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  

Articles of Interest - March 4

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Why the Life-Insurance Industry Wants to Creep on Your Instagram  New Yorker

Apps Give Private Data To Facebook Without User's Knowledge or Permission  NPR 

Facebook Slammed For Listing Users Phone Numbers  Media Post

Two years after going public, Snap’s problems are still all about growth  Recode

***TECHNOLOGY 

China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced  MIT Technology Review 

Silicon Valley Raises Questions On Ethics Of New Technology And Social Media  NPR

On Remote pacific island children now get life-saving vaccines from drones  Fast Company

***JOURNALISM

The New York Times is taking its opinion video coverage in a new, YouTube direction  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Poll: How does the public think journalism happens?  Columbia Journalism Review 

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

What you need to know before starting your Journalism crowdfunding campaign  European Journalism Centre

PAC-Connected Activists Set Up ‘Local News’ Outlets  Snopes

***FAKE NEWS 

This 21-year-old tweeted lies about Robert Mueller and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, he’s eyeing the 2020 election  USA Today

How to spot fake photos online  Fast Company

The anti-vaxxers' impact  The Week 

The Fake Sex Doctor Who Conned the Media Into Publicizing His Bizarre Research  Gizmodo 

Widower, stepdaughter who blamed panhandler for woman's stabbing death in Baltimore arrested in her killing  Baltimore Sun 

***FAKE NEWS: MOMO

The Momo Challenge Is Not Real  The Atlantic

How local TV news stations are playing a major (and enthusiastic) role in spreading the Momo hoax   Harvard’s Nieman Lab

How to Not Fall for Viral Scares Like Momo  Wired 

Schools, police and media told to stop promoting Momo hoax  The Guardian

***MOBILE  

Your smartphone screen is probably disgusting: Here's how to clean it  USA Today  

Want a Folding Phone? Hold out for Glass  Wired 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Why Are Bots Unable to Check "I Am Not a Robot" Checkboxes?  Quora

‘You can track everything’: the parents who digitise their babies’ lives  The Guardian

Major Airlines Confirmed There Are Cameras On Some Seatback Entertainment Screens  Bustle

A second life for the 'do not track' setting—with teeth  Wired  

How to set up a VPN for increased security and privacy  The Verge

Social networks put your privacy at risk, even when you don’t have an account  Quartz

***PRODUCING MEDIA

What’s new in WordPress 5.0?  Creative Bloq

This app makes it easy to create shareable video content, and it's on sale  Mashable 

***INTERNET

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'   Vice

FTC ruling sees Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M for violating children’s privacy law, app updated with age gate  Tech Crunch  

The Life of a Comment Moderator for a Right-Wing Website  New York Times

***BIG DATA & AI 

The qualities that make for a successful data science team  KD Nuggets 

One area where Spark and Hadoop are having an especially strong impact revolves around cancer research  Datanami  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

The Mental Fog Begins to Lift  Becoming (my blog)

Crossing Divides: The friends who are good for your brain  BBC News

A Harvard Psychologist Shows How to Change Those Limiting Beliefs You Still Have About Yourself Inc

***GRAMMAR 

The three most useless English language “rules” you can ignore  Quartz 

When Did the Verb “To Be” Enter the English Language?  Daily Jstor 

***WRITING & READING

The Surprising Origin Of Using Symbols Like #$%@! To Represent Curse Words In Print (video)  Digg

Vatican spokesman Fr. Thomas Rosica resigns from college board after plagiarism apology; Jesuits withdraw award  Catholic News Agency 

Self-plagiarism: When is re-purposing text ethically justifiable?  London School of Economics & Political Science  

Plagiarize-Proof Your Writing Assignments  Faculty Focus

***LITERATURE

Sorry, but Jane Eyre Isn’t the Romance You Want It to Be  Daily Jstor 

***GENDER   

Cycling race in Belgium is delayed because a woman almost caught the male riders – who started first Chicago Tribune

How neuroscience is exploding the myth of male and female brains  New Scientist  

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

France: An old hatred grows stronger  The Week  

Bill Jenkins, Who Tried to Halt Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Dies at 73  New York Times 

***FREE SPEECH

Trump says he'll issue order protecting campus free speech  Associated Press 

The Tyranny Of Copyright: How A Once-Humble Legal Issue Has Tormented A Generation Of Speech  Tech Dirt  

***LEGAL ISSUES 

In Retrospect, Expert’s ‘How To Make Child Pornography’ Exhibit Might Have Been A Bad Idea  Above the Law

Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of World War I Memorial Cross On Public Land  NPR

How a flare-up at Harvard Law could undermine legal rights for everybody else  The Week 

Disability Rights Group Sues San Diego Over Scooters On Sidewalks  NPR

***LEGAL ISSUES: COPYRIGHT

Fortnite dance lawsuits are bad for copyright and bad for culture  The Verg

Community Theaters Kill 'Mockingbird' Productions After Lawsuit Threat  NPR

***CRIME 

California Keeps a Secret List of Criminal Cops But Says You Can't Have It  KQED

Supreme Court: Nebraska county owes $28M for wrongful convictions  Associated Press 

Unable to Post Bail? You Will Pay for That for Many Years  New York Times 

***RELIGION

Christian radio personality 'Uncle Charlie' dies  Christian Post  

Southern Baptist group clears 6 churches of violating sex abuse standards  Christian Post

Nazirite firefighter who promised God not to cut hair settles with Utica on religious lawsuit  Utica Observer Dispatch

***RELIGION OUTSIDE THE U.S.

South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for 'resurrection stunt'  BBC News

Egyptian Christians Left With Nowhere To Pray But The Street  NPR

***MEGACHURCHES 

How a Radio Shock Jock Helped Bring Down a Megachurch Pastor  Slate

Megachurch pastor Bill Hybels resigns from Willow Creek after women allege misconduct  The Washington Post 

***MISSIONARIES 

Gospel for Asia Settles Lawsuit with $37 Million Refund to Donors  Christianity Today

FBI Raid of Christian Missionary’s Home Found Thousands of Bones  Indy Star

***RELIGION & LGBTQ   

Methodists reject a proposal to allow openly gay clergy and same-sex marriage  CNN

Lesbian Bishop Responds To LGBTQ Ban In United Methodist Church  NPR

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy  PBS 

Growing Closer After Changing Faiths  NPR 

Rift over gay rights comes as United Methodists in U.S. have become more accepting of homosexuality  Pew Research Center

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

Arkansas church insists sign saying ‘heaven has strict immigration laws’ was not political  Fox News 

***GOOD NEWS 

The Book Catapult stayed open by the grace of its competitors  The Washington Post 

'That tank saved my life:' 95-year-old World War II veteran gets surprise of a lifetime  KETV

Montreal man walks the city streets, donating coins he finds to charity  Canadian Broadcasting Company 

Man restores, donates dozens of power wheelchairs - from a wheelchair  KARE

Oklahoma teacher, book collector makes hobby of reuniting families with meaningful bookmarks  KFOR

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut  WLOX

Meet the street nun helping people make a living from New York's cans  The Guardian

National Geographic 2019 Adventurer of the Year  National Geographic 

***REALLY?!

Top Florida Man Stories of All Time  Miami Herald 

Woman goes to Olive Garden in Utah and announces she stabbed her mother St. Louis Tribune

***ART & DESIGN

You Are Killing Me with Your Tiny Fonts  GQ

A Brief History of LGBT+ Design  Try Design Lab 

Apple picks the winners of its shot on an iPhone photo contest  Apple

The Fascinating Legal Conundrum Facing Banksy  Fast Company

The Secrets of the World's Greatest Art Thief  GQ

The Favourite is an Oscar-nominated design masterpiece  Fast Company

Frida Kahlo’s Forgotten Politics  Jstor

When Gorgeous Architectural Landmarks Are Also Monuments to Fascism  Atlas Obscura  

***MUSIC  

A Guide to Harry Nilsson, Who You've Loved Forever Without Knowing It  Noisey

Dido Returns With Family-Focused Album 'Still On My Mind'  NPR

Scam Season Comes for the Orchestra  Vulture 

***FILM

U.S. Music Industry Posts Third Straight Year of Double-Digit Growth  Variety

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Digital ads expected to crush everything else this year  Axios 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

When the Bully Is the Boss  New York Times

Walmart Is Eliminating People Greeters. Workers With Disabilities Feel Targeted  NPR

Five big winners tell what happens when you hit the jackpot, from free milk for life to a mountain of KFC  The Guardian

For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver  The Atlantic 

Amazon conspicuously fails to safeguard the interests of small businesses while advancing its own at their expense  Inc 

Highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants live in a work culture that favor the already affluent  The Atlantic

Is Business School a Waste of Time?  Inc. 

***JOB SEARCH ADVICE 

Delete these eight words from your resume immediately  Yahoo News 

Want to Save Everyone's Time in a Job Interview? The Top 6 Questions Smart Companies Are Asking Now  Inc

LinkedIn Just Added a Flurry of Features for Members Looking for New Positions  Ad Week 

***FREELANCING 

Ten tips for freelance writing  Story Bench  

How Freelance Labor Became the Unsung Casualty of Media Layoffs  The Observer

Atlas Obscura is looking for freelance pitches for upcoming editions 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Thousands Of Immigrant Children Say They Have Been Sexually Abused While In US Custody  BuzzFeed News  

Sexual harassment rife in Australian science, suggests first workplace survey  Nature

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Woman Delivers Stillborn Baby While in ICE Custody  New York Times

Marine's death from flesh-eating bacteria revealed military failures, thanks to mother refusing to let son die in vain  Newsweek 

Nearly Half of American jail inmates have a mental illness and two-thirds have a drug addition New Yorker

Colonialists are coming for blood—literally  Wired

***ENVIRONMENT 

Google and DeepMind are using AI to predict the energy output of wind farms  The Verge

Meet The White House's New Chief Climate Change Skeptic  NPR 

***VACCINES 

Arizona lawmaker calls mandatory measles vaccine 'communist' amid fight to control outbreaks  NBC News

Growing up unvaccinated: My anti-vaxx mother made me a health risk for the whole community USA Today 

Measles Outbreaks Prompt More States To Restrict Vaccine Exemptions  NPR

***HEALTH RESEARCH 

Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time'  BBC News 

Sleeping Late on Weekends Doesn’t Compensate for week-long exhaustion  Research Highlights    

FDA Expected To Approve Esketamine Nasal Spray For Depression  NPR  

Machine learning is far from ready for clinical practice of medicine  Health Care IT news

***TRAVEL 

Here are the Americans speaking at a hate group friendly with sanctioned Russian oligarchs  Think Progress

***FOOD

Drinkable' potato chips: the products keeping your phone grease-free  The Guardian

Why Are Pretzels Shaped Like That? And 17 Other Food Mysteries, Solved  The Daily Meal 

***CHILDREN

Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults  SciTech

Give your kid a name that travels well  The Week 

How To Communicate With Children On Difficult Subjects Such As Death  NPR

Storytelling Instead Of Scolding: Inuit Say It Makes Their Children More Cool-Headed  NPR

***RELATIONSHIPS

Kentucky man mistakenly gets wife turnips instead of tulips  WKRN 

Love, Marriage, and the ‘Wife Allowance’  Topic 

***ANIMALS 

Are Dog Parks Exclusionary?  CityLab  

Former NFL player travels cross-country with his dog  USA Today 

‘Pot dogs’ a growing concern for pet owners  Cape Cod Times

***SCIENCE

The Unsolved Mystery of the Earth Blobs  Earth & Space Science News 

Lawmaker: Ky. official state mineral is a rock, state rock is a mineral  WAVE

***NEUROSCIENCE  

Doctors removed one-sixth of this child’s brain — and what was left did something incredible  One Zero

How did reading and writing evolve? Neuroscience gives a clue  Phys.org 

***PHILOSOPHY

How Friedrich Nietzsche used ideas from the Ancient Cynics to explore the death of God and the nature of morality  Aeon

***PRODUCTIVITY 

There’s an optimal way to structure your day—and it’s not the 8-hour workday  Quartz

6 Tips to Maximize Productivity When You Have ADHD  Entrepreneur 

***HISTORY 

What's the Real American Story? (video)  Robert Reich 

Almost everything you know about U.S. borders is wrong  Chicago Tribune   

Border Walls are Symbols of Failure  Jstor

***RESEARCH 

Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices: Recommendations from a Scientific Integrity Consortium  SpringerLink 

Correlations between submission and acceptance of papers in peer review journals  SpringerLink

Preprints as Final Publication (opinion)  BioSerendipity  

Personality and fatal diseases: Revisiting a scientific scandal  Sage 

A Darpa program aims to assign a “credibility score” to research findings in the social and behavioral sciences which have been hit hard by the reproducibility crisis  Wired

***HIGHER ED

Most Americans don’t realize state funding for Higher Ed fell by billions  PBS 

The costs of academic publishing are absurd: The University of California is fighting back  Vox  

A warning about reinventing universities around technology: How UT-Austin’s Bold Plan for Reinvention Went Belly Up  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Purdue University pilot program that blocked access to Netflix and other streaming sites in lecture halls is being rolled out across all academic spaces on campus  Inside Higher Ed  

How Political Science Became Irrelevant: The field turned its back on the Beltway  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS  

Mike Pence to give commencement speech at Liberty  The Hill University   

Facing Title IX investigation, Christian university lets pregnant students stay in dorms  The College Fix

***HUMANITIES  

MIT President: the world needs engineers with a better grounding in the liberal arts, i.e.,there’s no such thing as a “tech person” in the age of AI  MIT Tech Review  

***TEACHING 

Almost 10,000 students went to this online school last year. 851 stayed the whole time Chalkbeat 

My Top 6 Books on Pedagogy  Inside Higher Ed 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

College wins lawsuit to cut bad professor's pay  Washington Examiner 

Ex-Virginia Tech biotech professor found guilty of grant fraud  The Roanoke Times     

Self-esteem, self-symbolizing, and academic recognition: behavioral evidence from curricula vitae  SpringerLink

A professor is accused of stealing a student's invention to make millions  CNN

New video shows exactly what was said during a heated discussion at the annual gathering of classicists in January. Does it change anything?  Inside Higher Ed

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Am I obligated to take down an embarrassing story if the subject of it asks?  Student Press Law Center

***STUDENT LIFE

Where Graduates Move After College  Wall Street Journal  

Millennials Face $1 Trillion Debt as Student Loans Pile Up  Bloomberg

University removed a student's satire website on race relations -- and restored it only after faced with legal pressure  Inside Higher Ed 

articles of interest - Feb 25

***JOURNALISM

An Arizona cop threatened to arrest a 12-year-old journalist: She wasn’t backing down  Washington Post 

Private employers: You can’t forbid your workers from talking to journalists  Poynter  

Coaching for women in journalism  Digital Women Leaders 

Five myths about journalism  The Washington Post 

RCFP receives $10 million investment from the Knight Foundation  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 

Chart: How the definition of “journalist” is changing  Recode

***JOURNALISM OUTSIDE THE U.S. 

Rethinking foreign reporting at the AP  Columbia Journalism Review

Economic woes hurt Chinese journalists as much as censorship does  Economist

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

Knight Foundation putting $300 million toward rebuilding local news  Poynter

Google May Employ More People Than the Entire U.S. Newspaper Industry  Bloomberg

23 Million Patrons of California's Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times for Free Online  Open Culture

National Enquirer’s biggest investors include California taxpayers and state workers Los Angeles Times

***FAKE NEWS

Liberals and Conservatives Are Both Susceptible to Fake News, but for Different Reasons   Scientific American Blog Network

Students with ADHD less likely to enroll in post-secondary education, study says  CTV News

The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes  Wired 

Twitter Trolls And 2020  NPR 

It will take more than NewsGuard’s team of journalists to stop the spread of fake news  Recode

***TECHNOLOGY

Apple is prioritizing AR — and that’s a good thing  VentureBeat 

***BIG DATA & AI 

A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artist  MIT Tech Review  

Two satellites almost crashed—here’s how they dodged it  Wired 

“Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong”  BBC 

Treat Failure like a Scientist

Two profs have created a web game where you try to determine which of two images is real and which is generated by the neural net  Digg 

This algorithm dreams up convincing articles and shows how AI could power disinformation campaigns filled with fake news  Medium 

Can We Trust Scientific Discoveries Made Using Machine Learning?  Technology Networks  

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Pinterest is blocking search results about vaccines to protect users from misinformation  Washington Post

Snapchat is in the middle of an identity crisis  Engadget 

How to catch a catfisher  The Guardian

America’s cops take an interest in social media  Economist  

Japanese teen's aborted bid to hitchhike across the United States divides social media  Japan Times 

Twitch is a video streaming platform where millions of people broadcast their lives in real-time. Like unedited, raw, reality TV  WNYC 

***YOUTUBE

50 Amazing Skills You Can Learn on YouTube  Mental Floss 

A pediatrician exposes suicide tips for children hidden in videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids  Washington Post 

***FACEBOOK  

Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers target them directly  LA Times

Facebook's content moderation a mess, employees outraged, contractors have PTSD: Reports  BongBong

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America  The Verge

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

ATM Hacking Has Gotten So Easy, the Malware's a Game  Wired 

California Data Privacy Proposal May Give Law Tough New Teeth  Bloomberg

Google 'sorry' for hiding SECRET microphone in home camera – and says it 'forgot' to tell everyone  The Sun 

Android is helping kill passwords on a billion devices  Wired 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

National Geographic hit 100 million Instagram followers: To celebrate, it wants your images for free  Vox 

***INTERNET

Millions of websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal  Ars Technica 

Heartbreaking: This Man Works For A Website  Clickhole

Google Updates Test My Site Speed Tool  Media Post  

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

The most important factor in a relationship  Becoming (my blog) 

The Good-Enough Life: The desire for greatness can be an obstacle to our own potential (opinion) New York Times

***TEACHING 

Students have better educational outcomes in courses taught by those who have "growth mind-sets" than those who believe intelligence is fixed  Inside Higher Ed    

How One Professor Made Her Assignments More Relevant  The Chronicle of Higher Education

***WRITING & READING 

I stopped using exclamation points and lost all my friends  Wired 

The Philosophy of Creative Writing  Los Angeles Review of Books

***LANGUAGE

The surprising revival of the Hawaiian language  Economist

More children around the world are being taught in English, often badly  Economist

***LITERATURE

The myth of Pandora’s box (YouTube)  TEDx  

23 of the most unforgettable final sentences in fiction  Washington Post 

***GENDER   

The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019  Women’s Media Center 

Women now more educated than men, but lag in workforce  Axios

How a women-led news organization is holding the powerful to account in Brazil  International Consortium of Investigative Journalist

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Alabama newspaper editor calls on KKK to lynch Democrats  BBC  

Man shouts Nazi slogans, flashes gun at local coffee shop  The Plainsman

Athletes and activists who modeled themselves off Colin Kaepernick have continued their campaigns  Inside Higher Ed

Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?’ Student's essay sets off intense debate  Inside Higher Ed 

Americans Remain Deeply Ambivalent About Diversity  The Atlantic 

In 'Won Over,' Judge Chronicles His Evolution on Questions of Race After Growing Up in Jim Crow Mississippi (free registration req.’ed)  Law.com 

NPR host Lulu-Garcia Navarro on racial and gender diversity in news  Vox

Doctors and Racial Bias: Still a Long Way to Go  New York Times 

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel case  CNN

Copyright Office Refuses Registration for 'Fresh Prince' Star Alfonso Ribeiro's "Carlton Dance"  Hollywood Reporter

Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared  The Verge

Justice Thomas Assails Landmark US Libel Ruling That Protects Media  Voice of America

Covington Catholic Teen Nick Sandmann Files Defamation Suit Against The Washington Post; Fail To List Any Actual Defamation  TechDirt  

US Supreme Court to interpret FOIA Exemption on Trade Secrets  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 

Judge decides that twin son of binational gay couple entitled to birthright U.S. citizenship  LA Times

***RELIGION

Harvest Bible Chapel founder's sons resign as pastors  Daily Herald 

United Methodists’ LGBT Vote Will Reshape the Denomination  Christianity Today   

Why a centuries-old religious dispute over Ukraine's Orthodox Church matters today  The Conversation 

Are Christian leaders more likely to commit sexual sin? (opinion)  Christianity Today  

***RELIGION & SEXUAL ABUSE 

Southern Baptist churches hired dozens of leaders previously accused of sex offenses  Houston Chronicle  

Southern Baptists Announce Plans to Address Sexual Abuse  New York Times

***RELIGION AND THE LAW 

Culture wars heat up at the Supreme Court as justices consider whether giant World War II memorial cross can stay  CNBC 

***GOOD NEWS

N.J. cop’s $100 tip, touching note for pregnant diner waitress brought her to tears  NewJersey.com 

D.C. restaurant feeds the poor and homeless every single day  WJLA-TV   

103-year-old sworn in as junior ranger at Grand Canyon National Park  Good Morning America

Who says I can’t: How could someone born without arms or legs, who's never held a football, teach high school players how to throw, tackle or block?  ESPN 

24-year-old woman becomes first openly autistic person to practice law in Florida  WFLA  

***ART & DESIGN

The Artist Behind the Famous Bathroom Selfies  The Cut

Never forget David Bowie masterminded "the biggest art hoax in history"  Salon

Graphic Novels in the Age of Trump  New York Times

***MUSIC 

Yesterday Trailer (video)  

Reporter Jim DeRogatis On R. Kelly Charges  NPR

Why Musicians Are Starting Their Own Podcasts — And Why The Podcast Industry Should Pay Attention  Bello Collective  

***FILM

What's Up, Documentary? An 'Undeniable Golden Age' For Filmmakers  NPR 

The Oscars and the Illusion of Perfect Representation Images can falsify as well as depict reality; they can mislead as well as inspire  New York Times 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

Fornite’s January Revenue Dropped 48% in January but the lull likely won’t last long  TechCrunch 

***JOBS/INTERNSHIPS

This Is the Fastest Growing Job in America Right Now  Money

Resume Issues? This Organization Helps Young Adults Land Internships  NPR

Advice for student journalists applying to internships the SF Chronicle EIC  

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

A federal appeals court found that Iowa State officials were not indifferent to a sexual assault survivor when they declined to move the student she accused of rape  Inside Higher Ed

Sex trafficking, prostitution is anything but a 'victimless crime,' experts say  USA Today 

48% of Female Undergrads at Duke Say They Were Sexually Assaulted While Enrolled The Chronicle of Higher Education 

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

Record High # of Americans Name Government as Most Important Problem  Gallup

How to Create a Social Media Content Strategy  Social Media Today

Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industry  USA Today

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

6 stats that should surprise companies when dealing with office romances  Forbes

A New Benefit: Some Companies Help Workers Pay Down Student Loans  NPR  

***HEALTH

Extreme fasting: how Silicon Valley is rebranding eating disorders  The Guardian

The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles  Wired 

Anaesthetists say patients at risk after flawed oxygen guidelines  The Guardian  

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from opioid overdoses The federal response remains sluggish and inadequate  Economist  

The most effective form of exercise isn’t “exercise” at all  Quartz

***VACCINES 

High risk: anti-vaxxers in the delivery ward  The Guardian   

YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels  BuzzFeed News  

Why women are leading the anti-vaxx movement  Medium

How One Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations  NPR

***TRAVEL 

Grand Canyon tourists exposed to radiation, safety manager says  AzCentral

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses  SFGate

***FOOD 

The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry  NPR

***CHILDREN 

How to Grant Your Child an Inner Life  New Yorker 

When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online: Googling yourself has become a rite of passage  The Atlantic 

What I Gave My Kid Instead of a Smartphone  Human Parts 

***ANIMALS  

Man suffering ‘widow maker’ heart attack says dog saved his life  Fox-5

Dog's emotional reaction to 'The Lion King' movie (video)  ABC-11

Florida Church Offers Dog-Friendly Service (audio)  NPR

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Anger Can Be Contagious: Here's How To Stop The Spread  NPR 

The Psychiatrist Who Believed People Could Tell the Future  The New Yorker

***PHILOSOPHY 

How the World Thinks (podcast)  History Extra 

***HISTORY 

The Story of Storytelling What the hidden relationships of ancient folktales reveal about their evolution—and our own  Harpers 

Americans’ ignorance of history is a national scandal  New York Times 

When Nazis Took Manhattan  NPR   

***RESEARCH 

Ways to Detect p-hacking  Quora 

There’s not really a culture of strong criticism of bad science that happens through peer review  NPR 

***HIGHER ED 

How the US government created a fake university to snare immigrant students  The Guardian   

Amherst College goes 5 days without the internet  Inside Higher Ed

On Campuses, Electric Scooters Meet Speed Bumps  The Chronicle of Higher Education 

What Single Moms Need to Succeed in College  Inside Higher Ed 

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

Revolt at USC Over Dean’s Ouster  Inside Higher Ed

Most Americans say colleges should not consider race or ethnicity in  admissions  Pew Research Center

Cuts and talk of ending multiyear contracts at evangelical Christian university raise worries some faculty members are going to be targeted based on ideology  Inside Higher Ed   

Judges side with Missouri Baptist Convention in its long-running legal battle with Missouri Baptist University  News Tribune  

***ACADEMIC LIFE  

A Vanderbilt faculty member struggles to gain tenure bec of her MeToo activism  Inside Higher Ed

UC Berkeley suspends prominent professor accused of sexual harassment  SF Chronicle

Articles of Interest - week of Feb 18

***BIG DATA & AI 

IBM's AI loses debate to a human  Cnet  

Update on that study of p-hacking  Stat Modeling 

7 things we’ve learned about computer algorithms  Pew Research Center

“Someone who has malicious intent would be able to generate high-quality fake news” with this the AI text generator  Wired 

Major predictive policing algorithm is fundamentally flawed  Motherboard  

A look under the hood of an automated fake-news detection system  MIT 

Mirrorworld is all around us already—this marriage of the virtual and the physical may spark the next big tach platform  Wired

Some ideas on how to make use of Kaggle to get the data science ball rolling  Toward Data Science

***TECHNOLOGY

16% of US adults now own smartwatches  Tech Crunch 

How Should Self-Driving Cars Choose Who Not to Kill?  Medium   

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Facebook’s Future Is Private Groups, for Better and Worse  Bloomberg  

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Writing Style Erodes Our Trust in Facebook  The Blog of Slab 

The Tinder algorithm, explained  Vox  

Teenage journalists memorialize hundreds of gun-violence victims  Columbia Journalism Review     

***MOBILE 

US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017  Tech Crunch  

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism  The Guardian

Electric scooter reportedly vulnerable to hijacking hack  Cnet 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

The best WordPress hosting 2019  Tech Radar

***INTERNET 

Ads 'slows down' browsing speeds  BBC 

How badly is Google Books search broken, and why?  Sapping Attention

***EMAIL  

No, You Can’t Ignore Email: It’s Rude  New York Times  

Think I’ve Identified Email’s Fundamental Flaw  The Cut  

“Are you available for a quick task?” – Keep an eye out for the latest phishing scam hitting inboxes  TechRadar

***JOURNALISM 

A Crackdown On Journalism In The Philippines  NPR 

Journalists Can't Now Use A Database Of People's Phone Numbers And Addresses  Buzzfeed News 

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

The New York Times quietly paused its Snapchat channel  Digiday

Media Layoffs Hit Peak Since 2009 Great Recession  The Wrap  

Findings from our national study on reinventing local TV News  Storybench

Newsrooms are finally focusing on loyalty over pageviews: Here’s how to actually measure it  Poynter  

***FAKE NEWS

An Apocalyptic Preacher And QAnon Followers Made A Fake Pope Francis Quote Go Viral Buzzfeed News 

Most Canadians trust media, but a similar share worry about fake news being weaponized: survey  Global News 

Russian Trolls Promoted Anti-Vaccination Propaganda That May Have Caused Measles Outbreak Researcher Claims  Newsweek  

Why Misinformation Is About Who You Trust, Not What You Think  Nautil.us

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seen in public Monday: Conspiracy theorists still insist she’s dead Washington Post

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Surviving the brain-dissolving internet  Becoming (my blog)

Treat Failure Like a Scientist  James Clear Blog 

I’d like to tell you about the life-changing magic of not getting rid of things  Washington Post   

What’s all this fuss about “digital detox” — and does it really work?  Recode 

There's A Gap Between Perception And Reality When It Comes To Learning  NPR

***WRITING & READING

The Newest Way To Check Out Library Books In Houston? Vending Machines  Houston Public Media  Houston Public Media  

The Hardest Part of Writing Is Restarting  Chronicle of Higher Education  Chronicle of Higher Ed

5-Year-Old Logan Brinson Couldn't Find a Library Near Him—So He Opened One Himself  Mental Floss 

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction The Paris Review

***LANGUAGE

Slang by state: Words only locals know  USA Today 

American parents say their children are speaking in British accent after watching too much Peppa Pig  iTV 

***LITERATURE

Tolkien’s World: An Exhibition Transports Us to Middle-earth  New York Times  

How an Italian Writer’s Imaginary Garden Became a Place of Literary Pilgrimage  Atlas Obscura 

***GENDER   

 The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes  The Atlantic  

Three female students file class-action lawsuit against Yale University to allow women to join all-male fraternities  USA Today 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Ted Danson once wore blackface to roast Whoopi Goldberg, and it’s striking to read the coverage of that now Slate 

11-year-old arrested after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance  Bay News 9

After Black Student Is Kept Out of Class Discussion, NYU School Acknowledges ‘Institutional Racism’ Chronicle of Higher Ed 

US border agency sued for detaining two Spanish speakers  BBC 

When Fred Rogers and Francois Clemmons Broke Down Race Barriers on a Historic Episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1969)  Open Culture 

***FREE SPEECH

10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2019 (including Liberty University)  The FIRE 

What is ‘auditing,’ and why did a YouTuber get shot for doing it?  Washington Post

Another Politician Probably Violated the First Amendment By Blocking a Constituent on Twitter Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

Federal Judge Thinks The Best Fix For An Accidentally Unsealed Court Doc Is Prior Restraint  TechDirt 

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Fortnite's Appropriation Issue Isn't About Copyright Law, It's About Ethics  Waypoint

CNN, Dish Fight This Question in Court: Is The Weather Channel a News Network?  Hollywood Reporter 

Copyrighting a dance step? Between a Hard (Milly) Rock and a Copyright Office  The 1709 Blog

***RELIGION

I was hospitalized for depression. Faith helped me remember how to live  Washington Post 

Producer of ‘Silent Scream’ anti-abortion film dies  Miami Herald 

Founder Of Harvest Bible Chapel Fired For Misconduct And ‘Highly Inappropriate Comments’  Chicago CBS 

***RELIGION OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Missionaries and nurses trapped in Haiti as protests sweep country  CNN

Once a majority, Protestants now account for fewer than a third of Germans  Pew Research Center

***RELIGION & SEXUAL ABUSE  

Southern Baptist seminary chief regrets embrace of religious leader accused of hiding sex abuse  Courier-Journal

More than 100 Southern Baptist youth pastors convicted or charged in sex crimes  Houston Chronicle  

***RELIGION & CELEBRITIES 

Evangelicals claim Justin Bieber, but he won’t claim them  Washington Examiner  

Hillsong: Is this celeb-filled, Instagram-friendly church the new face of evangelicalism?  NBC News 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

A law beloved by evangelicals could stand in the way of Trump’s wall  Yahoo News  

Wyoming Senate rejects death penalty repeal, one senator citing Jesus' crucifixion as her rationale  The Week 

***GOOD NEWS

UPS driver’s instincts lead to rescue of elderly man  Fox 8   

CNY Taco Bell worker writes a feel-good message in each take-out order; customers love it   Syracuse.com

Inmates help police rescue Florida baby accidentally locked in car  USA Today

Doctors Said His Daughter Might Never Walk (video)  Digg 

***MUSIC 

"Rest in Vinyl” - A Company Will Press Your Ashes into a Working Vinyl Album  The Vintage News 

***FILM

A Peerless ‘War and Peace’ Film Is Restored to Its Former Glory  New York Times

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Crackpot Theories’ on How Moviegoing Has Changed The Atlantic

‘Office Space’ Turns 20  Variety 

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

How the growth and evolution of the over-the-air tv home fits into today’s viewing landscape  Nielsen

eSports Joins the Big Leagues  Goldman Sachs  

***JOBS: FREELANCING 

Where to pitch, based on data from the website, Who Pays Writers?  Columbia Journalism Review 

What do freelance writers make?  Storybench 

Why Freelancing Creates Anxiety About Money  The Cut 

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern  Pew Research Center  

America’s gun problem, explained in 5 facts  Vox 

Facebook's security team tracks posts and keeps a possible threat list  CNBC 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

What Happens To A Small Town After Walmart Leaves It (video)  PBS  

The GDP Of Each State, Matched To An Equivalent Country  Digg  

The Biggest Economic Divides Aren’t Regional—They’re Local  New York Times 

A record 7 million Americans are three months late on their car payments, revealing what could be cracks in the U.S. economy  CityLab

***ENVIRONMENT

Bold Plan? Replace the Border Wall with an Energy–Water Corridor  Scientific American

From marine biology to gallery walls: At Lux, artist Courtney Mattison draws attention to the fragility of our oceans  Union-Tribune 

Key West bans sunscreens that harm coral reefs  CNN

Why polar bears invaded a Russian village  The Verge

Massive starfish die-off tied to warming seas  Axios 

This Scary Map Shows How Climate Change Will Transform Your City  Wired

Scientist who resisted censorship of climate report lost her job  Reveal News

***HEALTH: PREVENTION 

Sneezed-In Tissues For Sale (video)  Stephen Colbert 

Children are using an unhealthy amount of toothpaste, CDC warns  USA Today 

Poor sleep could clog your arteries. A mouse study shows how that might happen  Science Magazine

***HEALTH: VACCINES 

Facebook under pressure to halt rise of anti-vaccination groups  The Guardian

Anti-vaxxers are spreading conspiracy theories on Facebook, and the company is struggling to stop them  Washington Post 

In anti-vaccine rant, wife of top Trump aide says it's time to 'bring back our childhood diseases' The Week 

***TRAVEL 

Where Not to Travel in 2019, or Ever: Another take on the Christian Missionary who tried to Sentinelese (opinion) The Walrus 

***FOOD

The official fast food French fry power rankings  LA Times 

***RELATIONSHIPS

About 40% of American couples now meet each other online  Quartz  

Sharing Netflix, Spotify Accounts After Couples Break Up  NPR 

Dating App Scams  Vox

The Cities With the Most Singles  Citylab

8 facts about love and marriage in America  Pew Research Center 

***SCIENCE 

How Many Creationists Are There in America? Scientific American Blog Network 

Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical  NPR 

Does scientist immigration harm US science? An examination of the knowledge spillover channel ScienceDirect

Essential elements for high-impact scientific writing  Nature 

New NASA Mission Will Create Maps of the Sky Like Never Before  Popular Mechanics 

***NEUROSCIENCE   

Depression speeds aging in the brain, a new study shows  Quartz

How the Brain Creates a Timeline of the Past  Quanta Magazine

***PHILOSOPHY

Why so many men online love to use “logic” to win an argument, and then disappear before they can find out they're wrong (opinion) The Outline

Google Translate is a manifestation of Wittgenstein’s theory of language  Quartz

A global history of philosophy (podcast)  BBC 

***PRODUCTIVITY 

Emotional burnout is fueled by envy  The Outline

***HISTORY 

How the US has hidden its empire  The Guardian 

A majority of Americans in every state except Vermont would fail a test based on the questions in the U.S. citizenship test  Axios 

***RESEARCH 

Editorial Independence and Journal Ownership in the Age of Open Science  The Scholarly Kitchen

Be cautious, skeptical with comprehensive reviews of evidence   Association of Health Care Journalists  Health Journalism  

Study suggests that making reviewers’ reports freely readable doesn’t compromise peer-review process Nature  

Replication is on the Rise  Arnold Ventures

Major medical journals don’t follow their own rules for reporting results from clinical trials  Science Magazine  

The Fraud Finder: A conversation with Elisabeth Bik  The Last Word On Nothing

***STUDENT MEDIA  

As student journalists, how do you report on rape allegations? Pretty much the same way you report on anything else  Dynamics of Writing 

 Student journalists hold power to account, with fewer protections  Columbia Journalism Review 

Loyola’s Media Policy is designed to hinder student reporting (opinion)  Loyola Phoenix 

Loyola Student Newspaper Accuses University of 'Trump' Tactics, Dodging Reporters  NBC Chicago 

***STUDENT LIFE

Historic black church pays off loans of Howard University students  The Hill  

Tobacco use is soaring among U.S. kids, driven by e-cigarettes  Axios

College grads expect to earn $60,000 in their first job—here's how much they actually make  CNBC

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

College fires longtime professor of English when he asked too many questions about accreditation  Inside Higher Ed

Is Email Making  Professors Stupid? It used to simplify crucial tasks. Now it’s strangling  scholars’ ability to think  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Lessons learned from the Wright State strike: professors  Inside Higher Ed  

***ACADEMICS & PLAGIARISM 

Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case  The Harvard Crimson

Correcting the scholarly record for research integrity: In the aftermath of plagiarism: Accountability in Research  Tandfonline  

***HIGHER ED

The booming popularity of esports has started a vociferous debate over whether the NCAA or another entity will regulate the industry for colleges and universities  Inside Higher Ed

A Guide to the Changing Number of U.S. Universities  US News 

Judge says University of Texas at Austin can't revoke a former student's Ph.D. on its own, outside a court of law  Inside Higher Ed

Mega-Universities Are On the Rise: They Could Reshape Higher Ed as We Know It  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***HUMANITIES

Study documents economic gains from liberal arts education  Inside Higher Ed

7 Things You Can Do With Your Humanities Degree Thrive Global

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Louisiana College quits CCCU over LGBT policy  Baptist Message 

Why Bob Jones University hosted a gender and sexuality conference  Greenville Online

Azusa Pacific University: Is a Faculty Purge Imminent? (opinion)  Rewire

  

Articles of Interest - Feb 11

***TECHNOLOGY

Scientists connect a human brain and 'rat cyborg' brain together  CNET

The Fortnite Marshmello event represents something different by many orders of magnitude Wired

The future of lawn care? This Dallas company's robots mow the yard for you WFAA

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

15 Instagram Feeds That Help Make the World More Wondrous  Atlas Obscura

How Many Hashtags Should I Use On Instagram In 2019? This Is What The Experts Recommend  Bustle

An early Facebook investor throws up his hands: We’ve been ‘Zucked’  Washington Post

Twitter discloses daily active user count for first time  Axios 

Snapchat, no longer bleeding users, tests Android app redesign  Mashable

***MOBILE 

How does photography (& taking selfies) affect you? We tried to find out (video)  Wired

All 230 New Emojis for 2019 (video)  Emojipedia 

***JOURNALISM

Mass. legislator proposes government commission to examine journalism industry  Boston Globe  

The Rise of the Robot Reporter  New York Times

Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics San Francisco Gate

Former 'NYT' Executive Editor Jill Abramson Responds To Plagiarism Allegations  NPR 

Did A Robot Write This? How AI Is Impacting Journalism  Forbes

Lessons for Journalists from conflict mediation training   The Whole Story 

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Which platforms are driving more traffic to news websites?  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

Amid Layoffs, McClatchy News CEO Got a $900,000 Bonus in 2017  Miami New Times

The alternative to your dying local paper is written by one person, a robot, and you  Recode

This TV News Anchor Says Her Boss Called Her Natural Hair Too "Unprofessional" For Broadcast  Buzzfeed News 

***FAKE NEWS

Facebook adds new fact-checking partner  Axios

Study: Americans care less about the source of a particular news story, than whether the headline aligns with their political view  SSRN 

Peering under the hood of fake-news detectors  MIT Technology Review

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Extension will detect your unsafe passwords  Wired 

Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls  Motherboard

Many Popular iPhone Apps Secretly Record your Screen  Tech Crunch

***PRODUCING MEDIA

Is it time for every publisher to “pivot to podcasts”?  What’s News in Publishing 

LinkedIn  Debuts LinkedIn Live, a new video broadcast  Service  Tech Crunch 

***INTERNET

Each State’s Most-Googled Relationship Question  Century Link Quote  

What happens when you try to live without the big five (Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple) Subtraction 

Russia Is Considering An Experiment To Disconnect From The Internet  NPR

***BIG DATA & AI 

MIT Tech: machine learning is now witnessing a downfall  Analytics Insights

Startups help companies track their competition with spy satellites  Seattle Times

Python code completion gets an assist from machine learning—the system is designed to go beyond the conventional auto-suggest algorithms found in IDEs  Infoworld

Top 10 Machine Learning Programming Languages  Analytics Insights

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

Do you understand a thing or only its definition?  Becoming (my blog) 

How To Sound Smart  CollegeHumor  

3 simple habits that can protect your brain from cognitive decline  Fast Company  

***WRITING & READING

The Atlas of Endangered Alphabets: A Free Online Atlas That Helps Preserve Writing Systems That May Soon Disappear  Open Culture

A Patron Returned a Book to a Maryland Library Nearly 75 Years After It Was Due Mental Floss

***LANGUAGE 

A College Lost Its Languages One by One. Can 3 Professors Save Spanish?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Entertainment Studios Will Launch Spanish-Language Weather Channel In 2020  Deadline

***LITERATURE

T.S.Eliot's Cat  The Daily Star

J.D. Salinger’s Family To Publish Trove Of Secret Works  The Guardian

McDonald’s Happy Meals Now Come With Roald Dahl Books Instead of Toys in New Zealand  Mental Floss

Welcome to the Bold and Blocky Instagram Era of Book Covers  Vulture

The 50 Best One-Star Amazon Reviews of Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury  Literary Hub      

***GENDER    

Rules for who can compete as a female athlete are based on a flawed scientific foundation,” and a paper behind them should be retracted, says a new study  Springer  

Over a Third of Generation Z Knows a Non-Binary Person  The Daily Beast 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

When school dress codes depend on the color of your skin  Washington Post

A class of Black 6th grade students recreated famous book covers for Black History Month  Hello Giggles

Black Farmers Once Comprised 14% Of America's Farmers. Today, It's Less Than 2%. What Happened?  Digg

The Conversation the Press Isn’t Having: Even when people of color do very American things, they still aren’t seen as being members of American culture (opinion)  The Atlantic

***BLACKFACE 

Photos of blackface, KKK robes and nooses lurk alongside portraits in old college yearbooks  Washington Post

VCU and predecessors yearbooks show racist imagery as late as 1989, students held “Slave Sale” fundraiser  Commonwealth Times (VCU student newspaper)

More Anger Over Blackface Yearbook Photos   Inside Higher Ed

About a third of Americans say blackface in a Halloween costume is acceptable at least sometimes  Pew Research Center  

The complicated, always racist history of blackface  Vox

***FREE SPEECH

Boy, 10, takes knee during pledge of allegiance at NC city council meeting  WMCA-TV  

Michigan RAs told not to remove racist or other offensive language from dormitory doors: Officials say they can't suppress free expression  Inside Higher Ed

When Colleges Confine Free Speech to a ‘Zone,’ It Isn’t Free  ACLU 

***LEGAL ISSUES  

Wave of concussion lawsuits to test NCAA's liability  Associated Press

Too Many Graduates at some Law Schools Fail to pass the Bar  USA Today

What’s New With Emoji Law?  Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

***CRIME 

Why Thieves Target Gun Stores  The New Yorker  

Cab driver prevents 87-year-old grandmother from sending thousands of dollars in gift cards to scammer pretending to be her grandson locked up in jail Boston CBS

Scammer threatens Elderly Couple: Discovers on way to prison one is Ex-CIA and the other a former FBI director  WHNT  

***REALLY?! 

For $20, Wildlife Images will put your ex's name on a salmon and feed it to a bear KTVL

Man Wanted By Police for Selling Fake Super Bowl Tickets to His Own Family (He made nearly $1 million)  Fatherly 

***RELIGION

How highly religious Americans view evolution depends on how they’re asked about it  Pew Research Center 

Chris Pratt, Justin Bieber, and the rise of the “cool” Christian celebrity  Vox 

Cross washed ashore in FL may have floated from NC memorial  Miami Herald 

The Church With the $6 Billion Portfolio  New York Times

Half of Millennial Christians Say It’s Wrong to Evangelize  Christianity Today 

***RELIGION OUTSIDE THE U.S.

The life and death of John Chau, the man who tried to convert his killers  The Guardian 

Russia sentences a Jehovah's Witness to 6 years in a penal colony: Human rights groups call the charges a farce  CNN

***RELIGION & LGBTQ 

United Methodists face vote on LGBTQ issues. Will it rip the church apart?  Chicago Tribune

Win for Christian Group at Iowa: Judge says university cannot deny recognition because of antigay rules  Inside Higher Ed

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Trump emerges as an unexpected champion in the White House for evangelicals  ABC News

When Christian Evangelicals Loved Socialism  Jstor

***GOOD NEWS 

Five-year-old quadruple amputee set to take on half-marathon after losing all four limbs to meningitis  SWNS 

My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft  BBC

When a Newton family welcomed a baby who is deaf, 20 neighbors learned sign language  Boston Globe

Father organises heavy metal festival for his music-loving son Mason, who has cerebral palsy  My Good Planet  

Two hundred strangers attended Holocaust survivor’s funeral  Washington Post

This 92-year-old Wayne firefighter has been battling blazes since WWII  NorthJersey.com 

Snowball fight! Hundreds show up for epic battle at Tacoma park  Q-13

***ART & DESIGN

How artists with disabilities are re-imagining art and tech  Immerse 

The Secret Lives of Color  99% Invisible

10 Insights on the State of Visual Storytelling in 2019  Aetka

***MUSIC 

How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain  Cheddar  

How To Find The Right Musical Instrument For You  Infographic 

***FILM

11 Facts About Blazing Saddles on Its 45th Anniversary  Metal Floss 

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘High Flying Bird’ and the Rise of iPhone Films  The Ringer

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms  Houston Chronicle 

New Tribes Missions Covered up sexual abuse, say missionary kids  NBC News

Leavenworth judge blames children in Kansas sex abuse case  The Kansas City Star

***BUSINESS & FINANCE 

Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies  Harvard Business Review 

How much you'll need to retire at 55 in every state Digg

***FAMILY

Ultimate Guide To Teen Slang For Parents  Daily Infographic 

***ENVIRONMENT

The magnetic field near the Arctic is acting weird  The Verge

Are We Watching the End of the Monarch Butterfly?  New York Times

***HEALTH 

Higher education won't prevent mental decline, study finds  NBC News  

Five-year survival rates for nearly all cancers are on the rise  Our World in Data

How it feels to be obese  The Atlantic 

FDA sends warning letters to 17 companies for 'illegally selling' products claiming to treat Alzheimer's  CNBC  

Hospital Mergers Improve Health? Evidence Shows the Opposite  New York Times

***HEALTH & VACCINES 

Why measles is back, in five charts  Popular Science

Coming of Age Unvaccinated The number of parents seeking exemptions from having their children vaccinated is rising in several states  Undark 

Hundreds rally to preserve right not to vaccinate children amid measles outbreak  WCTV

Measles outbreaks are everywhere: Here's what you need to know  Popular Science

***HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

New disease surveillance tool helps detect any human virus  Broad Institute 

Self-charging pacemakers are powered by patients' heartbeats  Engadget  

First dexterous hand prosthesis implanted  Chalmers

First-ever in-body gene editing of a live patient  Associated Press

Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated  NPR 

***TRAVEL 

Travel Tips from a Guy Who Travels Kinda Often  Subtraction

5 best trips for solo travelers  CNN 

Southwest's Plan to Launch Flights to Hawaii Could Start a Fare War to the Aloha State  Fortune

***FOOD

8 Foods You've Been Eating All Wrong  Metal Floss 

Incorrect things We Believed About Food 25 Years Ago (video)

Map Shows the Most Popular Girl Scout Cookie in Each State Fatherly

***ANIMALS 

Colorado Runner Kills Mountain Lion In Self-Defense  NPR  

Scientists Are Totally Rethinking Animal Cognition  The Atlantic

***SCIENCE

19 Common Things Science Hasn’t Figured Out  Mental Floss

Harvard's top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us Boston.com 

For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate  Pew Research Center 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Why keeping secrets may be damaging your mental health  Scientific American   

The myth of Ted Bundy as a charming guy  The Outline

How to Talk to a Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health  Life Hacker  

Laughter is a uniquely human – and collective – activity  Aeon

***PHILOSOPHY

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life  The Week

3 philosophers set up a booth on a street corner – here’s what people asked The Conversation

***HISTORY  

The deadly race to the South Pole (video)

***RESEARCH  

Call for retraction of 400 scientific papers amid fears organs came from Chinese prisoners  The Guardian

Reflections on Citation Mania ACS Energy Letters  ACS 

NIH asks federal watchdog to investigate 12 allegations related to foreign influence of biomedical research  Science Magazine 

What is the single major threat to research integrity?” Experts weigh in  Clinical Chemistry

***HIGHER ED 

Large donation to a small community college changes the outlook on fund-raising by two-year institutions  Inside Higher Ed

Most evangelical college students appreciate LGBT people even if trustees don’t (opinion) Religious News Service

***HUMANITIES 

Can larger liberal arts colleges learn from the successes and missteps of small art schools?  Inside Higher Ed 

As STEM majors soar at UW, interest in humanities shrinks — a potentially costly loss  Seattle Times

***TEACHING

Should You Allow Laptops in Class? Here’s What the Latest Study Adds to That Debate  Chronicle of Higher Ed  

College professor tells students that family deaths CANNOT be used as an excuse to miss an exam - and advises them to drop his class if they think a relative MIGHT die that semester  Daily Mail

Do Racial Epithets Have Any Place in the Classroom? A Professor’s Suspension Fuels That Debate Chronicle of Higher Ed  

***STUDENT LIFE

Towson University police warn of a woman on the loose, looking for a date for her son  Baltimore Sun 

Teens don't use Facebook, but they can't escape it, either  Wired 

Colleges tracking online interaction  NEWS-5

Here’s Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans  BuzzFeed News

The Silly Stereotypes That Elite-College Students Have About Other Campuses  The Atlantic

The Sexualized Messages Dress Codes are Sending to Students  Pudding

Tuition or food? How college kids use food pantries to help food insecurity  USA Today

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Tenure is again at risk in Iowa  Inside Higher Ed

Why left and right both get the meaning of academic freedom wrong  Washington Post

 

Articles of Interest - Feb 4

***JOURNALISM

The Newseum was a grand tribute to the power of journalism: Here’s how it failed  The Washington Post

Immigrant rights attorneys and journalists denied entry into Mexico  Los Angeles Times

The Six Forms of Media Bias  New York Times 

News story lifespan charts  FlowingData

Asked To Ignore Racism: 4 Reporters Tell Their Stories  Huffington Post  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

Loss of newspapers contributes to political polarization  Associated Press

How R&D works at the BBC & The New York Times   Global Editors Network  

***FAKE NEWS

NSA confirms everything is a conspiracy, conspiracy theorists not convinced  The Science Post

Fake news sites are simply changing their domain name to get around Facebook fact-checkers Mashable 

Snopes says nope to Facebook’s money and leaves fact-checking program  The Verge  

Snopes and AP stop fact checking for Facebook  TechCrunch

A shockingly large majority of health news shared on Facebook is fake or misleading  Fact Company 

The Deep Roots of Fake News: A new history of the United States traces mass media’s destabilizing effects back to the nation’s birth  Scientific American 

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media  The Conversation 

Veterans of the News Business Are Now Fighting Fakes  New York Times

Individually, people aren’t great at judging news sources. En masse, they’re almost the same as professional fact-checkers  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA

Flickr will start deleting your photos soon  Daily Dot

The real problem with posting about your kids online (opinion)   The Conversation 

***FACEBOOK 

Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity  The Verge

Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has?  New York Times

Facebook's plan: One messaging service to rule them all  Axios 

Facebook: Where Friendships Go to Never Quite Die  The Atlantic

10 facts about Americans and Facebook  Pew Research Center 

***INSTAGRAM 

Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram  New York Times  

Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide BongBonG 

***MOBILE 

Americans got 26.3B robocalls 2018; many don't answer the phone  Twin Cities 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

Inside the UAE’s secret hacking team of American mercenaries  Reuters

A handy list of ways Facebook has tried to sneakily gather data about you The Next Web  

News outlets' email security gap  Axios 

***INTERNET

Study shows we're spending an insane amount of time online  The Next Web 

It’s time to ditch Google Analytics  Fact Company

Digital trends 2019: Every single stat you need to know about the internet  The Next Web

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Saying no to 1000 things  Becoming (my blog)

What old story about yourself are you still believing? Here’s how to find it and change It TED ideas

The Dunning-Kruger effect, and how to fight it, explained by psychologist David Dunning  Vox

The kind of monuments that make Americans feel good about ourselves can also prevent us from reckoning properly with our history PS Mag

***GRAMMAR

Ariana Grande’s new tattoo has a hilarious misspelling  Mashable 

Meet the Guardian of Grammar Who Wants to Help You Be a Better Writer New York Times

***WRITING & READING

How to write effectively for international journals  Nature 

Should plagiarism be a bar to presidency? (sub req’ed)  Times Higher Ed 

The changing ways Americans read books  Axios 

Three Writing Rules to Disregard  The Paris Review 

***LANGUAGE

What happens in our brain when we learn languages?  Science Focus

Evolution of the alphabet  FlowingData

***LITERATURE

Book Written by Detainee via WhatsApp Gets a Top Prize  New York Times

 3 Award-Winning Latina Authors Are Symbols Of Hope For Next Generation Of Writers  NPR

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions The New Yorker

***GENDER   

Women act more like men when they have to ask women for money  Quartz

New Study: Largest U.S. Churches Are Unclear on Women's Leadership  Sojourners 

Nevada Reaches Major Milestone As First State With Majority Of Women In Legislature  NPR

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

James Watson and the insidiousness of scientific racism  Wired 

Football and the NFL Are Facing White Flight  The Atlantic 

Magazine censored, editor dropped for covering Henry Ford’s anti-semitic newspaper  Columbia Journalism Review

***FREE SPEECH

Mobs target journalists and Turkey hands jail sentences to 28 academics  IFEX

Eddie Money's Decision to Fire Drummer Was Expression of Free Speech, Court Rules  Hollywood Reporter

Federal Judge Bizarre claim: Boycotts Aren't Protected Speech TechDirt

***LEGAL ISSUES 

A look at how unfair the courts can be for those who can't afford fairness  New York Times

Michael Jackson & R. Kelly Documentaries Tough to Stop Due to First Amendment  Billboard

How O.G. Streetwear Brand FUCT Took a Free Speech Case All the Way to the Supreme Court  GQ 

Fiji Water's Golden Globes Photobomber Sues Company Over Cardboard Cutouts  Hollywood Reporter 

The large-scale and potentially extremely illegal social media marketing efforts for the Fyre Fest The Fashion Law Blog 

***CRIME 

10 Visualizations About Criminal Justice  Global Investigative Journalism Network  

***TECHNOLOGY

Researchers demonstrate flexible, inexpensive materials that can convert ambient Wi-Fi signals into electricity   MIT Tech Review 

***BIG DATA & AI 

A look at the main tools text preprocessing & steps involved—including normalization tokenization stemming lemmatization chunking etc.  Medium  

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next: the era of deep learning is coming to an end  MIT Tech Review  

***RELIGION

Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question  Pew Research Center 

How A Long-Lost Guitar Was A Lesson In Grace And Forgiveness  NPR

World Vision ousted from Pakistan  The Alabama Baptist  

SoCal Megachurch pastor Commits Suicide  Christian Post  

Interfaith panel reflects on the state of faith-based higher education  Deseret News  

Hail Satan? puts the fun in Satanic fundamentalism: docu covers The Satanic Temple’s grassroots activism  The Verge  

Avril Lavigne crosses over to Christian music with latest Top 5 single  Aleteia

Religion makes Americans give  Philanthropy

HarperCollins Christian Publishing found guilty of fraud, breach of contract Nashville Post

Students at Sundance see Film Through the eyes of faith Religious News

***GOOD NEWS

Man saves woman's life by giving her CPR — a skill he picked up from watching The Office  Tucson.com 

Good Samaritans rescue woman and infant son after SUV crashes into pond  WMBF-TV 

***ART & DESIGN

The women running for president are breaking the rules of branding  Fact Company

A funky dictionary with daily used terms in the digital agencies around the world  Fakeit 

The National Parks’ iconic typeface has never been digitized–until now  Fact Company

***MUSIC 

Take this test to figure out how tone-deaf you are  The Verge

 Get Free Ambient Work Music With Flow State LifeHacker

***FILM

15 Movies We Loved at Sundance  Vulture

***THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA  

BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free Swag  The Cut

Coming to a TV near you: personalized ads  Axios 

***STUDENT MEDIA   

5 simple things Jimmy Breslin did as a reporter and writer that can make student journalists great, too  Dynamics of Writing

***STUDENT LIFE

19 Things Your Parents Told You That Turned Out To Be Total BS  BuzzFeed

In Growing ‘Wild West’ of Campus Esports, Programs Rush to Lure the Best Players  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Are millennials lazy? Studies suggest otherwise  King-5 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Yale hires investigator after claims of sexual misconduct against former professor  New Haven Register 

Michigan State Faulted For Handling Of Sexual Abuse Cases  NPR

Priest Responds To Child Sex Abuse Accusations Within Church  NPR

***SOCIAL ISSUES  

These Maps Reveal the Secret World of Modern Slavery  How Much 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

America Needs More Young Workers to Support Aging Population  Bloomberg

A worldwide, winner-takes-all race to rule tech  Axios

Visualizing how prices have changed over the past 20 years  How Much 

Student loan debt crushes senior citizens  Axios 

***ENVIRONMENT

The natural products that could replace plastic  BBC 

Climate change is altering the color of the oceans  Quartz 

***HEALTH

America’s Epidemic of Vaccine Exemptions  New Republic 

We have far less control over our weight than we might wish to think   IFL Science

Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain’s painkilling response  Berekley

Cereal companies created a myth about the first meal of the day: Researchers keep debunking it  Vox

Extra body fat may be shrinking your brain  Fatherly 

Teens with anti-vax parents seek out Reddit's help to get secretly vaccinated Salon

***FAMILY

14 Tips for Raising Generous Kids  Red Tricycle 

***AUTISM

Children with autism may not cave to peer pressure like Non-autistic Children  IFL Science 

What Happens When Autism Becomes a Literary Device? New York Times  

***ANIMALS  

Woman runs final 19 miles of marathon while cradling a lost puppy  Runner’s World 

Iran bans dogs from riding in cars and public walks in Tehran  CNN 

People Form Human Chain To Rescue Dog From Canal  The Dodo

Animal rights group sues UC Davis, demanding videos of alleged abuse of monkeys  San Francisco Chronicle

Dad Saves Dog’s Fav Toy Daily Mail 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Judge says Tampa conversion therapy ban violates First Amendment free-speech rights  Washington Post  

Women's Brains Age More Slowly Than Men's  NPR

***PHILOSOPHY

The Case for Professors of Stupidity  Nautil  

How Did Famous Philosophers Promote Racism In America?  Houston Public Media 

How Accurate Is The Good Place's Philosophy?  Marie Claire

Monty Python's Best Philosophy Sketches  Open Culture

***PRODUCTIVITY 

Multiply time by asking 4 questions about the stuff on your to-do list  TED ideas

***HISTORY 

After issuing dozens of corrections to high-profile book, historian shuts down his blog  Retraction Watch 

You Can Now Look At The Faces Of Some Of Britain's Earliest Inhabitants  IFL Science

What Popular Histories Often Get Wrong About the Underground Railroad  History News Network

***ETHICS

Three Identical Strangers’: The high cost of experimentation without ethics  Washington Post

British army permitted shooting of civilians in Iraq and  Afghanistan Middle East Eye  

***RESEARCH 

What should JPSP have done with Bem’s ESP paper, back in 2010?  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference and Social Science  Columbia  

Is Journal Peer-Review Now Just a Game? Milton Packer wonders if the time has come for instant replay  MedPage Today

Intellectual Conflicts of Interest Pose Hidden Dangers to Scientific Accuracy  OncLive 

A proposal to achieve universal access to scientific and medical research via funder preprint mandates  Plan U  

The journal impact factor: Is it better than coin flipping?  Science Direct

Is there a best day for submitting an article for publication?  The London School of Economics & Political Science 

***HIGHER ED 

New efforts on campus focus on ways to capture what students learn outside class -- and how to communicate it to employers  Inside Higher Ed

Litigation Is Likely For New Title IX Guidelines NPR

Education by State  Wallethub 

When Colleges Seek Diversity Through Photoshop  Inside Higher Ed

***HUMANITIES 

How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences’  Inside Higher Ed 

View that liberal arts majors face lower earning potential is a myth  Daily Camera

The Decline of Historical Thinking (and the history major)  The New Yorker

***CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Christian College Professor is suspended for using the N-word while discussing a James Baldwin essay  Inside Higher Ed

Christian university denies approving ‘F*** Donald Trump’ theme of convocation  The College Fix  

Pelosi praises evangelicals in address to Christian college presidents  Christian Post 

Christian university blocks Ben Shapiro from speaking  The Hill

Christian School Under Fire for Allowing Blackface During School Presentation   Fox 40

***TEACHING

Are You Assigning Too Much Reading? Or Just Too Much Boring Reading?  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How One Professor Learned to Stop Worrying and Drop the Deadline  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***ACADEMIC LIFE  

University bans journalism professor from campus; university alert alleges meth use, access to guns  Spokesman  

Ex-Dentistry Professor Suing USC, Alleges Firing Linked to Complaint Against Supervisor Changing Grades  City News Service

University Will Pay Nearly $700,000 in Settlement With Former Provost after she was accused of plagiarism  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Articles of Interest - Jan 28

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

12 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools (and How They Can Help Your Business)  Social Media Today 

3 brands that use social media snark effectively (and deliciously)  PR Daily 

Tinder agrees to settle age discrimination lawsuit  TechCrunch 

We Followed YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Down  The Rabbit Hole

***SOCIAL MEDIA: THE INFLUENCERS

10 Influencers under 10  Ad Age  

2-year-old Instagrammers make more than you  Fast Company 

Is It Time to Regulate Social Media Influencers? (opinion)  New York Magazine 

***SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money  Reveal News  

Facebook plans to let Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp users message each other: All apps will support end-to-end encryption  The Verge

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including Ours  Propublica  

***MOBILE  

Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us to Use Our iPhones Like This  New York Times

Get Ready for Weird Phones  Wired 

FaceTime bug lets you hear or see through someone else’s iPhone, even if they haven’t answered  BongBong 

***PRODUCING MEDIA

How to download Photoshop free or with Creative Cloud  Creative Bloq

***JOURNALISM

How Innovative Newsrooms Are Using Artificial Intelligence  Global Investigative Journalism Network 

I'm glad I didn't give up on journalism" (L.A. Times' Kimi Yoshino)  Poynter

Iowa House denying press credentials to influential blogger  Associated Press 

4chan trolls flood laid off HuffPost, BuzzFeed reporters with death threats  NBC News

Crafted storytelling vs raw content  Journalism.co 

It doesn’t take a ton of nasty comments to sink a reader’s perception of a news site  Harvard’s Neiman Lab 

ProPublica makes corrections to a story about Oregon’s courts  ProPublica  

2019 Edelman Trust Barometer  Edelman  

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

Media industry loses about 1,000 jobs as layoffs hit news organizations  CNN

The Economist launches daily news podcast with 8 staffers  Digiday

What The Latest Layoffs Mean For Digital Journalism  NPR  

Johns Hopkins University is buying the building that houses the Newseum which will move  Washington Post

Cancel in protest? Or stay with a local newspaper that’s being strip-mined for profits? Washington Post

***FAKE NEWS

Why Camera Angles And Bias Support Different Opinions  NP 

YouTube says it will crack down on recommending conspiracy videos  CNN

Just 1% of Twitter users exposed to 80% of fake news during the 2016 U.S. election  Venture Beat 

Medical News: What Can You Trust? can you know when studies are based on solid science?  Bottom Line Inc

Fake news on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election  Science Mag 

Do people fall for fake news because they’re partisan or because they’re lazy? Researchers are divided  Harvard’s Nieman Lab 

4 ways to know when a conspiracy theory is almost surely false Big Think  

The man who helps the internet make fake news  Columbia Journalism Review

***BIG DATA & AI  

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next: the era of deep learning is coming to an end  MIT Tech Review

Google’s DeepMind AI Is So Good It’s Beating Pro Gamers  High Snobiety

Meet the scientists who are training AI to diagnose mental illness  The Verge

10 influential data scientists and why you should follow them  Tech Beacon 

***INTERNET

10 Year Challenge: How Popular Websites Have Changed  Arun 

Google Urged the U.S. to Limit Protection For Activist Workers  Bloomberg

Google putting money, machine learning into Wikipedia  Wired 

Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia  CBS News  

***EMAIL 

Three new editing features in Gmail  ZDnet 

Google Tests Dynamic Email In Android App  Media Post

How to Spend Way Less Time on Email Every Day  Harvard Business Review 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Routine and Ritual  Becoming (my blog)

There's little evidence that digital detoxes improve mental health  Quartz

***WRITING & READING

The Most Redundant Words to Delete From Your Writing  Medium 

Students Want to Write Well; We Don’t Let Them (review of Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities)  LA Review of Books 

'The New Childhood' makes case that video games, social media are good for kids  USA Today

***LANGUAGE

Colleges Lose a ‘Stunning’ 651 Foreign-Language Programs in 3 Years  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Learning a language means failure, embarrassment and the enrichment of your life  LA Times

***LITERATURE

‘Keats is dead...’: How young women are changing the rules of poetry  The Guardian

 A dazzling array of works from 1923 are now available freely to scholars, artists and writers, opening up new possibilities for teaching and publishing  Inside Higher Ed  

15 Classic Titles If They Were Written As Clickbait  Medium 

Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451”?   TEDx

 ***GENDER   

India women: First female climbs sacred mountain  BBC 

Gender Gap most pronounced for publications in top journals  London School of Economics and Political Science 

This Mom Became The First Woman To Win A 268-Mile Race And Did It While Pumping Breast Milk For Her Baby  BuzzFeed News 

Why it’s much easier for men to get into the Ivy League than women  New York Post 

Masculinity And U.S. Extremism: What Makes Young Men Vulnerable To Toxic Ideologies  NPR 

Transgender pronouns provide challenge, opportunity in workplace San Francisco Chronicle  

Ms., Mr. or Mx.? Nonbinary teachers embrace gender-neutral honorific  NBC News 

UAE's gender equality awards won entirely by men  The Guardian  

Americans’ views on masculinity differ by party, gender and race  Pew Research Center 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES 

Tips for finding and pitching stories with a race-focused angle  The Ground Truth Product

Amazon’s facial analysis tech often mistakes dark-skinned women for men, study shows  Vox

***LEGAL ISSUES 

State judge declares Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion ban unconstitutional  Reuters  

Supreme Court won’t hear a lawsuit over defamatory Yelp reviews  The Verge 

Expert witness wins billions—and makes enemies—as he fights companies over public health  Science Mag

A Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results  The Guardian 

What Happens to the Billions of Dollars of Counterfeits Seized Every Year?  The Fashion Law Blog

Parody Washington Post Leads To Bogus Legal Threat, And A Reminder Of An Old Internet Lawsuit  TechDirt 

An Analysis of Title I and Title III of The Music Modernization Act  Technology & Marketing Law Review

***CRIME

Austin police order deeper investigation after audit finds misclassified cleared rape cases Reveal News

Police Are Failing To Catch Most Shooters In Many Big Cities: Often, They Shoot Again BuzzFeed News 

Emergency Blue-Light Phones Are a Symbol of Safety. Is Symbolism Worth Thousands?  Chronicle of Higher Education 

Shoot Someone In A Major US City, And Odds Are You'll Get Away With It: the percentage of shooters who escape justice has soared   BuzzFeed News

How police departments make millions by seizing property  The Greenville News

***RELIGION

After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of The Hebrew Bible  NPR

Pilots killed in Monday crash dedicated lives to Christian missions  Times Reporter

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice  NPR

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quotes the Bible after Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she should leave climate change up to God  Business Insider 

Trump administration grants waiver to agency that works only with Christian families  Washington Post

Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party  Pew Research Center 

Why Trump is tweeting about studying the Bible  Vox 

***GOOD NEWS

This girls basketball team lost 102-2, has no wins, yet keeps taking the court  Tampa Bay  

Golden retriever saves owner by leading an ambulance to him  New York Post 

Hingham teacher gets emotional surprise in viral video Patriot Ledger 

66 Years On, Minn. Navy Medic Reunites With Baby Saved From Ash Can In Seoul  WCCO 

Couple working on home for charity finds hidden bag of money hidden and give it to the nonprofit  Fox 9 

Buddhist wins $670,000 in poker tournament, gives it to charity  New York Post

Local Chick-fil-A opens Sunday for special needs boy  WKRG 

Three-year-old boy missing in woods for two days says friendly bear kept him safe  The Guardian

When a boy called 911 after tough day at school, Lafayette dispatcher was there to help  JC online    

***ART & DESIGN

The winners of the 7th annual Ocean Art Photo competition  New Atlas  

Kamala Harris’s Logo Is a Disaster: Here’s Why  The Bulwark  

Design Checklist for the Perfect Charts  UX Planet  

How Color Affects our Perceptions of Art and Brands  Medium 

***MUSIC 

Fender's new acoustic guitar has a million different voices  Wired 

The Most Sampled Loop in Music History  Great Big Story  

Spotify data shows how music preferences change with latitude  Ars Technica

Every Place in Beatles Lyrics, Mapped  Vanity Fair

The History of the Quirky Music Typewriter: Vintage Technologies for Printing Musical Notation  Open Culture  

A Brief History of Rock Musicians Who Went Electronic  Vulture

An Interactive Visualization of Every Line in Hamilton  Pudding 

***JOBS

How can you prepare for the future of work? The answer is not “learn to code”  Recode

Oscar Mayer on the hunt for its next Wienermobile driver  Fox 45

***INTERNSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS

Summer 2019 Journalism + Communications Academic Internship Program Washington, DC.

ProPublica is giving away 20 scholarships to help students attend journalism conferences 

***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT 

Campus police told multiple times of student harassment: They did little—and he murdered her  Inside Higher Ed 

***SOCIAL ISSUES: IMMIGRATION  

Majority of Americans Support High-Skilled Immigration   Pew Research Center

They Left Food and Water for Migrants in the Desert – Now They Might Go to Prison Washington Post 

World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%  The Guardian 

Former MS-13 Member Who Secretly Helped Police Is Deported: the teenager who cooperated with authorities only to be jailed with those he informed on ProPublica

***SOCIAL ISSUES: COVINGTON 

PR firm played a key role in Covington Catholic controversy  Courier-Journal  

Gay valedictorian banned from speaking at Covington graduation 'not surprised' by D.C. controversy  NBC News 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Alabama Church Gives $16,500 In Grocery Gift Cards To Furloughed Federal Workers  Huffington Post 

This is what happens when you try to sue your boss: Millions of American workers have signed away their legal rights without knowing they’ll be in for Abritration Hell  Bloomberg 

These are the 10 best freelance gigs and side hustles in 2019  Fast Company

***ENVIRONMENT

Most Americans say weather disasters shifted their views on climate change  PBS  

Civil penalties for polluters dropped dramatically in Trump’s first two years, analysis shows Washington Post 

Activists want to carve Trump’s face into glacier to show climate change is real   Metro.co  

The New Language of Climate Change  Politico  

***HEALTH 

The Cost of Giving Birth in the U.S.  Scientific American Blog Network

The Mental Image of a Loved One Can Keep Down Blood Pressure  Psychology Today

Washington is under a state of emergency as measles cases rise  CNN

He wanted to see his cancer from the inside. With virtual reality, he can  Stat News

This autism dad has a warning for anti-vaxxers  Vox 

***HEALTH RESEARCH 

Scientists may have found a way to kill cancer cells without chemotherapy BigThink

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying  New York Times 

***ANIMALS  

The most special thing about squirrels may be that though we live in such close proximity to them, it turns out we hardly know them at all  Quartz

Man says emotional support alligator helps his depression  Associated Press

Watchdog: Animal deaths, including suffocation, at Boston-area lab  Boston Herald

Vet Tech Warns Pet Parents After Dog Ingests Meth, THC at Dog Beach  NBC San Diego 

***SCIENCE

New Netflix Show 'Brainchild' Makes Science Fun For Kids  NPR

A 500-Year-Long Science Experiment Started In 2014  The Atlantic   

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Faking it: how selfie dysmorphia is driving people to seek surgery  The Guardian

Got Anger? Try Naming It To Tame It  NPR 

Art Thief Gives A Picture-Perfect Illustration Of The Bystander Effect  Digg 

200 cognitive biases rule our everyday thinking  Big Think 

***NEUROSCIENCE   

Brain researchers warn that lack of sleep is a public health crisis  New Haven Register    

How a Periodic Table of Brains Could Revolutionize Neuroscience Gizmodo

***PHILOSOPHY 

Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle  New York Times

Søren Kierkegaard On the Perils of Procrastination  Philosophy Now 

Philosophy must be useful For Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle, much of philosophy was mere nonsense: Then came Frank Ramsey’s pragmatic alternative  Aeon

***PRODUCTIVITY

You can’t be productive without routines and rituals. Here’s why  Fast Company

These are the most stressed out cities in America  Zippia 

A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist explains why we’re always wrong about how long tasks take  Quartz

***HISTORY 

The short history of global living conditions and why it matters that we know it  Our World in Data

30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself  NPR

Historians talk about Walls  Rolling Stone  

The History of the phrase “Witch hunt!”  Vox 

***ETHICS 

Reuters article highlights ethical issues with native advertising Columbia Journalism Review

‘Sinning against Science Itself’ Adolf Friedrich Nolde’s 1799 Code of Good Research Practice Researchet 

***RESEARCH 

Should Journal Editors be treated as 'Human Subjects'?  Some People think so (opinion)  Inside Higher Ed

University’s investigation of a researcher who published hoax papers misses the point of ethical oversight (opinion; sub. req’ed)  Times Higher Ed 

The humanities do not need a replication drive  CWTS 

How a ‘low-key’ study needed 89 professionals to approve it and how we can do better   BMC

The Open Data Explosion: Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing  The Scientist 

Indian academics lead the world in publishing in fake journals – tarring the whole education sector  Scroll.in

Dear Editor (An Authors' Wish List to Medical Journal Editors)  Nature Microbiology

***HIGHER ED

Want to Learn How the World Sees Your College? Look on YouTube  Chronicle of Higher Education 

College administrators are figuring out how electronic cigarettes, which are exploding in popularity, fit into their antismoking policies  Inside Higher Ed 

***TEACHING

Yes, Your Syllabus Is Way Too Long  Chronicle of Higher Ed

When Online Trolls Show Up in Class, Should Professors Be Able to Ban Them?  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics Inside Higher Ed

College fires professor accused of giving Nazi salute  Associated Press  

Website offers ‘complete PhD service’ for £36K (sub. req’ed)  Times Higher Ed

Professor says criticism led to closure of program she heads  Associated Press 

Duke professor warns Chinese students: Speak English on campus or face ‘unintended consequences’  Washington Post  

Ave Maria University calls the loan of a former professor who sued the university, possibly forcing him, his wife and their nine children from their home  Inside Higher Ed

***STUDENT MEDIA  

Student Newspaper at Drexel University to cease print publication  College Media Matters 

A High School Allegedly Banned Students From Covering A Classmate’s Arrest  BuzzFeed News

***STUDENT LIFE

Making a Gap Year More Than an Overseas Vacation  Chronicle of Higher Education

Six college experiences that make students confident job seekers  Gallup  

Student files lawsuit over alleged plagiarism against UC Board of Regents  Daily Cal

The Fleecing of Millennials  New York Times 

Articles of Interest - Jan 21

***JOURNALISM

Google is Partnering With WordPress to Develop a News Publishing Platform  Search Engine Journal 

Journalists Press for Shield Law  Broadcasting & Cable 

NYT had journalists swim across border for podcast, NAHJ slams program iMediaEthics   

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them  Pew Research Center  

The Rise of Populism and the Damages to Journalism  Monday Note  

The differences in how CNN MSNBC & FOX cover the News  Pudding

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM

No, tech companies shouldn’t fund journalism  Columbia Journalism Review

***FAKE NEWS

How an elaborate international scam is making the rounds among Instagrammers & photographers  This Life of Travel  

How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers  New York Times

President Trump Posts Altered Photos to Facebook and Instagram That Make Him Look Thinner (and his fingers longer)  Gizmodo

A nude-photo hoax was supposed to silence Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Instead, she turned up the volume Washington Post

***TECHNOLOGY

Move over, coders—physicists will soon rule silicon valley Wired

Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans  The Verge

The Limitations of your Voice Assistant  Wired

CRISPR babies are real and the scientist who made them sought “personal fame and fortune” MIT Tech Review

***BIG DATA & AI 

Move over, coders—physicists will soon rule silicon valley  Wired

AI is better at bluffing than professional gamblers (and turning the professional gambling on its head)  Engadget 

“I am excited that I will be interning next summer in the artificial intelligence division of one of the largest technology companies in the world” write NINE YEAR OLD  Huffington Post 

How to make great-looking, fully-interactive plots with a single line of Python  Towards Data Science 

A new breed of AI intelligent video surveillance is being installed in schools around the country  Axios

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Kylie Jenner Responds To The New Most-Liked Instagram With Her Own Egg Post  Delish

Report: WhatsApp surpasses Facebook as the social network's most popular app  The Next Web  

Facebook launches petition feature  Tech Crunch 

Facebook Limits WhatsApp Message Forwards  Media Post 

The Impact Of Facebook Fundraisers On Charitable Giving (infographic)  Daily Infographic 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY  

Mother of All Breaches Exposes 773 Million Emails, 21 Million Passwords  Gizmodo 

Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server  BBC  

ACLU sues 7 government agencies over social media surveillance  Axios

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?  Wired 

The government shutdown has severely weakened cybersecurity in the US  MIT Technology Review  

NSA Puts Phone Charging Booth at SchmooCon in Plot to Go Viral  Gizmodo

Malware can now evade cloud security tools, as cybercriminals target public cloud users  Tech Republic

***PRODUCING MEDIA 

Top 3 compact cameras for the photo enthusiast  Wired 

***THE INTERNET

The Internet is Facing a Catastrophe For Free Expression and Competition  Electronic Freedom Foundation 

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

I Want Your Life (the draw of social media)  Becoming (my blog)

Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science  FiveThirtyEight

How to become a better conversationalist  Fast Company

The best way I’ve found to keep digital monsters at bay: Meditation Every Day (opinion)  New York Times

Nearly Half of American Adults Don't Know Their Own Blood Type (and other things about themselves)  Mental Floss 

Disturbing the silence: Thomas Merton embodied a paradox, chasing both the purity of silence and the need to break it  Aeon

***LANGUAGE

Expats often struggle to pass on their languages: The trick is to engage children’s hearts as well as their minds  Economist 

Grammar Girl" on the biggest changes in language  Quartz

Some words go out of fashion  Economist

***LITERATURE

How Curses Function in Literature  New York Times 

Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83  NPR

***GENDER    

The Gillette Effect: What a Single Ad Reveals About American Men (opinion)  Medium

Woman Didn’t Know Progress On Toxic Masculinity Would Turn Boyfriend Into Such A Weepy Little Pansy  The Onion 

University Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit filed by Professor after disciplinary action was taken against over a transgendered student  Irinton Tribune 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

AeroMexico offers discounts based on Mexican (video)  

Videos show Kentucky high schoolers in DC for right Life March mocking Native American marchers  WHAS-TV

Kentucky diocese apologizes after videos show students in ‘MAGA’ hats mocking Native Americans  AL.com 

***FREE SPEECH

India’s plan to curb hate speech could mean more censorship  Wired

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Disney files copyright claim on YouTuber’s Darth Vader film—and the creator is devastated Daily Dot

The Mars Argo copyright infringement dispute  The 1709 Blog 

Popular YouTube channel in danger of disappearing because of copyright claims  Daily Dot

Court: Cops Can't Compel the Use of Body Parts to Unlock Phones Tech  News World

***CRIME 

The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence: Scientists Disagree  Propublica

National Some U.S. police departments dump body-camera programs amid high costs  Washington Post

***RELIGION

'McJesus' Sculpture To Be Pulled From Israeli Museum After Violent Protests  NPR

LifeWay to close stores in shift to digital strategy  Baptist News  

Pat Boone's wife Dies USA Today

SBC leader says APA guidelines on ‘toxic masculinity’ do not square with Scripture  Baptist News 

Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible (opinion)  For the Church

The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church Christianity Today

History shows the folly of China’s paranoia about Islam  Economist 

Similar ideas between Buddhism and Western psychology BigThink

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan  NPR

Top Democrats Press Trump on Plans to Seize Historic Church Land for Border Wall  The Daily Beast 

Lady Gaga Slams Mike Pence: He’s ‘The Worst Representation’ Of Christianity  Huffington Post  

***GOOD NEWS

Plea for birthday cards draws 50,000 well-wishes for Fullerton World War II vet  Orange County Register  

Salon Welcomes Their Rival Business With Open Arms, After Disaster Closed Their Doors  CBS New York 

Couple divorces then she gives him her kidney  Twin Cities 

Along with shave and a haircut, this dementia-friendly barber offers 'a bit of dignity’ Washington Post

***GOOD NEWS ABOUT KIDS 

I’m Only 9, And I’m Already In College: Here’s What Life Is Like For Me  Huffington Post   

A 10-year-old boy had an idea to help poor people: 14 years and 8,000 bikes later, he's still at it  Washington Post

11 year old is globally renowned crochet prodigy  LaCrosse Tribune 

***ART & DESIGN

Should designers learn to code?  UX Design 

Why designers shouldn’t bother learning to code  The Next Web 

The Best Prototyping Tools for 2018  Awwwards 

A fraudster tried to forge documents: His font choice gave him away  Ars Technica   

Download Vincent van Gogh's Collection of 500 Japanese Prints, Which Inspired Him to Create "the Art of the Future"  Open Culture

***MUSIC 

Toto’s ‘Africa’ Will Play Forever—Or at Least Until the Next Windstorm—in the Namib Desert Smithsonian Mag 

The economics of streaming is making songs shorter  Quartz 

Hip Hop uses a more diverse vocabulary than Rock and Country  Pudding

***FILM 

How Movie Genres Have Changed In Popularity Since 1910, Visualized  Digg

X-Men, Mad Max star Nicholas Hoult to play Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in biopic  Winter is Coming  

How They Filmed the First El Capitan Climb With No Ropes (video)  Vanity Fair

Jodie Foster Teaches Filmmaking in Her First Online Course  Open Culture 

45 classic movies you can watch for free on YouTube right now  Daily Dot

“Roma” reflects on Mexico’s past, and its present  Economist

 ***SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT  

He used the journal he edited to rebut allegations of sexual harassment: Now Two Universities Have Found Against Him BuzzFeed News 

UN survey finds more than one third of workers experiences sexual harassment in last two years Fox News

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups  Reuters

Trump administration separated thousands more migrants than previously known  Politico

Photos: Built to Separate—Border Barriers Around the World  The Atlantic 

Pharma spending on doctors is correlated with opioid deaths  Wired

The rise of a global class-driven trust divide  Axios 

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

The Psychology Behind Kids' L.O.L. Surprise! Doll Obsession  Mental Floss

The Weakness of Company Wellness Programs  Economist

the 10 Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods of 2019  Redfin

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Founded 44 of Fortune 100 Firms  Fortune 

Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable (book review)  Economist

***ENVIRONMENT 

Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds  Washington Post 

Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’  The Guardian  

Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California  NPR  

The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame  MSNBC  

A genetically modified house-plant can purify the atmosphere in buildings  Economist

***HEALTH

What It's Like to Be Allergic to Corn  The Atlantic 

Anti-vax Movement Listed by World Health Organization as One of the Top 10 Health Threats for 2019 Newsweek 

Hospitals Must Now Post Prices But It May Take a Brain Surgeon to Decipher Them  New York Times  

15 articles that challenge the prevailing wisdom, or dogma, from 2018  Medscape

Woman with Rare Condition Couldn’t Hear Male Voices  Live Science 

Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic  New York Times

***MEDICAL RESEARCH

Adding new DNA letters make novel proteins possible: One such, a cancer drug, is now in development  Economist

Scientists discover hidden blood networks that cross through bone  STAT News

What Marijuana Science Says, and Doesn’t Say  Undark

***TRAVEL

Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List  Orkin 

11 Travel Predictions For 2019 Forbes   

***FOOD

This Is How to Drink Bubble Tea Without Finishing the Tea First   World of Buzz 

A brie(f) history of cheese (video) 

***FAMILY

Calculating the average effective salary of a stay-at-home mom  Salary 

Mom sent to hospital by sippy cup explosion  Idaho News 

The continuing importance of the family Smaller, more heterogeneous, but still indispensable  Economist 

***PARENTING  

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says  NPR  

The early years are getting increasing attention  Economist

‘Intensive’ Parenting takes a lot of time and money, and many families can’t pull it off  The Atlantic 

Childhood has changed out of all recognition, says Barbara Beck. What does that mean for children, parents and society at large?  Economist  

How children interact with digital media  Economist 

The art and science of parenting: Fewer kids can be a lot more work  Economist

Parenting methods are exacerbating social divisions  Economist

***SCIENCE

The butterfly effect: It’s not what you think it is  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Science funding is a mess. Could grant lotteries make it better? Vox

***PSYCHOLOGY 

How Do People Communicate Before Death?  The Atlantic  

How to Conquer Perfectionism Before it Beats You  Medium  

Postpartum Psychosis Often Mishandled  NPR

Real-Life Expanding Brain Technique Is Blowing Some Minds  Gizmodo

***PRODUCTIVITY

Does Multitasking Really Tire Out My Brain?  Medium

***HISTORY 

A brief history of the past 100 YEARS as told through the New York Times archives Pudding

In the Middle Ages there was no such thing as childhood How perceptions of children have changed through history  Economist

***ETHICS

Trump’s interpreters for Putin meetings face ethical dilemma  The Conversation

NYT faced hard choice over graphic photo selection Poynter

***RESEARCH  

Websites like ResearchGate and Academia.edu “pit scientists against each  Nature  

Publishers ‘taking funders for a ride’ with mirror journals Duplicate titles are being set up to get around new open-access requirements  Time Higher Ed

Mixed Realities, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality in Scholarly Publishing  The Scholarly Kitchen 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Peer Review System  Inside Higher Ed  

Journal websites often do not contain basic info about reviewer selection, review criteria, the use of digital tools, policies on corrections and retractions, etc  Science Institute for Science in Society

A common and important statistical mistake: How post-hoc power calculation is like a shit sandwich  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

***HIGHER ED

Michigan State President Steps Down After Insulting Comments About Abuse Survivors  NPR 

Must Universities Shut Down Constitutionally Protected Speech Forums That Also Enable Student Harassment?  Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The rise in American high-school graduation rates looks puffed-up  Economist

Liberty U. Senior Official Accepted Bag of Money for Helping Trump in Online Polls, Report Says The Chronicle of Higher Education

Federal judge blocks Trump's religious exemption to birth control  Reuters

***STUDENT LIFE

Pew Research decides where Millennials end and Generation Z  Pew Research Center 

These high school valedictorians set off to change the world: But good grades only got them so far  Boston Globe  

Professor sends letter to students: 'Please use deodorant'  Houston.com 

***TEACHING

Colleges Are Getting Smarter About Student Evaluations: Here’s How The Chronicle of Higher Education

No, Rate My Professors Probably Won’t Remove Your Profile The Chronicle of Higher Education

How One Instructor Stopped Himself From Lecturing Too Much  Chronicle of Higher Education 

MOOCs in Decline: Insights into multi-year data from MIT and Harvard e-Literate

 

Articles of Interest - Week of Jan 14

***2018

Our Favorite Facts of 2018  New York Times 

Top 18 Data Visualizations of 2018  How Much 

2018's top 7 libraries and packages for data science and AI  Heartbeat 

The 2018 Storyhunter Staff Pick Awards  Story Hunter 

The biggest science stories of 2018: From the edge of the solar system to crises on Earth  Washington Post  

List of visualization best-of-year lists, 2018  FlowingData

The best and worst of 2018, in 85 lists  Inside Hook 

***2019

50 Things Turning 50 in 2019  Mental Floss 

Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?' BBC

***BIG DATA & AI 

60 minutes looks at how one man is advancing artificial intelligence  CBS News  

Understanding Generative Adversarial Networks and what makes them interesting  Toward Data Science 

Scenarios have been discovered in which it is impossible to prove whether or not a machine-learning algorithm could solve a particular problem  Nature Magazine 

 ***SOCIAL MEDIA 

Is having the most popular photo on Instagram worth anything? Will someone cash in on the payout potential of that Kardashian-smashing egg?  Recode

Inside Facebook's 'cult-like' workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time  CNBC 

***SOCIAL MEDIA & POLITICS  

Newly elected congressmember AOC offers older colleagues a master class in social media Wired   

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more Twitter power than media, establishment  Axios  

***JOURNALISM

Facebook says it will invest $300 Million in Local News TechCrunch

Reporter Attacked While Broadcasting Live  CBS Sacramento  

The newspaper that #MeToo missed At Las Vegas Review-Journal, allegations of misconduct were met with little change  Columbia Journalism Review

***FAKE NEWS

Democrats Targeted Roy Moore With Fake Campaign  US News 

'Fake News' Results In Real Jail Time For Ohio Woman  Tech Dirt 

Who was most likely to share fake news in 2016? Seniors  Washington Post 

Oft-quoted paper on spread of fake news turns out to be…fake news  Retraction Watch

Scarlett Johansson says fighting deepfake porn is 'fruitless': new form of harassment with little legal recourse  Engadget 

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone  T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data  Motherboard  

America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It (sub. req’ed) Wall Street Journal  

Hacks Are Getting So Common That Companies Are Turning To 'Cyber Insurance'  NPR 

Previously secret CIA report documents spear attack against surveillance plane  ArsTechnica

***INTERNET 

The 20 Most Popular Websites, Charted From 1998 To 2018  Digg

Google Reveals How It Approaches SEO  Media Post 

Numerous Government Sites' HTTPS Certificates Expire Amid Shutdown  DailyDot  

The Rise and Demise of RSS  Motherboard 

***WRITING & READING

Indie bookstores flourish in an Amazon world  Axios 

How To Start Reading Poetry If You Have No Idea Where To Begin  Bustle  

Is Skim Reading the New Normal?  Psychology Today 

***LANGUAGE 

YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'  BBC  

Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App  Life Hacker

***LITERATURE 

Physiological essay on Gulliver’s Travels: a correction after three centuries  Springer  

Long-lost Jane Austen family photo album discovered on eBay  Fox News

***GENDER 

Men in the US have More daily leisure Time than Women The Atlantic  

An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes  The Atlantic

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

What A Case Of Mistaken Identity Tells Us About Race In America  NPR

The father of DNA says he still believes in a link between race, intelligence. His lab just stripped him of his titles Washington Post 

***LEGAL ISSUES 

Despite Losing Its Copyright Case, The State Of Georgia Still Trying To Stop People From Posting Its Laws  Tech Dirt 

Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory against InfoWars, Alex Jones  ABC News

New York Times Moves To Dismiss Joe Arpaio's Defamation Lawsuit By Pointing Out It's Impossible To Defame Him  Tech Dirt

Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules  Gizomdo 

***CRIME

How true-crime podcasts find clues the police miss  BBC 

Groveland Four pardoned by Florida clemency board  Miami Herald   

***PERSONAL GROWTH 

Adulting Burnout  Becoming (my blog)

'Affective Presence': How You Make Other People Feel  The Atlantic

Physics explains why time passes faster as you age  Quartz

***RELIGION

Conservative Evangelicals Attempt to Disentangle Their Faith from Trumpism  New Yorker 

One year after the American Bible Society issued an ultimatum, almost 20 percent of its staff has quit  Philadelphia Inquirer

Did the U.S. Supreme Court Rule That Oaths Not Taken on the Bible Are ‘Illegal’?  Snopes 

***RELIGION AND POLITICS

Texas Republicans Will Vote on Whether to Remove Muslim-American From GOP Position Because of His Religion  Newsweek  

Evangelical group wants gays removed from anti-lynching bill  NBC News 

Megachurch pastor with ties to George W. Bush indicted on $3.5 million fraud  ABC News

***GOOD NEWS

11-year-old saves man almost twice his size from drowning  KARE TV 

The 90-Year-Old Doper Is Not A Doper At All: The Carl Grove Case  FloBikes

 Lost teddy bear gets luxury five-star hotel break in Hawaii  CNN

***GOOD NEWS WITH ANIMALS 

Through her lemonade stand, Texas girl raises thousands for animal rescues  The Week  

Stranger drives 2,300 miles to reunite boy recovering from surgery with his dog  CBS News 

Stray Dog Adopted By Gas Station Rushes To The Rescue During Armed Robbery  The Dodo

***ART & DESIGN

Panoramic Photographs by Peter Li Bring an Otherworldly Perspective to the Architectural Symmetry of Churches  This is Colossal 

Graphic designer recreates vintage maps, adding stunning 3-D elevation  Scott Reinhard  

The Getty Digital Archive Expands to 135,000 Free Images: Download High Resolution Scans of Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Much Much More  Open Culture 

How science and tech left an imprint on 3 iconic paintings  Wired 

***MUSIC 

Nina Simone's 'Lovely, Precious Dream' For Black Children  NPR

Independent Music Publicists Grapple With a Shrinking Media Landscape  Billboard

 Old, meet new: Sony introduces a wireless turntable for vinyl records  Ars Technica 

***FILM 

Scientists Have Determined the Most Influential Film of All Time  Curiosity

***SOCIAL ISSUES 

How Cities Make Money by Fining the Poor  New York Times  

The Weight I Carry What it’s like to be too big in America  The Atlantic

Pet opioid prescriptions have soared, Penn study finds. But who’s really using the meds?  Philadelphia Inquirer 

Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road  NPR

***SOCIAL ISSUES: THE WALL 

The Wall – Interactive map exploring U.S.-Mexico border  USA Today  

How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise  Pew Research Center

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

Over 300 small-business loans a day aren’t happening because of the shutdown  Washington Post

***ENVIRONMENT

The Era Of Easy Recycling May Be Coming To An End  FiveThirtyEight

5 key environmental impacts of the government shutdown  National Geographic

***HEALTH

Hopkins Researchers ID New Biomarker for Colorectal Cancers  Hopkins Medicine

Health Rankings by State  America’s Health Rankings

Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain, study says  CNN

Biggest jump in drug overdoses was among middle-aged women  NBC News 

Most Health and Wellness Advice From Instagram Influencers Is Wrong  The Atlantic

Artificial Sweeteners, Not Good, Not Bad  New York Times

***TRAVEL

52 Places to Go in 2019  New York Times

University of California tells students not to use WeChat, WhatsApp in China  CNN

***FOOD 

Nutella  Quartz  

One in 10 Adults Have a Food Allergy: Many More Say They Have One  New York Times 

Vietnamese restaurant 'Pho Keene Great' under fire for name  KWCH 

FDA says most food inspections halted amid shutdown  The Hill

***FAMILY 

Dad makes app that forces teens to reply to text   news.com.au 

***PSYCHOLOGY  

The Brain Maps Out Ideas and Memories Like Spaces Quantam Magazine

Denver passes conversion therapy ban  The Denver Channel

The Science of Dreaming  Long Reads  

Our obsession with taking photos is changing how we remember the past  The Conversation 

***PHILOSOPHY

Bertrand Russell's 10 Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy  Open Culture

***PRODUCTIVITY & EMAIL 

Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email Because my inbox will always be waiting for me, but my children will not New York Times 

Don’t Reply to Your Emails The case for inbox infinity  The Atlantic

Dread Opening Your Inbox? There's A New Approach To Embracing All Those Emails  NPR

***RESEARCH  

U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May Be Trying to Steal Your Data  New York Times

China censors British academic publisher  Ekklesia 

Taiwanese biochemist cleared of corruption  Nature 

***HIGHER ED

Small-college presidents work to adapt to a changing market  Inside Higher Ed 

Why U.S. universities are shutting down China-funded Confucius Institutes  Washington Post  

The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education’  Inside Higher Ed

Religious Colleges Praise Proposed Protections for Their Mission  Bloomberg  

Lawsuit goes to trial over whether retired president is owed by a Baptist school  Inside Higher Ed

***HUMANITIES & STEM

Don’t Teach Your Kid to Code: Teach Them to Communicate  Medium  

 Why We Need the Humanities in the Sciences Patheos

***TEACHING

Professors Worry About the Cost of Textbooks, but Free Alternatives Pose Their Own Problems Chronicle of Higher Education 

Learning Styles: Educators v Scientists  Inside Higher Ed

Empathetic Syllabi Review Exercise  Faculty Focus

***STUDENT LIFE

Millions of College Students Are Going Hungry  The Atlantic  

Renting College Textbooks Can Be An Even Bigger Ripoff Than Buying Them Huffington Post

Managing Teenage Acne  New York Times

A Northwestern Student Took Her Own Life. Is a Sorority to Blame?  The Atlantic

Why some colleges don't rely on SAT or ACT scores Springfield

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Chicago State to pay $650K in faculty blog lawsuit  Associated Press

Proceedings Start Against ‘Sokal Squared’ Hoax Professor  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Printing Delays Present ‘New Normal’ for Academic  Inside Higher Ed 

UW-Oshkosh professor sues to prevent records about plagiarism investigation from being released to newspaper  Wisconsin State Journal

64 lecturers at Ugandan University miss research grants over plagiarism  Daily Monitor

Articles of Interest - Jan 7

***TECHNOLOGY

An introduction to Quantum Computing  IBM

Ranking the Top 100 Technological Advances  Gizmodo 

Physicists’ measurement is first of its kind and could provide a stepping stone to practical quantum computing   MIT 

***BIG DATA & AI  

Artificial intelligence turns brain activity into speech  Science Mag 

A brief explanation of automated machine learning, why it’s needed and where it’s going  KD Nuggets 

This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task  Tech Crunch 

The Most Amazing Artificial Intelligence Milestones So Far  Forbes 

Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019  MIT Tech Review

***SOCIAL MEDIA 

What Facebook knows about you  Axios

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst  Associated Press

The Bird Box Effect: How Memes Drive Users to Netflix  The Ringer   

Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says  CNN

How to Delete Your Online Accounts but Keep Your Data  Life Hacker 

How Facebook is Fueling The French Populist Rage  Monday Note 

***JOURNALISM 

7 tips on health care reporting from POLITICO’s Joanne Kenen  Journalists Resource

A journalist exposes the systemic failures that led to his wife’s death  Columbia Journalism Review  

How Google-backed MediaWise is teaching teens media literacy  Digiday

***THE BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM 

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press receives $1 million grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Dallas Morning News lays off 20 newsroom employees  Poynter 

A fresh look at the rise of nonprofit journalism — and the issues that remain  Poynter

***FAKE NEWS

How to recognize fake AI-generated images  Medium 

Inside Trump’s fake news recidivism  Axios 

2019: A year when fake news gets intimate and everyone disagrees on everything  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

***PRIVACY & SECURITY 

L.A. is suing IBM for illegally gathering and selling user data through its Weather Channel app  Los Angeles Times

DNA Testing? You Might Want to Wait for More Legal Protection  Bloomberg

***PRODUCING MEDIA

9 Types of Visual Storytelling on Mobile  Global Investigative Journalism Network

***INTERNET

How Much of the Internet Is Fake?  New York Magazine 

Half the world will be online in 2019: But getting people connected is not an unalloyed blessing  Economist 

***PERSONAL GROWTH  

The people inside the machine   Becoming (my blog)

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success   The Week

Are you a Digital Hoarder?  BBC

***WRITING & READING

The Rise of the Exclamation point  Quartz 

Ways schools and colleges could do a better job of teaching writing  Inside Higher Ed 

11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Are Now Available Online at the Internet Archive  Open Culture       

Does It Pay to Be a Writer? A new study found that most authors’ incomes are below the poverty line  New York Times

***LANGUAGE

The Most Searched Words Of 2018  Dictionary.com

Top words teens use to describe 2018: exhausting, chaotic, meh  Survey Monkey 

Children Are Using Emoji for Digital-Age Language Learning  Wired 

How a Word Enters the Dictionary: A Quick Primer  Open Culture 

***LITERATURE

Getting Students to Study Literature  Inside Higher Ed

How Hollywood Gets the Publishing Industry Wrong  New York Times

An Illustrated and Interactive Dante's Inferno: Explore a New Digital Companion to the Great 14th-Century Epic Poem  Open Culture

***GENDER   

Women are being honored for their excellent journalism  Tampa Bay  

7 Ways to Improve Coverage of Women’s Sports  Harvard’s Nieman Reports 

***RACE & ETHNICITY ISSUES

Landmark settlement requires harasser to denounce white supremacy and apologize to the first black female student body president at American University Inside Higher Ed

 ***LEGAL ISSUES  

How copyright law is often used to squash free expression on the internet: The legal issues behind the AOC Dancing Video  Wired 

Content Just Entered The Public Domain  Kotaku

Ed Sheeran Going To Trial Over 'Thinking Out Loud' Plagiarism Allegations  Forbes  

F-Bombs Coming to Supreme Court for Review of Government Ban on Scandalous Trademarks Hollywood Reporter 

2018 Advertising Lawsuits  Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

2018 Trademark Lawsuits  Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

2018 Copyright Lawsuits  Technology & Marketing Law Blog 

***CRIME  

5 facts about crime in the U.S. Pew Research Center

***RELIGION

Thomas Keating died on October 25th: The pioneer of modern contemplative prayer was 95  Economist 

Evangelicals Seek Detente With Mideast Muslim Leaders As Critics Doubt Motives  NPR 

The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors  Christianity Today    

Teen self-injects verses from the Bible and the Koran that have been transposed into DNA  BongBong

***RELIGION AND POLITICS 

Jerry Falwell Jr. can’t imagine Trump ‘doing anything that’s not good for the country’  Washington Post 

The New Congress: Fewer Christians But Still Religious  NPR

***GOOD NEWS

Granddaughter Records A Song Her Grandpa Wrote Decades Earlier (video) 

Minnesota doctor makes a blanket for every baby he delivers  Star Tribune 

A Pop-Up Japanese Cafe With Robot Servers Remotely Controlled by People With Disabilities (video)

This choir features singers with dementia Washington Post  

11-year-old boy pulls a drowning man from the bottom of a pool and saves his life CNN

The tattoo artist who erases racist and gang-related ink for free PS Mag

***ART & DESIGN

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2018  FlowingData

Design Ethics and the Limits of the Ethical Designer  Viget 

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out  Wired 

***MUSIC 

Sacred choral music touches on deep religious, moral and political questions Economist

Mongolian Heavy Metal Band Gets Millions Of YouTube Views   NPR

Star Spangled Banner sounds Russian when played in a minor key  (video)

***BUSINESS & FINANCE

How to Document Your Personal Possessions in Case of Emergency  LifeHacker  

What a Student Loan 'Bubble' Bursting Might Look Like  Vice

***ENVIRONMENT 

Humanity Has Managed to Change Places We’ve Barely Even Visited  Atlas Obscura 

5 New Year's resolutions that can help the environment in 2019  Mashable  

***HEALTH 

The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable  Vox

The Dangerous Allure of Breech Birth at Home – and a Problematic New Paper  PLOS

Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu?  NPR  

2019 Health Trends  Axios

Artificial intelligence can detect Alzheimer’s in brain scans six years before a diagnosis  Fast Company 

***TRAVEL

Why It Makes Sense That Airlines Overbook (video)  Cheddar

State Department warns Americans traveling in China to use 'increased caution'  Politico

***FOOD

Cops grieve 'Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' lost in NYE truck fire: 'No words'  Fox News 

The Big Food Trends In 2019  Forbes 

***PARENTING  

The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting  New York Times

The art and science of parenting  The Economist  

Cultivating empathy in my children, from a neuroscience perspective  Washington Post

***ANIMALS  

Gradually, nervously, courts are granting rights to animals  Economist  

How one boy has helped save over a thousand shelter dogs  NBC News 

Shelter volunteer's family secretly adopts her favorite dog  Stillwater News Press

***SCIENCE

Scientists Have 'Hacked Photosynthesis' In Search Of More Productive Crops  NPR

Space and time could be a quantum error-correcting code  Wired

The Year in Physics: The field of fundamental physics is experiencing both a period of confusion and an openness to new ideas  Quantam Magazine 

***PSYCHOLOGY 

Can Alexa and Facebook predict the end of your relationship?  Vox  

 Your Ideal Therapist Might Not Be Human  Outside Online 

Psychologists reluctant to own up to research mistakes  Times Higher Ed  

Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex  Big Think 

***NEUROSCIENCE  

What the subjects covered in high and medium impact factor journals in neuroscience tell us  Biorxiv

Exploring How Neuroscience Can Affect a Marketing Strategy  AdWeek

***PHILOSOPHY

The Problem of Free Will (video)  Wireless Philosophy 

Philosopher Bertrand Russell’s Indispensable Advice on ‘How (Not) to Grow Old’   My Modern Met 

Wittgenstein and religion  Aeon

***PRODUCTIVITY 

Best Productivity Apps for Mac  Software How 

12 expert tips to make 2019 your most productive year yet  Fast Company 

***RESEARCH 

The quest to topple science-stymying academic paywalls  Wired  

A worrisome source of Research Bias: Researchers seeking to fund and publish their work, and advance their academic careers  New York Times 

Scams using fake reviews to facilitate publications  The Asian Journal of Andrology 

Amateurism still flourishing in scientific journals  BMJ 

The Costs of Reproducibility  Science Direct 

The methodological flaws that have roiled psychology were also lurking in sports science  FiveThirtyEight  

What to do when you read a paper and it’s full of errors and the author won’t share the data or be open about the analysis?  Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science 

Questionable authorship practices are endemic to biomedical research  Springer

The Double-bind Theory of Scholarly Publishing Scholarly Kitchen

***RESEARCH RETRACTIONS

No retraction for a Fifth of 200 publications with misconduct  Sage 

Citation of Retracted Articles in Engineering: A Study of the Web of Science Database  Taylor & Francis Online 

***HIGHER ED 

Overhauling Rules for Higher Ed Inside Higher Ed

Bennett College Needs To Raise $5 Million Or It May Lose Accreditation  NPR

Why does it feel good to see someone fail?  The Conversation 

Does It Matter Where You Go To College? The Answer: It Depends  NPR

Some Calif. community colleges skip free college because of required participation in federal loan program Inside Higher Ed 

That Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Actually Has a Lot to Do With Higher Ed Chronicle of Higher Ed

Christian College President Gets Impromptu Selfie with Newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber  CBN

***HUMANITIES

Machine learning can offer new tools, fresh insights for the humanities  ArsTechnica 

What the Numbers Can Tell Us About Humanities Ph.D. Careers  Chronicle of Higher Ed

***TEACHING

How One College Made Its Gen-Ed Program Feel More Relevant  Chronicle of Higher Ed

It's time to teach kids how to read charts  Quartz

 ***STUDENT LIFE

Students at Notre Dame have launched a campaign that has inspired others around the country to ask their institutions to block explicit content  Inside Higher Ed

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation  BuzzFeed News 

Teen vaping: Is it really a gateway to cigarette smoking?  Journalist’s Resources  

***ACADEMIC LIFE 

Marquette Law School professor suspended over student relationship  JS Online

 How 'Rule Makers, Rule Breakers' Might Explain the Academic / IT Divide  Inside Higher Ed