowary bird killed a man in Florida  Quartz  

Drunk Florida man arrested at Olive Garden, eating spaghetti  Miami Herald

Man shoots himself and his daughter while trying to change her diaper at a Chuck E. Cheese  WBRC-TV 

***ART  

What’s Left of Notre Dame’s Art?  The Cut 

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502  Vox

Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off Reuters 

***GRAPHIC DESIGN

The History of Italics In Type  Kottke

Chobani, Glossier, and more are branching out into ’70s-style serif fonts  Vox

Behind the process of Helvetica’s 21-century facelift  The Verge

***MUSIC 

The Surprisingly Technical Process of Songwriting  Medium 

***FILM

'Long Day's Journey Into Night' Is a Mind-Boggling Feat  The Atlantic

Review: Netflix's 'Tijuana' Finally Offers Good TV About Journalists  Daily Dot

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Johnson Publishing Co., the ex-publisher of Ebony and Jet, files for bankruptcy  Chicago Sun-Times 

A Wave of Consolidation among media companies  Economist 

Will It Soon Be Legal to Say Curse Words on Broadcast Television?  Hollywood Reporter

***FREELANCE WRITING

Freelancers to cover public media  Current.org  

Political news pitches  Medium  

Freelance pitches  Reader’s Digest

Pitches on travel, food or personal essays  Curiosity Magazine

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT  

Up against the invincible: A professor was convicted of sexual misconduct: Why is he still on campus?  Columbia Spectator  

A new study confirms: fraternity men and athletes are committing more sexual assaults than are those in the general student population and that repeat offenders are a major problem  Inside Higher Ed

Students accused of sexual assault are suing colleges — and winning most of the time  USA Today

 ***SOCIAL ISSUES 

The IRS Audits the Working Poor at a Higher Rate than Wealthier People  WNYC Studios  

6 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2019  Pew Research Center

***THE BORDER

What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 6 charts  Pew Research Center

Photographing All 2,000 Miles of the US–Mexico Border  Wired 

The Borderlands — Not The U.S., Not Mexico, A Transitional Land  NPR

11-year-old ordered deported without her family  MSN 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

What Qualifies as Middle-Income in Each State  FlowingData

H&M is Being Sued for Allegedly Collecting and Sharing Employees' Fingerprints  The Fashion Law Blog

***ENVIRONMENT

Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?  NPR

How Fake Meat Could Save the Planet  One Zero

***HEALTH

One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It?  New York Times  

Are You Overdosing on Caffeine? Signs that your coffee habit is doing more harm than good  Outside Online 

Napping is good for you, experts say—if you do it the right way  Quartz

Invisible Middlemen Are Slowing Down American Health Care  The Atlantic

The Science Behind the Mental Clarity Diet  Medium 

Can wearing your heart (monitor) on your sleeve save your life? Doctors grapple with Apple Watch’s latest addition  Economist  

High Stress Can Lead To Heart Attacks, Sibling Study Finds. Here's How To Relax  NPR 

A Dying Nurse Is Claiming She Switched Thousands of Babies at Birth  Fatherly

***HEALTH: VACCINES

How Misinformation Is Driving the Measles Outbreak Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews  New York Times  

How Philadelphia Mandated Vaccinations In 1991  NPR

New York's Vaccine Order Shows How Health Laws Are Failing Us  Wired

Measles Cases Spike Driven By Outbreaks In N.Y. And 4 Other Regions  NPR

***TRAVEL

Why airlines make flights longer on purpose  BBC 

Beijing is building a colossal new airport  Economist 

Delta reduces how much passengers can recline their seats  Quartz  

***FOOD

Swiss government declares that coffee is not essential for survival  BBC

***GAMES & SPORTS

Professional Sports Bettor Sets 'Jeopardy' Single-Day Record  Bleacher Report  

Britain's Tara Moore saves match point at 0-6, 0-5 down – and goes on to win  The Guardian  

The Athletic's next arena is in podcasting  Axiox 

Our deep dive into how esports broadcasting differs from traditional sports  VentureBeat

***FAMILY

Kids Whose Parents Read to Them Understand Up to 1.4 Million More Words  Mental Floss

Want to raise successful kids? Harvard, MIT study says doing one thing at age 4 could make them happier and wealthier in life  CNBC 

For Anxious Kids, Parents May Need To Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears  NPR

***ANIMALS  

Study shows dogs can accurately sniff out cancer in blood  Science Daily

Border Collie Comes Out Of Nowhere, Saves Chihuahua From Being Run Over By Car  Digg

***SCIENCE

New Twitter account outs shoddy reporting in science stories  Quartz

The engineering of living organisms could soon start changing everything  Economist 

Emotional mirror neurons found in the rat  Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

***MATH

Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply  Wired

The Mathematics of (Hacking) Passwords  Scientific American 

***PSYCHOLOGY  

Is evolution the key to understanding mental illness?  Economist 

The Most Important Question in Psychology Research  Psychology Today

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Deep brain stimulation in patients over 60 boosted short-term memory for up to an hour, making it comparable to an average 20-year-old  The Guardian

The violent attack that turned a man into a maths genius  BBC 

Kashfia Rahman: How risk-taking changes a teenager's brain  TED Talk

Doctors Use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Woman  New York Times

***HISTORY  

Reconstruction, one of the most misunderstood chapters in American history  CBS News

See the Oldest Printed Advertisement in English: An Ad for a Book from 1476  Open Culture

Telegram announcing Abraham Lincoln’s death is up for sale  Associated Press

Third-graders found error in their workbook about Columbus: Here’s what they did about it  Washington Post

***RESEARCH 

Fears that academia’s unhealthy obsession with publication metrics is worsening  ResearchResearch

Elsevier’s Presence on Campuses Spans More Than Journals: That Has Some Scholars Worried The Chronicle of Higher Education 

The Dissertation Publication Requirement: It’s Time for Reexamination  Scholarly Kitchen

Isaac Asimov once submitted a hoax paper  Futility Closet  

***RESEARCH ETHICS  

The study of a cancer test seemed like a triumph: But some data were missing  Stat News

Plagiarism in Predatory Publications: A Comparative Study of Three Nursing Journals  Sigma

When Public Discourse Mirrors Academic Debate: Research Integrity in the Media  Science and Engineering Ethics 

The replication “crisis” is good for science  The Conversation 

Train students to navigate ethical swamps  Nature 

Caught stealing a manuscript? blames a dead colleague  Retraction Watch  

***HIGHER ED 

What the College-Admissions Scandal Reveals  The Atlantic

Western Kentucky reinstated the dean its now ex-provost forced out last week  Inside Higher Ed 

Colleges are upending majors  Axios 

Faced with high costs, crowding and confusion, college students struggle to earn a degree in four years   Union Tribune 

U. of Tulsa Has a Billion-Dollar Endowment for Just 4,000 Students: Why Is It Cutting Programs? Tulsa World 

"Predatory" company uses Canadian universities to sell shoddy conferences  Ottawa Citizen

The Rise of the Mega-University  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students Are Protesting Mike Pence's Commencement Speech At This Christian University  Newsweek 

Students at Mormon-owned BYU urge honor code compassion  Associated Press

After catholic university students vote to ban porn on campus wifi, nonprofit renews call for Notre Dame to follow  Newsweek

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Administrators censor High School newspaper, demanding the name of a confidential source and moving to prior restraint  Dynamics of Writing 

Police are investigating trashed student newspapers  Student Press Law Center 

***STUDENT LIFE 

The most consequential, and least informed, decision that college students make  New York Times 

Group Instagram accounts for incoming freshman are a way to make friends, find roommates, and suss out colleges before fall  The Atlantic

The Texas State student senate voted to bar a conservative group  Texas Tribune 

Nearly half of indebted millennials say college wasn't worth it, and the reason why is obvious  Business Insider

My Daughter Died By Suicide After Being Abused at College  Vice  

A cartographic clash between the LSE and its Chinese students  Economist 

Fewer than 25% of college graduates can answer 4 simple money questions correctly  Market Watch 

Video shows campus safety officers pin black Columbia University student down when he refuses to show his ID  WPIX-TV

***TEACHING

Broadcast training boss warns of 'gradual erosion' of social skills as journalism students grow up messaging online  Press Gazette  

In praise of teachers (opinion)  The Week  

Five Lessons Online Faculty Can Learn from the IRS  Faculty Focus  

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

3 Things a Faculty-Pay Survey Shows About Academic Jobs  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Kentucky Prof is under investigation for misconduct  Retraction Watch   

The Rise of the Pedantic Professor When academic self-regard becomes an intellectual style   The Chronicle of Higher Education 

‘This Was a Hell Not Unlike Anything Dante Conjured.’ Readers Share Their Stories of Fraught Academic Careers Chronicle of Higher Ed

Articles of Interest - April 8

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Can you stop your parents sharing photos of you online?  BBC

YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Let Toxic Videos Run Rampant  Bloomberg

Snapchat launches new gaming service, platform and ad updates  Axios

Americans think social media is the worst - but can't stop using it  NBC News  

‘Old Town Road’ proves TikTok can launch a hit song  The Verge

***MOBILE  

FCC “fined” robocallers $208 million since 2015 but collected only $6,790  ArsTechnica

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

How China turned a city into a prison: a surveillance state reaches new heights  New York Times

What the internet knows about you  Axios  

What e-books at the library mean for your privacy  Cnet  

***BIG DATA & AI 

Cornell prof on using artificial intelligence hiring  NPR

A surprising quantum computer front-runner: carmakers  Axios 

Open-source activism: using GitHub to improve working conditions for coders  Wired 

Why Google’s announced creation of an external AI ethics board is getting push back  The Verge 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

5 Useful Chrome Extensions For Screen Recording  Gizbot 

The best microphones to start podcasting with  The Verge

***INTERNET

Why there’s so little left of the early internet  BBC 

How Do You Print Out the Entire Internet?  New York Times 

***JOURNALISM

NYT NICAR 2019 Doxxing Handout  

Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics Board  AJC

The first act of Slovakia’s first female president: To visit a shrine to for murdered reporter Jan Kuciak  LA Times 

What kind of local news is Facebook featuring on Today In? Crime, car crashes, and not too much community  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Your countless Google Docs can be easier to handle  Tools For Reporters

Taking local news to the really local level: Using location data to deliver relevant local news  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Smart speakers are challenging the foundations of radio, and news outlets are racing to find a place on the platform   Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Plain Dealer lays off a third of unionized newsroom staff  Cleveland Plain Dealer   

Smart Speaker Use Is Growing. Will News Grow With It?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***FAKE NEWS 

10 tools and tricks to verify Instagram posts  Fact Checking Day 

Why smart people are more likely to believe fake news  The Guardian

Pizzagate, Satanic Panic, and the Power of Conspiracy Theories  Jezebel 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Your Pain  Becoming (my blog)

6 things successful people like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos do on weekends to make their Mondays more productive  CNBC  

According to a new study from Oxford and Yale researchers, exercise might make you happier than money Business Insider 

***WRITING & READING 

A Harvard Linguist's 13 Simple Tips for Becoming a Great Writer  Inc. 

Poet Hanif Abdurraqib Discusses His Writing Process  NPR

***LANGUAGE 

Why Spanish-Language Websites For 2020 Democratic Contenders Are Filled With Errors  NPR

We've Added Over 300 New Words  Dictionary.com   

Coding Is for Everyone—as Long as You Speak English  Wired

***LITERATURE

The unsuccessful history of product placement in books, from Bulgari to Sweet’N Low  Vox

New Conservation Center to Preserve Hemingway’s Legacy in Cuba  Smithsonian  

The 8 best food descriptions in Ruth Reichl’s new memoir  Vox

***GENDER    

She’s 28. She’s an Immigrant. She’s in Charge of Texas’ Most Populous County. Get Used to It Texas Observer

How Old Is 37? Depends on Your Gender  New York Times 

***RACE & ETHNICITY 

Jazz's Kyle Korver discusses racism in the NBA, white privilege  Sporting News

Facebook delivers ads based on race and gender stereotypes, researchers discover  CNBC

Decoding Chinese film stereotypes: from Red Sorghum to Crazy Rich Asians  Telegraph

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Do we really own our digital possessions?  The Conversation 

Court Tosses $11-Million Libel Lawsuit Brought By The 'King Of Bullshit News'  TechDirt 

Hollywood's Drone War: Licensed Pilots or Unionized Photographers?  Hollywood Reporter  

***POLITICS 

How we uncovered 10,000 times lawmakers introduced copycat model bills — and why it matters  USA Today 

San Diego County Sues Trump Admin Over Its Handling of Asylum-Seekers  Voice of San Diego

Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia  Wired 

***CRIME  

Alabama's Prison Are Unsafe And Unconstitutional, Justice Department Says  NPR

***GAMES & SPORTS

An analysis of nearly 4 million pitches shows just how many mistakes umpires make  The Conversation  

How This Guy Became a World Yo-Yo Champion  Wired 

***RELIGION

A Man Created An Instagram About Church Leaders In Expensive Designer Shoes  BuzzFeed News

LDS Church Rolls Back Policy That Restricted Baptizing Children Of Gay Parents  NPR

Texas bans clergy from executions after Supreme Court ruling  Associated Press

‘I cut people,’ a megachurch pastor threatened as she preached. Her target? The local newspaper  Washington Post 

Suspicious fires consume 3 black churches in 10 days in a Louisiana parish  CNN  

It’s Official: The “Nones”– People Who Profess No Religion–Are Now as Big as Catholics & Evangelicals in the US  Open Culture 

5 facts about Buddhists around the world  Pew Research Center 

Catholic missionaries are evangelizing on college campuses and trying to bring back the ‘nones’  The Conversation 

The countries with the 10 largest Christian populations and the 10 largest Muslim populations Pew Research Center 

Buttigieg to Mike Pence: “Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator”  Vox

***GOOD NEWS 

Police officers pool money to replace hard-working gardener's stolen equipment CNN

Dad uses his paintbrush and the Mona Lisa to teach daughter life lessons ABC News

 Card tricks turn hotel worker and boy with autism into fast friends  WNEP 

13-year-old sells Xbox, does yard work to buy his single mom a car CBS News

Dad who overcame paralysis surprises daughter with 1st dance on her wedding day  ABC News

An infant did not have any hospital visitors for five months: So this nurse adopted her  Washington Post 

Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville  Associated Press

***REALLY?!

Disabled Chicken Who Survived Weasel Attack Learning to Walk Thanks to Custom Wheelchair  People 

El Chapo’s wife is launching a clothing brand   LA Times 

Father admits to staging home invasion to cover up his theft of daughter’s Girl Scouts cookie sales  Global News 

***ART & DESIGN

Aerial photo & video contest  Sky Pixel

Frida Kahlo: The woman behind the legend    

***MUSIC  

How The Beach Boys Composed 'God Only Knows'  Digg 

Kanye to perform his Sunday Service on Easter during Coachella  Desert Sun 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Apple News+ could lead to a massive value destruction for the magazine industry  Monday Note 

Google’s constant product shutdowns are damaging its brand  ArsTechnica 

Ironically, Too Many Video Streaming Choices May Drive Users Back To Piracy  Techdirt 

From Amazon, Apple, Comcast, and AT&T: Who owns the media today  Recode

Gizmodo Media Group is sold to a private equity firm, and Univision is out of the English-language website business  Nieman Lab ***STUDENT MEDIA   

Signs taken down at College over “fat shaming” concerns  The Dickinsonian (student newspaper)

Teacher who defended student journalists at San Gabriel High, Alhambra Unified settle lawsuit  San Gabriel Valley Tribune 

 ***VIDEO GAMES 

Five damaging myths about video games – let’s shoot 'em up  The Guardian

Snap Inc started a gaming platform. But...why?  Thinkum 

***JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

The millennials who are making it  Axios

Millennial jobs by income, percent non-white and gender  Axios 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Scientists have #MeToo issues too. Don't exempt them from accountability laws (opinion)  Los Angeles Times 

National Academy of Sciences will vote on ejecting sexual harassers  Science Magazine  

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

The Death of an Adjunct: Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass  The Atlantic  

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony  Vice

The American Worth Ethic is actually two different standards — one for the wealthy and one for the poor  LongReads

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Filing your taxes? watch out for phishing scams  Wired 

Patagonia Is Refusing To Sell Its Iconic Power Vests To Some Financial Firms  BuzzFeed News

Cincinnati Enquirer Reporters set out to discover if we've actually recovered from the Great Recession: This is what they found  Cincinnati

5 Ways to Help Your Team Be Open to Change  Harvard Business Review 

***ENVIRONMENT

India Will Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2022  Global Citizen

***HEALTH 

Mosquito bites can be avoided by listening to electronic music - specifically dubstep  BBC 

New antibiotics could be developed using fish slime, scientists say  The Guardian  

Prostate cancer is on the decline worldwide  American Association for Cancer Research

Older women benefit significantly when screened with 3D mammography  Science Daily

The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System  TheWeek 

Swallowable Vibrating Pill Shakes Faecis to Relieve Constipation  Med Gadget

Most people with dementia have a number of brain abnormalities, not just Alzheimer’s disease: The finding is forcing scientists to rethink the search for treatments  New York Times 

It’s not your imagination: Allergy season gets worse every year  Vox  

***HEALTH & HOSPITALS 

Hospitals across the United States are holding honor walks to show respect to patients at the end of life who are donating organs to others  New York Times

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are spreading — but your hospital doesn’t have to tell you Vox

Violence Against Hospital Employees Is On The Rise  NPR 

***TRAVEL 

The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend  Thrillist  

Tourists 'threatened with death penalty' for taking selfies on beach in Thailand  Mirror Online 

***FOOD

Don’t cry, but milk sales plummeted by $1.1 billion last year  Fast Company

Kale is now one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables  CNBC  

When did America’s heart turn cold on buffet chains?  Vox 

***FAMILY 

What Makes a Happy Marriage? Data Shows the Answer Changing  Fatherly

The Loneliness of Infertility  The Walrus

***ANIMALS 

Stray kitten becomes cyclist's companion on around-the-world adventure  Edinburgh Live

Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds  Washington Post

How a lost dog was found two days after a massive fire  WHSV

The wild world of trust funds for pets   The Hustle 

Cats Might Not Act Like It, But They Know Their Names As Well As Dogs  NPR  

***SCIENCE

GPS glitch threatens thousands of scientific instruments  Nature  

Two unusual galaxies shake up the dark matter debate, again  Wired

What Americans Know (and don’t know) About Science   Pew Research Center

***PSYCHOLOGY 

The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs  The New Yorker

The Psychology Behind why Couples Look Alike  TIME

***PHILOSOPHY 

The New Science of How to Argue—Constructively Disagreement is central to our lives online  The Atlantic 

The End of Satire: The toxic disinformation of social media has rendered traditional forms of humor quaint and futile  New York Times 

Tim Blake Nelson, Classics Nerd, Brings “Socrates” to the Stage  The New Yorker 

***PRODUCTIVITY

To Improve Memory, Tune It Like an Orchestra  New York Times 

Google killed the mailbox app Inbox. The shutdown was a gift to productivity  Inc

***RESEARCH 

Does a new generation of social scientists have to publish more to achieve less? London School of Economics & Political Science

***HIGHER ED

College President Sparks Controversy by Taking Down Blackface Photos  The Chronicle of Higher Education    

Hampshire President Quits; Board Votes to Try to Stay Independent  Inside Higher Ed 

College Campus Tries Out Robot Delivery  NPR

How America's College-Closure Crisis  Leaves Families Devastated  The Chronicle of Higher Education    

Why Colleges Love Influencers  Mashable 

Online university degree provider 2U acquires Trilogy for $750M to expand into tech bootcamps and training  Tech Crunch  

A provost and dean leave their positions at Western Kentucky  Inside Higher Ed

LGBTQ Victory at Azusa Pacific U. Leaves Significant Questions About Future and Faculty Security  Rewire

U of San Diego's Take on Building Name Dispute  Inside Higher Ed

Petition claims Baylor allows homophobic, mysoginistic speaker but prohibits LGBTQ campus groups  KXXV-TV 

***HIGHER ED LAWSUITS 

Lawsuit: Michigan State University professor exploits students to work at personal lab  Detriot News 

Court upholds expulsion of former law student accused of plagiarism  Daily Trojan

Court rejects effort by MIT and Harvard to dismiss video captioning lawsuits Inside Higher Ed

***HUMANITIES

Why Worthless Humanities Degrees May Set You up for Life  BBC 

The Digital Humanities Debacle Computational methods repeatedly come up short  The Chronicle of Higher Education    

***TEACHING

A Professor Interviewed Hundreds of Excellent Teachers and Found a Common Theme  The Chronicle of Higher Education    

How to Access Lynda LinkedIn Learning for Free  Forbes

Digital Distraction Is a Problem Far Beyond the Classroom. But Professors Can Still Help  The Chronicle of Higher Education    

***STUDENT LIFE

 2 Students Face Criminal Charges After Calling Border Agents ‘Murderers’ during protest  The Chronicle of Higher Education

For Some Students, There's A New Way To Pay For College  NPR

Can Doctors Talk Teenagers Out of Risky Drinking?  New York Times 

Articles of Interest - April 1

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Facebook CEO calls for global regulation of harmful content on the internet in Washington Post op-ed  The Verge  

The New York Times takes a look at Tic Tok New York Times

***MOBILE 

On the Trail of the Robocall King  Wired  

5 Ways Your Phone Still Can't Beat Your Laptop  Gizmodo

***TECHNOLOGY 

Google Photos Will Now Automatically Detect Your Documents  Forbes

10 technologies that will impact higher education the most this year Tech Republic

Oculus founder Luckey: Rift S lenses won’t fit 30% of users  VentureBeat      

***BIG DATA & AI 

Mass satellite launches by SpaceX and OneWeb are a threat to the future of space  MIT Technology Review 

LAPD’s expensive, mostly-automated data-based policing hasn't produced worthwhile results according to watchdog group  TechDirtt 

US computer-science seniors outperform their university counterparts from China/India/Russia on coding, math, operating systems, software engineering, graphics, intelligent systems, security..  ZDnet

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

HTTPS Isn't Always As Secure As It Seems  Wired  

How Grindr became a national security issue  The Verge  

DEA never checked if its bulk surveillance data was legal Engaget

New Apple ecosystem marks step toward privatizing identity Axios

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

I'm Jad Abumrad, Founder and Co-Host of Radiolab, and This Is How I Work  Life Hacker

***INTERNET 

How to Be a Better Web Searcher: Secrets from Google Scientists  Scientific American    

Longing for an Internet Cleanse  New York Times 

***EMAIL

Gmail will now let you interact with messages just like web pages right in your inbox  The Next Web 

Gmail for iOS finally gets handy customizable swipe actions  Digital Trends

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

The Power of Small Wins  Becoming (my blog)

'Love Your Enemies' ... And Maaaybe You'll Get Them To Agree With You NPR

Top takeaways from Yale's free online course on the psychology of happiness  Business Insider    

***GRAMMAR

Olivia Jade Is Reportedly at Risk of Losing Her Beauty Trademarks Because of Her Bad Punctuation  Elle

The agony and ecstasy of grammar Teaching and learning it should be fascinating—and fun  Economist

***WRITING & READING

Spoken-Word Poetry’s Dynamic Duo  The New Yorker

Writing a Nonfiction Book? Here’s Advice from a Pulitzer Prize Bestselling Author Global Investigative Journalism Network

***PLAGIARISM 

Plagiarism detectors are a crutch, and a problem  Nature  

Among 239 retractions by authors from India over a period of more than 20 years, the most common reason was plagiarism  Scientometrics 

The Problem with Press Release Plagiarism Today

***APRIL FOOLS’ DAY

It’s April Fools’ Day. Here’s 2019′s updated, depressing and comprehensive list of pranks and hoaxes Washington Post

April Fools': A Running List Of Good, Bad And Terrible Corporate Gags Digg

***GENDER   

As a woman with a wooden leg, Virginia Hall was an unlikely spy. That’s what made her so good Medium

Judge Strikes Down North Carolina School Uniform Skirt Requirement  BuzzFeed News

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Study: Racial Bias in Police Traffic Stops and Searches (video)  Cheddar  

'Black Press Only!': Political meeting in Georgia turns away journalists based on race, reports say  USA Today

MacArthur Genius Recipient Jennifer Eberhardt Discusses Her New Book 'Biased'  NPR

13 professors who teach in its ethnicity, race and migration studies program say they'll walk if they don't get the resources and autonomy they've been promised Inside Higher Ed

Science knowledge varies by race and ethnicity in U.S.  Pew Research Center 

***FREE SPEECH

Beloit calls off talk by conservative speaker after students bang drums and pile chairs on stage to prevent him from starting Inside Higher Ed

***LEGAL ISSUES 

European parliament votes for controversial copyright reform (yes, again)  Tech Crunch

Alabama Court: Publicity Rights over First Amendment In S-Town Lawsuit TechDirt

Japanese court rules against journalist in HPV vaccine defamation case  Science Mag 

Buzzfeed Beats a Libel Suit Hollywood Reporter  

Nevada Judge Says Online News Publications Aren't Protected By The State's Journalist Shield Law TechDirt

Meet the Lawyer Defending the Media Hollywood Reporter

***CRIME 

I Broke Dumb Laws in Front of Police to See If They'd Arrest Me - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos  Vice 

Ecuador legalized gangs. Murder rates plummeted  Vox  

Police Misconduct Records Show California Police Officer Busting Sober Drivers For DUI TechDirt

***RELIGION

A Visual Map of the World's Major Religions (and Non-Religions)  Open Culture

A church in turmoil: Inside Harvest Bible Chapel's questionable financial moves and erratic leadership  Chicago Tribune  

'Jesus: His Life' review: History brings hybrid format to greatest story ever told  CNN

The Secret Jehovah’s Witness Database of Child Molesters   The Atlantic

Atlanta pastors await possible United Methodist Church split over LGBTQ rights  Reporter Newspaper

The countries with the 10 largest Christian populations and the 10 largest Muslim populations  Pew Research Center

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Pope Francis: 'Those who build walls will become prisoners of the walls they put up'  CNN

The Trump era has exposed divisions among Catholics and evangelicals Economist  

***GOOD NEWS

Kenyan educator who gives most of his salary to students in need wins $1 million global teaching prize  BBC 

***ART & DESIGN 

How to Improve iOS for Grandma  Medium 

Who should get the credit for AI art? CNN

***MUSIC 

DJs of the future don't spin records—they write code  Wired 

Band of wounded warriors healing through music  CBS News  

An algorithm just signed a major music deal  High Snobiety

‘Blurred Lines’ on Their Minds, Songwriters Create Nervously  New York Times

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA   

What If Google And Facebook Admitted That All This Ad Targeting Really Doesn't Work That Well?  Tech Dirt

***JOURNALISM 

AP Stylebook update: It’s OK to call something racist when it’s racist  Poynter

Why slow journalism and finishable news is (quickly) growing a following  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

Do technology companies care about journalism?  Columbia Journalism Review

For Local News, Americans Embrace Digital but Still Want Strong Community Connection  Pew Research Center  

Alabama reaches new milestone in barriers to access  MuckRock  

Most Americans – especially Republicans – say local journalists shouldn’t express views on local issues  Pew Research Center 

TV News Anchors Try Teen Slang; Leave Viewers Cringing  Washington Post  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Americans Don't Know Local Newspapers Are Dying  The Atlantic

After the death of alt-weeklies, alt-alt-weeklies  Columbia Journalism Review 

Knight Foundation Makes $6 Million Investment In 3 Organizations Media Post

***FAKE NEWS

How Alex Jones and Infowars Helped a Florida Man Stalk Sandy Hook Families  New York Times

All those annoying April Fool’s pranks you’ll see Monday might help researchers better detect fake news  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***JOBS

This is the easiest way to make your LinkedIn profile stand out  Fast Company

ProPublica Is Again Expanding Its Local Reporting Network: Apply for a Spot  ProPublica

Apple is hiring writing and editorial teams to make Siri more "fun" and "witty"  Thinkum

 ***FREELANCE WRITING 

Freelancers to write about the latest sneaker trends and releases  Elite Daily

Sobriety story pitches  The Temper 

Freelance writing pitches  Novelty Media 

Pitches on "climate change, extinction, food choices, and whether cats are really hell-demons"  The Nib 

Freelance pitches for upcoming issues  Edible Queens

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Federal grant will bolster sexual assault prevention at five local college campuses  The San Diego Union-Tribune

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

The US Is Holding Hundreds Of Shivering Immigrants In A Pen Underneath A Texas Bridge  BuzzFeed News 

Facebook announces a long-overdue transparency tool for News Feed  The Next Web  

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

Why Startups Fall Apart at 50 Employees  Medium 

Where in The U.S. Are You Most Likely to Be Audited by the IRS?  Propublica

How Brands Can Build Successful Relationships with Influencers  Harvard Business Review 

***ENVIRONMENT 

Who keeps buying California's scarce water? Saudi Arabia  The Guardian

The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes  The New Yorker

The recycling crisis  The Week

***HEALTH

At 71 she's never felt pain or anxiety - now scientists know why  New York Times

Viral Photo Shows How Much Bacteria Is on 8-Year-Old’s Hand  Fatherly

News stories about the flu shot spawn debates about vaccines in general  Journalists Resource  

Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings  Associated Press

***HEALTHY LIVING 

NASA research found the perfect length for a power nap  Business Insider

What Makes a Healthy Community?  US News 

***FAMILY 

Toddlers engage more with print books than tablets: Study  ABC News

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Daughter Calls Out Mom for Posting Selfie Without Consent  Fatherly

Why Don't You Want Kids?   Wired

How to help a kid write a college admissions essay without cheating  Chicago SunTimes

Online preschool programs A ‘shockingly bad’ idea (opinion)  Washington Post  

***RELATIONSHIPS

Seattle rated the worst city for singles  Seattle Times 

How one woman improved her relationship by paying attention to her partner's 'bids' to connect  NBC News 

Women With a Twin Brother Are More Likely to Face Penalties at School and  Work  New York Times

***ANIMALS 

Video of father and son killing bear, cubs released in Alaska  USA Today

50 Fascinating Facts About Cats  Mental Floss 

***SCIENCE 

How to read the news like a scientist  TED  

Is it the end of ‘statistical significance’? The battle to make science more uncertain  The Conversation

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Deep Brain Stimulation where implant delivers some pulses of electricity to the brain  NPR 

Behold an Anatomically Correct Replica of the Human Brain, Knitted by a Psychiatrist  Open Culture

The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs  The New Yorker

Acceptance and commitment therapy teaches us how to live a values-driven life even in the face of dark emotions and trauma Aeon

High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems  The Guardian

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Old brains make neurons, possibly protecting against Alzheimer's   STAT

The Brain-Computer Interface Is Coming  Psychology Today 

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning  Quanta Magazine 

***POLITICS

Does Democracy Demand the Tolerance of the Intolerant? Karl Popper’s Paradox  Open Culture

***ETHICS 

Do Ethicists Behave Better Than the Rest of Us?: New Research Answers the Question  Open Culture  

Many professions have codes of ethics - so why not politics?  The Conversation 

***RESEARCH  

Publishing research in high-impact factor journals 'poisons hiring and funding decisions' says eLife boss  Cambridge Independent 

Trends in the Use of Common Words and Patient-Centric Language in the Titles of Medical Journals, 1976-2015  JAMA Network Open 

Nature editor: researchers should be forced to make data public  Times Higher Education

***RESEARCH ERRORS & FRAUD 

Academic publishing is in ‘crisis’ and must be put on a more sustainable and open footing   ResearchResearch 

Plagiarism and Data Falsification are the Most Common Reasons for Retracted Publications in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Figure errors, sloppy science, and fraud: keeping eyes on your data  Journal of Clinical Investigation

Meet the data detective who checks the images in all submitted manuscripts  EMBO

***RESEARCH & PEER REVIEW  

NIH may bar peer reviewers accused of sexual harassment  Science Mag

Technological Support for Peer Review Innovations  Scholarly Kitchen

***LIBERAL ARTS

To survive, small colleges are rethinking the liberal arts Education Dive

UVM cites decline in humanities enrollment for faculty cuts  WCAX-TV  

Making a case for liberal arts  Virginia Business 

Debunking common misconceptions about liberal arts degrees  Study International

***HIGHER ED

Liberty University scrutinized over fuel contract with Pentagon  The Hill

Small Methodist institution in Tennessee announces it would shut down  Inside Higher Ed

Oklahoma Christian University asks for forgiveness from former students, arrested and expelled on racially tinged charges  Christian Chronicle 

***TEACHING

 4 Lessons From Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

***STUDENT MEDIA  

 A letter from a Notre Dame mother, urging women to not wear the gym attire in lieu of pants, prompts backlash and debate  Inside Higher Ed 

***STUDENT LIFE

Tufts University recently expelled a student for allegedly hacking grades, but did the university make the right call? Inside Higher Ed

12 Industries Experts Say Millennials Are Killing — And Why They’re Wrong  CBI Insights 

The 10 Best Cities for Millennials in 2019 (Plus the 10 Worst)  Mental Floss

***ACADEMIC LIFE  

This Is How You Kill a Profession (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

South Korean professor forced students to write her daughter’s thesis paper  AFP 

Former U. of Oklahoma Dean Sues President, Provost, and University for Bias and Free-Speech Violation  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about the future of the field and how scholars communicate with one another  Inside Higher Ed 

Articles of Interest - March 25

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA   

How “Baby Shark” was manufactured in a Korean toddler entertainment factory  Vice 

Nexstar to Sell 19 TV Stations for $1.32 Billion  Hollywood Reporter 

***JOURNALISM

Google News Initiative launches new fact checking tools, supporting more subscription models 9to5Google 

18 journalists on how—or whether—they use tape recorders  Columbia Journalism Review***FAKE NEWS 

Conspiracy Theories Can’t Be Stopped  FiveThirtyEight  

WhatsApp wants to label viral forwards to rein in fake news – but it’ll have to do more  The Next Web

How OpenAI's Fake News Warnings Triggered Actual Fake News  PC Mag

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Instagram Is Full of Conspiracy Theories and Extremism  The Atlantic

China’s new social media craze: Paying random people to shower you with over-the-top compliments  CNBC 

Facebook is hiring 22 people for its secretive blockchain division The Next Web   

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Education and Science Giant Elsevier Left Users’ Passwords Exposed Online  Mother Board 

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims  Associated Press

Help may be on the way for those suffering from “password hell”  Wall Street Journal (sub. req.’d)

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees  Associated Press ***TECHNOLOGY

Better Living Through Crispr: Growing Human Organs in Pigs  Wired  

Everything Apple announced at its ‘show time’ event  TechCrunch 

***BIG DATA & AI 

Big data got us here, but small data will get us the rest of the way  Axios

Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence  Stanford

CERN discovery of a tiny effect in particles indicating a difference in the way matter and antimatter behave—one that physicists have been hunting for decades  Nature    

How Walmart uses graphics processing units for better demand forecasting  Datanami

     

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

No one was paying attention  Becoming (my blog)

24 Common Cognitive Biases: A Visual List of the Psychological Systems Errors That Keep Us From Thinking Rationally  Open Culture 

***GRAMMAR

Author of grammar guide traces language love to cookie sign (video)  MSNBC 

***WRITING & READING

The rise of robot authors: is the writing on the wall for human novelists?  The Guardian 

Why Do Wite-Out and Liquid Paper Still Exist?  The Atlantic

***LANGUAGE 

16-Year-Old Swedish Environmental Activist, Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Mental Floss

The man bringing dead languages back to life  BBC  

***LITERATURE

How 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Became a Classic  The Atlantic

Meet 10 Emerging Writers Who Just Won the 2019 Whiting Award  The Cut

***GENDER   

U.S. Mathematician Becomes First Woman To Win Abel Prize, 'Math's Nobel'  NPR

Sports-Bra Outrage And a Fight Over Everyday Sexism  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Journal Issues Revised Version of Controversial Paper That Questioned Why Some Teens Identify as Transgender  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Transgender Student Said He's Being Barred From Running For Prom King  Buzzfeed News

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay  Pew Research Center 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

Why white nationalist terrorism is a global threat: The Christchurch killer acted alone but followed a terrifying trend  Economist 

Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection  NPR

A study of nearly 100 million traffic stops: black drivers are 20% more likely to get pulled over  CNN

50 Years Ago Students Shut Down This College To Demand Ethnic Studies Courses  NPR

A third of the convictions overturned because of DNA involved witnesses who identified the wrong person who was of another race  New York Times 

Laila Lalami: ‘White supremacists target Muslims but the threat isn't taken as seriously as other forms of terror’  The Guardian 

***FREE SPEECH

UC Berkeley in spotlight as Trump expected to issue campus free-speech order  San Francisco Chronicle 

Trump’s Free-Speech Order Could Have Been Harsher: Higher-Ed Leaders Still Don’t Approve Chronicle of Higher Ed

A student was briefly suspended for social media posts, angering many on campus: He believes his rhetoric was judged as a threat, unfairly, because he is Muslim  Inside Higher Ed 

***LEGAL ISSUES  

An academic who helped a company gather data on millions of Facebook users is suing for defamation New York Times 

A coalition of 41 media organizations is urging a court to uphold a decision dismissing a professor’s defamation lawsuit  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 

Jeanine Pirro Beats Defamation Lawsuit From Black Lives Matter Activist  Hollywood Reporter 

***CRIME 

Here are the stories about police misconduct uncovered so far by a new media partnership LA Times

Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration NPR

***STATISTICS

800 scientists say it’s time to abandon “statistical significance” P-values and “statistical significance” are widely misunderstood: Here’s what they actually mean  Vox 

The Guardian view on statistics in sciences: gaming the (un)known (opinion)  The Guardian 

***RELIGION

Templeton Prize winner believes science, spirituality are complementary  The Boston Pilot 

Evidence of improper voting raises questions about Methodist gay clergy vote  Religion News

Did John MacArthur visit the Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated just hours after it happened?  Throckmorton Blog 

‘Nones’ now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US  Religious News Service  

***RELIGION OUTSIDE THE U.S.

4 facts about religion in New Zealand  Pew Research Center

China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese  Christianity Today

***ISLAM 

The baffling argument that ‘Islam is not a religion’  Washington Post 

Evangelicals and Muslims see similarities in faiths and favor closer ties, survey says Religious News Service

***RELIGION & FINANCES  

LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores  Christianity Today  

Christian financial planner praised by Robert Jeffress facing Ponzi scheme charges  Religious News Service 

***THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 

395 Catholic priests, church staff accused of sex misconduct in new  Chicago Sun Times

Pope Francis wants psychological testing to prevent problem priests. But can it really do that? Washington Post 

West Virginia sues Catholic diocese, alleging it knowingly employed pedophiles The Hill

***RELIGION AND LGBT

Christian group drops lawsuit over Austin's LGBT protections  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Google resists pressure to pull LGBT "conversion therapy" app  Axios

Michigan will no longer fund adoption agencies that deny LGBT parents  Washington Post 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Secrecy surrounding briefing for ‘faith-based media’ raises eyebrows  MSNBC 

***GOOD NEWS

Man with Down Syndrome honored for working at same McDonald's for 27 years  11 Alive

104-year-old woman arrested  BBC 

Blind runner, guide dog trio makes history in NYC Half Marathon  CNN

Twelve-year-old Former intensive care patient returns to play guitar for newborns  Health Maters  

Former wounded warrior is spending his retirement volunteering at Walter Reed  The Week 

Man gifts car to stranger during trade-in at El Cajon dealership  10 News

Woman Who Was Smallest Baby Born in Texas Now Works at Same Hospital  People 

Dad's Adopted Daughter Turns Out to Be Perfect Kidney Donor Match  Inside Edition 

***ART & DESIGN

The very mathematical history of a perfect color combination  Wired

Sean Adams's The Designer's Dictionary of Type explains famous fonts  Fast Company 

9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World  BuzzFeed News

Web Design Trends of 2019 [Infographic]  SocialMediaToday

***MUSIC 

The Oral History of the Les Paul  Guitar 

Why music affects your productivity  Quartz 

What Will Happen When Machines Write Songs Just as Well as Your Favorite Musician?  Mother Jones

The Case for Why Captain Beefheart's Awful Sounding Album, Trout Mask Replica, Is a True Masterpiece  Open Culture 

In Times of Crisis, We Need Classical Music What will we lose if Bach and Beethoven disappear from our schools and concert halls?  The Walrus

***FILM 

How ‘God’s Not Dead’ Perpetuated the Modern Evangelical Victim Narrative (opinion) Relevant Magazine 

***STUDENT MEDIA  

USC's Student Newspaper Published A Brutal Editorial About The Cheating Scandal  LAist 

***STUDENT LIFE

Poll: 74% of parents admit to making appointments for their adult children  KTVU 

New data shows more than half of young people in America don't have a romantic partner  Washington Post 

***VIDEO GAMES 

How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games  Nautil 

Google Unveils Plan for Video Games Streaming Service Hollywood Reporter

***FREELANCE WRITING 

Writers for love & sex short fiction platform of Slide Stories  

Freelance reporters with an interest in state/local policy based in West Coast or Midwest   Stateline.org

Freelance pitches on Asian American / Pacific Islander issues  Hyphen Magazine  

Emergent science and technology story pitches  Futurism

Freelance pitches  The North Star

Four paid fellowships  Mother Jones  

Freelance writer (night+weekend Gizmodo (remote) 

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

US government uses several black-site shelters to detain immigrant children  Reveal

California Wildfire Survivors Say They’re Living In Dire Conditions And There’s Little Help Buzzfeed News 

Canada’s becoming a tech hub thanks to Donald Trump immigration policies  Reddit

Border Patrol Detained a 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen for Over a Day on Her Way to School  NBC-7

Wellbeing Inequality May Tell Us More About Life Than Income  Gallup

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are aiming at Realtors and their 6% fee  MarketWatch

Google, Facebook Scammed For More Than $100 Million In Fake Invoices  Media Post

Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong – here’s what a company needs to do to restore the public’s trust  The Conversation

***ENVIRONMENT

16-Year-Old Swedish Environmental Activist, Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Mental Floss

Shocking autopsy photos show toll of plastic waste on dead whale  The Guardian

Adidas Sold 1 Million Eco-Friendly Shoes Made from Ocean Plastic, Plans 11 Million More  The Epoch Times  

Finland is offering free trips to people in need of happiness lessons  Tree Hugger 

West Virginia industry group successfully argues the state doesn’t need new clean-water standards because the obese population can tolerate higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals  Sustainability Times 

The insect apocalypse is not here but there are reasons for concern  Economist

***HEALTH

Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks No Longer Recommended  NBC4 Washington

My Friend’s Cancer Taught Me About a Hole in Our Health System  New York Times

***HEALTH: VACCINES 

What anti-vaxxers are actually afraid of (it's not all about autism): A new study from the University of Pittsburgh details how the anti-vaxx movement has divided and grown  BigThink

Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her CNN  

Why the Washington measles outbreak is mostly affecting one specific group Box

Measles Rages in Brooklyn as Some Yeshivas Defy Vaccine Rule  The Daily Beast

One Doctor Is Responsible for a Third of All Medical Vaccine Exemptions in San Diego  Voice of San Diego 

Kentucky Gov. says he intentionally exposed kids to chicken pox instead of giving them vaccine  ABC News 

5 facts about vaccines in the U.S.  Pew Research Center  

Why anti-vaxxer mobs go after pro-vaccine doctors online — and what to do about it  Mashable 

***FOOD

Celery was once as sexy as kale  Quartz 

***PARENTING  

Forget helicopter parents, snowplow parents are killing kids' life skills  USA Today

How parents feel about – and manage – their teens’ online behavior and screen time Pew Research Center

***ANIMALS 

The 10 Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019  Mental Floss

Man jumps shirtless into frozen Irvington, New York, lake to rescue stranded dogs  abc7ny.com 

***SCIENCE 

Philosophy of Biology: Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid  eLife 

Scientists find new evidence that humans may be sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field; quick changes caused as much as 60% drop in alpha brain waves  Cal Tech 

Public confidence in scientists has remained stable for decades  Pew Research Center

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Psychiatry’s Incurable Hubris The biology of mental illness is still a mystery, but practitioners don’t want to admit it  The Atlantic 

Here’s A Breakdown Of The 6 Core Emotions We Feel  Daily Infographic

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning  Quantam

***NEUROSCIENCE  

People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, says neuroscientist  BBC 

Neuroscience proves Nietzsche right: some people are wired to be more spontaneous than others  The Conversation 

***PHILOSOPHY

Oxford's Free Course Critical Reasoning For Beginners Teaches You to Think Like a Philosopher  Open Culture

Philosophers and neuroscientists join forces to see whether science can solve the mystery of free will  Science Mag  

***ETHICS

Moral technology Self-driving cars don’t drink and medical AIs are never overtired. Given our obvious flaws, what can humans still do best? Aeon

Microsoft will be adding AI ethics to its standard checklist for product release  Geekwire   

***RESEARCH 

Peer reviewed studies soon to be replaced by CAPS LOCK  The Science Post  

University of Illinois at Chicago Missed Warning Signs of Research Going Awry, Letters Show  ProPublica 

Error vs. Fraud in Research  Medium 

We need to relearn how to play nice in peer review  University Affairs    

Five Article-Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them  The Professor is in

Are Papers with Open Data More Credible?  International Conference on Information  Springer 

Duke University to Pay $112.5 Million to Settle Claims of Research Misconduct  New York Times

***HIGHER ED

The Deeper Education Issue Under the College Bribery Scandal  Wired

The Growing Crisis of Guns on Campus  The New Republic

***HUMANITIES 

The Humanities and the Future Scientific American Blog Network

What majoring in the humanities can teach us  The Independent Florida Alligator

***TEACHING 

Hitler was a ‘good leader,’ guest speaker tells N.J. students. School says it won’t happen again NJ.com

Many Professors Want to Change Their Teaching but Don’t. One University Found Out Why  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest  New York Times

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Eight academics who were implicated in allegations of plagiarism at the North West University have been found guilty after an investigation by the university  City Press 

It is “up to scientists to free themselves…from the tyranny of academic publishers by refusing to perform free peer-reviews for them  PeerJ  

Professor in Prostitution Sting Says He Was Doing 'Research'   KAAL-TV

Did Utah professor confess to viewing child porn to class?  Desert News

 

Articles of Interest - March 18

***JOURNALISM

Why Trump, in the era of fake news, is fueling journalism majors  Roll Call

Fox News’ Shep Smith: 'History will poorly reflect' on journalists 'who intentionally misinform' The Hill

How the Seattle Times used a breaking news approach on enterprise reporting  Better News

NYTimes Reporter Gets Bogus Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed As Judge Philosophizes About SLAPP Suits  Tech Dirt

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

The New York Times Is Planning to Experiment With Blockchain Publishing  Coindesk 

Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold  Associated Press

Facebook enters the news desert battle, trying to find enough local news for its Today In feature  Nieman Lab 

***TECHNOLOGY

Google is reportedly shutting down its in-house VR film studio  Tech Crunch 

Denver will allow smartphone voting for thousands of people  Denver Post

You will soon be able to pay your subway fare with your face in China  South China Morning Post

***BIG DATA & AI 

No, scientists didn’t just “reverse time” with a quantum computer  MIT Tech Review  

The NSA makes open source its cybersecurity tool Ghidra  Wired

Some scientists are arguing that the latest techniques in machine learning and AI represent a fundamentally new way of doing science  Quanta Magazine 

How Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Medicine  New York Times

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Twitter reveals big changes to conversations and new camera features  NBC News  

Can Too Much Time Online Make You Depressed?  NPR

'Distracted boyfriend' couple star in Hungary pro-family ads  BBC 

The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is Google Docs  The Atlantic  

***FACEBOOK

Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You  Wired  

Facebook's sloppy data-sharing deals might be criminal  Wired

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Facial recognition's 'dirty little secret': Millions of online photos scraped without consent  NBC News

Scientific American: The Internet Knows You Better Than Your Spouse Does  Scientific American

Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option  Digital Trends

Facebook faces fresh questions over when it knew of data harvesting  The Guardian  

***PRIVACY & GOOGLE

What Google Knows About You  Axios 

Google Quietly Adds Search Engine Privacy Option To Chrome - Here's How To Enable It  Forbes

***PRODUCING MEDIA

Calendars might be the next great online publishing tool  Poynter 

***INTERNET

At age 30, World Wide Web is 'not the web we wanted'  ABC News

50 Years of the Internet: What we Learned & Where we are going next  Tech Crunch  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

The Value of Community  Becoming (my blog) 

Sorry to bother you, but do you say “sorry” too much? What to say instead  Ted Ideas

***WRITING & READING

Publisher withdraws Derek Thomas’ Acts commentary due to plagiarism by the Presbyterian Pastor  World Magazine

Public demand apology from artist at center of plagiarism scandal  Global Times

***LANGUAGE

Mistakes are the engine of language’s evolution  Economist 

How ‘F’ Sounds Might Break a Fundamental Rule of Linguistics The Atlantic

The fact that people can use “literally” about things that can’t possibly be factual may literally make your blood boil Daily Jstor

***LITERATURE 

Why should you read Sylvia Plath? (video)  TED-Ed  

When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!  Open Culture

So many arguments are given against Shakespeare being gay – yet his sonnets contain their own message, that love is love (opinion)  Aeon

***GENDER   

If "Guys" Is Problematic, "Ya'll" Is Problematic Too  The Stranger

The share of women in legislatures around the world is growing, but they are still underrepresented  Pew Research Center

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Black editor steps down from Alabama newspaper that called for KKK to ‘ride again’  AL.com

Mastermind Behind College Admission Scam Reportedly Faked Ethnicity of Students On Applications  BET  

***FREE SPEECH

Court: Flipping the bird to cop is free speech  Washington Post

How Businesses Are Testing the Limits of Free Speech  Wharton 

***LEGAL ISSUES  

Timbs v. Indiana: Supreme Court on Policing for Profit  The Atlantic 

Who Owns a Meme? A legal battle over Fortnite raises many questions without clear answers  One Zero 

'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Deemed Copyright Fair Use by Judge  Hollywood Reporter

Two Examples of How Courts Interpret Emojis  Technology & Marketing Law Blog  

***LEGAL ISSUES: DEFAMATION   

Tweet Containing Question Mark Isn’t Defamatory  Technology & Marketing Law Blog   

Tennessee high court rules for reporter in defamation suit  ABC News

Nicholas Sandmann’s legal case against CNN is basically “MAGA”  Slate 

***CRIME 

Public regularly denied access to police officer videos  Associated Press 

AI is being used to predict crime and send people to jail, but it could be just as biased as humans CNBC 

***RELIGION

The Gospel Coalition, pastor CJ Mahoney and Sexual Abuse (opinion)  Medium

Teen suspended after posting Bible verses around school, district says there's more to the story  WLWT  

Survey: Faith groups maintain widespread support for LGBT protection laws  National Catholic Reporter 

Inside Denver's International Church of Cannabis  Cosmopolitan  

Giant underwater Jesus draws hundreds to frozen Lake Michigan  Fox News

Belief in aliens could be America’s next religion  The Outline 

***RELIGION OUTSIDE THE U.S.

China official says West using Christianity to undermine country  Reuters

Meet Romania's very internet-savvy witch community  Wired

***RELIGION AND MONEY

Bible signed by Trump fetches $325 on eBay  Fox News 

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability suspends Chicago-area megachurch Religious News Service 

ECFA appears to lack meaningful oversight of members’ financies (opinion)  The Throckmorton Blog

***THE MOSQUE ATTACK IN NZ 

People Leaving Flowers at Mosques After Christchurch Attack  TIME 

Sikhs In New Zealand Are Helping Victims Of Shooting With Free Langars  StoryPick 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

Evangelical approval of Trump remains high, but other religious groups are less supportive  Pew Research Center

***GOOD NEWS

Egg Boy' to donate money raised for him towards victims of Christchurch attack  New Zealand Herald 

New Jersey teen overcomes homelessness, gets accepted to 17 colleges  CNN

The "Trashtag Challenge" Is A Wonderful Viral Trend That Has People Picking Up Trash Everywhere  BuzzFeed News  

You got this!’: Mom who beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer writes open letter to Alex Trebek  FOX-8

Chess Champion 8 year old Homeless Refugee  New York Times

***REALLY?!

Loose cow ends up at Chick-fil-a following police chase  Tribune Media Wire 

Sons prank dad with giant billboard for birthday, prompting calls from around the world  FOX 4 Kansas City 

50 years after graduation, University of Michigan alum receives congratulatory telegram Michigan Live 

Vermont town elects goat named Lincoln as its honorary mayor  Associated Press  

Slovenian woman's hand sawn off 'in insurance fraud'  BBC News

***ART & DESIGN

If Your Favorite Typefaces Were Celebrities  Medium  

Healing the Healers: Art among physicians  Forbes 

***MUSIC 

Tom Odell: “I couldn’t make the music I make today without having learned music theory” Music Radar

The BBC cutting Late Junction is a blow for experimental music  The Guardian 

 ***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Senate easily approves bill giving sex abuse victims more time to sue  Politico  

Gallup Survey: ewer men say sexual harassment in the workplace is major problem The Hill

Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias New York Times

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

The College Scam Is Exposing All the Legal Ways Rich People Game Society  VICE  

11 death penalty states haven’t used it in a decade or more  Pew Research Center

What the college admissions scandal reveals about the psychology of wealth in America  Vox

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick Doctors’ bills play a role in 60 percent of personal-bankruptcy filings The Atlantic

***ENVIRONMENT

A relatively painless guide to cutting plastic out of your life  Fast Company  

Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?  NPR 

***HEALTH

Being a couch potato 'bad for the memory of over-50s'  BBC 

How to Negotiate Down Your Hospital Bills  The Atlantic

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms  MIT News 

Electronic Health Records' Side Effects: Fraud, Burnout And Headaches  NPR 

Unvaccinated student is suing for ban during a chicken pox outbreak – Says he refuses to get vaccinated because of his Christian faith  BongBong

***TRAVEL

See Photos of This Year's California Super Bloom  Travel + Leisure

25 Healthy Travel Airplane Snacks to Keep In Your Carry-On  Women’s Day 

***FOOD

Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food The Guardian

The Most Popular Pie in Every State  ChowHound 

***PARENTING 

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood  New York Times

Parents Are Only Happy with Kids When They Can Afford Them  Fatherly

***RELATIONSHIPS

How People Meet Their Partners  FlowingData 

Why millennials are writing contracts for their relationships  Washington Post

***ANIMALS 

A Couple Created Good Boy, A Line Of Beer Your Dog Can Drink  Delish  

Barking drones used on farms instead of sheep dogs  Radio NZ

Snoop The Dog Is Loving Life In New Home After Being Abandoned  LADbible

Georgetown’s Kitten Lounge makes the cat cafe around the corner seem like old mews  The Washington Post  

Viral cat videos and the man who watches thousands of them  BBC 

***SCIENCE

Science tends to be presented as a firmly established epistemological method: but it isn't  Medium 

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms  MIT News

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Why Do People Believe in Pseudoscience?  Gizmodo  

Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness  American Assoc of Family Physicians 

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Forgetting Uses More Brain Power Than Remembering  UT News 

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?  Ed Surge 

***ETHICS

Moratorium On Gene-Edited Babies Urged By Leading Geneticists  NPR

An unpleasant scientific practice called ethics dumping where Rich-world scientists conduct questionable experiments in poor countries  Economist

The seven moral rules that supposedly unite humanity  Quartz  

The Larger Lie Beyond the College Admissions Bribery Case  TIME

***RESEARCH 

University College Dublin issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app  The Journal.ie 

Continued Citation of Retracted Radiation Oncology Literature—Do We Have a Problem?  Int Journal of Radiation Oncology

Even the head of $6M liver study doesn’t know what’s going on at San Diego VA  Inewsource

How to write a good scientific paper  Brunel University London  The Journal  

Improving the peer review process: a proposed market system  Scientometrics 

Should journals become more like content curators? ResearchResearch

Ten myths around open scholarly publishing  PeerJ 

The systemic problem behind the rise of retractions   Perspectives on Behavior Science  

***HIGHER ED

Celebrities among 50 charged in college admissions scam for unworthy kids, prosecutors say  Vice

College Access And Inequality  NPR 

The U. of Southern California Is on the Rise. Why Is It a Hotbed of Scandal?  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again)  San Gabriel Valley Tribune 

PCUSA’s only seminary in Western US to become part of nonsectarian Calif University  Christian Post

***TEACHING

Research scholars to air problems with using 'grit' at school  The Hechinger Report

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Students At UCLA Weigh In On College Admissions Scandal With 'Daily Bruin' Editorial  NPR

***STUDENT LIFE

No One Asks the Top CEOs Where They Went to College  Bloomberg 

Orange County, Calif., School District Responds To Students' Offensive Social Media  NPR

Millennials really are special, data show Washington Post

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Popular alternative-academic career platform owned by foundation behind the admissions scheme  Inside Higher Ed

FBI: Former assistant planned to kill professor with ax  Associated Press

Adjunct faculty at Elon University vote to unionize Greensboro

Articles of Interest - March 11

***TECHNOLOGY

How Voice Computing will Transform our lives: The search for a perfect answer to an inquiry  Wired

People were once terrified of travelling in lifts without operators. Makers of driverless cars should take note 1843 Magazine

Where Alexa Gets its Information  Wired  

Kick the keyboard: other ways to get text onto your screen  Wired

***TECHNOLOGY: FACIAL RECOGNITION 

The US Government Will Be Scanning Your Face At 20 Top Airports, Documents Show BuzzFeed News

How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition—surveillance at concerts is just the beginning The Guardian

***BIG DATA & AI 

How Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Medicine  New York Times

Why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions  The Guardian  

Maneuvering satellites using solar panels  Economist 

Using AI so that software analyzes scripted film footage and splices together edits for would-be filmmakers  Wired

Neural networks use an "activation atlas" to teach themselves how to identify images  Wired

Why data science teams need generalists not specialists Harvard Business Review

A new system that reads millions of tweets for mentions of software security vulnerabilities can tell systems administrators what bugs they really need to patch  Wired

McAfee: Keep an eye on the humans pulling the levers, not the AIs  Artificial Intelligence News

AI-powered apps could make us more creative—or less human  Wired 

Japanese startup develops artificial intelligence software that hunts for potential shoplifters with suspicious body language  Bloomberg

Quantum physics could protect the grid from hackers—maybe  Wired 

***JOURNALISM

Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database  NBC 7  

How We Mapped More Than 100 Years Of Wildfire History  Open News

As newspapers close, role of government watchdog disappears  Associated Press

The importance of FOIA reporting at a national level  MuckRock 

The Daily Quiz That Teaches Journalists How to Geolocate Images  Global Investigative Journalism Network 

How they did it: Reporters uncovered Trump hush payments to two women  Journalist’s Resource  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

NBC News Streaming Service To Launch In May  Media Post  

***FAKE NEWS

On Amazon, a Qanon conspiracy book climbs the charts — with an algorithmic push  NBC News

Memes, doxxing and doctored content: Understanding the tactics of disinformation for brands Digiday 

Finding Facts in a world of fakes  Wired

What Facebook is Getting Wrong in the Fight Against Fake News  Vice 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

The Special Curse of Living on Instagram's Favorite Street City Lab

A beginner’s guide to using TikTok  Wired

Millions of Ugandans quit internet services as social media tax takes effect  The Guardian

The Queen is now on Instagram Engadget 

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You  Wired     

Is digital minimalism the answer to our distracted lives?  Fast Company  

Russians are shunning state-controlled TV for YouTube  Economist

***FACEBOOK 

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has an escape hatch in his office in case of emergency BGR

Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll reorient the company toward encryption and privacy Washington Post  

Facebook's latest feature lets you leave 'Tributes' on accounts whose owner has passed away Mashable

After taking them down, Facebook restores Elizabeth Warren ads calling for breakup of Facebook  BoingBoing  

***MOBILE 

7 key findings about mobile phone and social media use in emerging economies  Pew Research Center

How Mobile Phones Represent Your Social Network  Science Trends 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018 ZdNet

Disputed N.S.A. Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says  New York Times

The fourth attempt in 45 years turns on how federal law will supersede state laws  Economist

Inside the mass invasion of your privacy  Axios

***INTERNET

Shouldn’t we all have seamless micropayments through the internet by now?  Wired  

Vladimir Putin wants to stifle the internet  Economist

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Diversity’s connection to Creativity  Becoming (my blog)

Why Partisanship Changes How People React To Noncontroversial Statements  NPR

Our Culture of Contempt The problem in America today is not incivility or intolerance. It’s something far worse  New York Times

***TEACHING

Major survey: Profs worry about discrimination but aren't prepared to deal with classroom conflicts over diversity  Inside Higher Ed

The growth mindset problem A generation of schoolchildren is being exhorted to believe in their brain’s elasticity. Does it really help them learn?  Aeon

***GRAMMAR

What to look for in a usage and grammar guide  Economist 

Applications are open for the toughest job in grammar  Quartz

***WRITING & READING

In SF’s Mission Bay, the surprise — and draw for writing center — is the kids  SF Chronicle

Teaching Great Writing One Sentence at a Time  New York Times

***PLAGIARISM  

Why a Plagiarism-Detection Company Is Now a Billion-Dollar Business  Chronicle of Higher Education

Girl, Get Some Footnotes: Rachel Hollis, Hustle, and Plagiarism Problems  Christianity Today  

Former Indiana University South Bend employees embroiled in lawsuit alleging plagiarism South Bend Tribune

Top Chinese officials, including former vice-president, plagiarised university theses  The Straits Times

***LANGUAGE

People speak to express themselves rather than to propound facts  Economist 

Poetry slams are helping to revitalise the Basque language  Economist

***LITERATURE

Artificial Intelligence Identifies the Six Main Arcs in Storytelling: Welcome to the Brave New World of Literary Criticism  Open Culture 

House that ‘inspired’ Wuthering Heights on sale for more than £1m  The Independent

Tolkien’s drawings reveal a wizard at work  1843 Magazine

***GENDER   

Where are the Women’s Teams? Trump ignores women’s champions in White House Sports Ceremonies  Washington Post

Gender bias in peer review – opening up the black box  London School of Economics & Political Science  

8 notable women in Christian history  Christian Post  

Gender differences in peer review outcomes and manuscript impact at six journals of ecology and evolution  Wiley Online Library   

Eight statistics about gender inequality for International Women’s Day  Quartz  

A small step for women Progress in the boardroom is only a start Economist

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Can I play that? (video) Saturday Night Live

A Professor Has Long Used a Racial Slur in Class to Teach Free-Speech Law. No More, He Says Chronicle of Higher Education

***FREE SPEECH

Florida sixth-grader arrested in Pledge of Allegiance dispute will not be prosecuted CNN

Why the ACLU defends white nationalists' free speech  CBS News

The Inextricable Link Between Modern Free Speech Law and the Civil Rights Movement  Electronic Frontier Foundation  

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Supreme Court Requires Completed Copyright Registration Before Filing Suit  Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

'Fortnite' Legal Dance Battles Paused Following Supreme Court Ruling  Hollywood Reporter

***CRIME 

A new method of DNA Testing could solve more Shootings  Wired 

A transgender wing seeks to resolve a clash of prisoners’ rights Economist

***RELIGION

6 in 10 Protestant churches are plateaued or declining in attendance  Lifeway Research

Girl, stop reading: How an evangelical self-help guru fuels America’s happiness dilemma (opinion)  Washington Examiner 

How Americans' drinking habits vary by their religion  Pew Research Center  

An Instagram-worthy Bible aimed at millennials  Washington Post 

Lamb of God frontman organizes ‘kazoo champagne counter-party’ during planned hate group picketing WTVR 

Cult leader claims to be able to cure cancer with breast massages and BURPS  Daily Star  

What Is Hell? It Depends on Who You Ask  The Walrus  

17 Signs That You’d Qualify as a Witch in the 1600s (video)  Mental Floss

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

The politicisation of white evangelical Christianity is hurting it  Economist

America’s porous wall between church and state A Supreme Court case could make the holes bigger  Economist 

***ISLAM

The 30m Muslims living in Europe and America are gradually becoming integrated  Economist 

Western governments want to have more influence on Muslim practice with their own borders  Economist 

***GOOD NEWS

Father-daughter duo completes rowing trip across Atlantic Ocean  CBC

Teen saves for years to surprise friend with new wheelchair  WTOC

Trainer with autism opens gym specifically for clients with autism  WTSP    

Air Canada pilot orders 23 pizzas to Halifax-bound plane stranded on tarmac  CBC  

Dad opened doughnut shop in Texas, but nobody showed up: His son’s tweet changed that  The Wichita Eagle 

***REALLY?!

Woman Wins $10,000 For Reading Fine Print  NPR

'Florida Man Night,' where one law will be broken per inning, is actually coming to a minor league ballpark  CBS Sports  

***ART & DESIGN

Finalists From Smithsonian Magazine's 2018 Photo Contest  The Atlantic 

Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece: A Break Down of His Late, Great Painting, The Night Café (video)  Nerdwriter1 

The Secrets of the World's Greatest Art Thief  GQ 

***FILM

Movies You Missed: 'A Face In The Crowd'  NPR

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

The video game subscription wars are on Axios 

***FREELANCE WRITING

Elite Daily is taking personal essay pitches about sexual assault

JSTOR Daily is accepting pitches for its Spring 2019 edition  

Electric Lit is seeking pitches about books that shifted your opinion  

Curiosity Magazine is taking your pitches  

The Bold Italic is seeking freelance contributors outside of the Bay Area

Road Grays magazine is looking for nonfiction stories that use baseball as a lens to see the world

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same MIT Technology Review

Most Sinful States in America  Wallet Hub

The Least Politically Prejudiced Place in America The Atlantic

The scandal-ridden industry of migrant child shelters Axios

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

One of the world’s biggest video games developers is going after the cheaters  1843 Magazine

A new book explains how managers are challenged by changing customer behaviour  Economist

The popularity of employee surveys  Economist

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With How Much They Work? Americans’ devotion to their jobs actually hasn’t changed that much  Slate 

***ENVIRONMENT

A Light Installation in a Scottish Coastal Town Vividly Shows Future Sea Level Rise Kottke

A Popular Benefit of Houseplants Is a Myth  The Atlantic

***WATER

Climate change and population growth are making the world’s water woes more urgent Economist 

Poisoned and over-exploited, many rivers are in a parlous state  Economist

Disputes over water will be an increasing source of international tension  Economist

Manufactured water can supplement the natural stuff, but never replace it  Economist

The best way to solve the world’s water woes is to use less of it  Economist

***HEALTH  

FDA Confirms Asbestos in Makeup Sold at Claire's  Mental Floss

Arkansas puts work requirements on Medicaid  Economist 

Sleep or Die: Neuroscientist Matthew Walker Explains How Sleep Can Restore or Imperil Our Health  Open Culture 

Generic Humalog Insulin: A New Option, 'Not A Panacea' NPR 

New study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age Health Data 

8 Scientific Benefits of Napping  Mental Floss 

***HEALTH: VACCINATIONS 

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms CNN

Wisconsin man criminally charged for allegedly breaking measles quarantine to go to gym  NBC News 

The Real Horror of the Anti-Vaxxers This isn’t just a public health crisis. It’s a public sanity one New York Times

***HEALTH RESEARCH

Researchers pinpoint specific brain signals linked to autism Science Daily

Robots and End of Life Care  Economist

***TRAVEL

United States citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021 CNN

***FOOD 

“Wellness Beers” are a thing now—Here’s what you need to know  Bon Appetit

15 Cool Facts About Frozen Food  Mental Floss

For your mouth only: welcome to the era of personalised food 1843 Magazine  

The Rise of fast-casual “Food Platforms”  Wired

***FAMILY

New fears rise about kids online  Axios

How to keep parents from fleeing STEM careers  Wired 

Teaching Kids To Control Their Anger  NPR

***ANIMALS 

Michigan State study: Dogs' personality traits are shaped by their owners  Detroit Free Press

Cat Saves Florida Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  CBS Miami

***SCIENCE

The periodic table is 150 years old this week: Its creation is a perfect illustration of how science progresses  Economist

Genetic tests reveal that the ancestry of some cancer cell lines is misclassified  Chemical & Engineering News

***PSYCHOLOGY  

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug’s cousin  Associated Press 

The Prevalence of Marginally Significant Results in Psychology Over Time  Sage Publication

***PHILOSOPHY

The Cringe-Inducing Humor of The Office Explained with Philosophical Theories of Mind  Open Culture 

35 Brilliant Women from the History of Philosophy  Medium 

***PRODUCTIVITY

Microsoft’s Excel app lets you enter data to spreadsheet directly from a photo  Digit.in

7 years ago, Google set out to find what makes the 'perfect' team — and what they found shocked other researchers  CNBC

***ETHICS

A 25-year battle to improve the image of McDonald’s Do you want ethics with that? Economist

***CHINA

China database lists 'breedready' status of 1.8 million women  The Guardian

China recruits Westerners to sell its “democracy” Economist

China banned millions of people with poor social credit from transportation in 2018 The Verge

Planet Money Corrects Misconceptions About China's Economy  NPR

China’s formerly white-hot tech sector is in the doldrums Economist

***RESEARCH 

Peer-review experiments tracked in online repository  Nature 

Pro-payday lending research given to CFPB had curious beginning  Washington Post

NIH letters asking about undisclosed foreign ties rattle U.S. universities  Science Magazine   

***HIGHER ED

Another Small New England College Closes  Inside Higher Ed 

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum  SFGate

Dean resigns over school's choice to not allow Chick-Fil-A  ABC-13

CEOs tell Trump they are hiring more Americans without college degrees  Yahoo Finance

Hackers Broke Into Admissions Databases at 3 Colleges — and Then Offered to Sell Applicants Their Files Chronicle of Higher Education

The Humanities at Community Colleges  Inside Higher Ed

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Christian college professor defends school after conservative commentator calls it a 'university no one has heard of' on Twitter   Des Moines Register

Liberty University Invites Ocasio-Cortez To Speak  Daily Wire

Oklahoma Christian works to right a wrong against black students 50 years ago  News-OK 

Evangelical Christian University Blocks Pro-Life Speaker Star Parker from Appearing on Campus  CBN

The Master’s University Still on Academic Probation, President Transition Required by End of 2019  Warren Throckmorton’s Blog 

Methodist Colleges and Seminaries React to Sexual Orientation Vote  Inside Higher Ed

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Why NYT’s Theodore Kim ticked off a squillion journalism folks with his list of Amazing J-Schools—and why you shouldn’t care about it at all (opinion)  Dynamics of Writing  

Student Newspapers stolen after story about former Catholic university professor accused of child abuse by diocese  Student Press Law Center 

***STUDENT LIFE 

Drugs, sex and alcohol are losing their appeal for American teens  Axios

Millennials care about job titles so much they’ll take a pay cut for them Quartz

Portland State student died from Ambien prescribed by student health center, $25 million lawsuit says Oregon Live  

The high cost of college textbooks, explained  Vox  

Millennials buried in debt can't buy into American Dream Detroit Free Press

High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships CBS News

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Wisconsin professor has been charged with sexual assault  Jstor online

By proclaiming the gospel of human progress, Steven Pinker has made a lot of enemies:  “The nastiest academic responses I have seen come from humanities professors” Chronicle of Higher Ed  

Why Florida is Struggling to Fill more than 2000 Teaching Positions  Washington Post  

KU engineering professor suspended from class after telling student to ‘learn English’  Lawrence Journal-World