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Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

How many people are alive from year you were born?

24/7 Wall St: “The U.S. fertility rate is at its lowest point in history, with 62.5 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The total fertility rate has been below replacement level since 1971. Despite this, the nation’s population is the largest it has ever been. In addition to births, the U.S. population has been growing due to immigration and longer life expectancy. 24/7 Wall St. has determined the number of people alive today who were born each year since 1933. While the fertility rate has declined, the mortality rate has declined as well, increasing the share of Americans who are from a younger generation. Due to increased access to health care, which has improved dramatically over the last century, life expectancy has gone up significantly. The average person born in 1930 lived to 59.7 years of age in. By 2012, the average life expectancy had increased to 78.8 years.

Click here to see how many people from the year you were born are alive.

POGO – White House Releases Ethics Waivers After Battle with OGE

 Scott H. Amey, J.D. – General Counsel, POGO: “Late {May 31, 2017], the White House updated its ethics waiver page with a list of 11 named White House staffers, all Executive Office of the President Appointees, White House Office Commissioned Officers, and “Former Jones Day employees” (the law firm that employed Donald F. McGahn II,… Continue Reading

Pew – State of the News Media

“Since 2004, Pew Research Center has issued an annual report on key audience and economic indicators for a variety of sectors within the U.S. news media industry. These data speak to the shifting ways in which Americans seek out news and information, how news organizations get their revenue, and the resources available to American journalists… Continue Reading

Copyright Office Releases Updated Draft of Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

“Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett today released a revised draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. This draft includes the first proposed updates to the Compendium since its release in December 2014. The public draft is available on the Office’s website at https://copyright.gov/comp3/draft.html. It will go into effect on… Continue Reading

A Global Guide to Initiatives Tackling “Fake News”

A Global Guide to Initiatives Tackling “Fake News” By Fergus Bell May 8, 2017 [many thanks!] – Here’s a list of initiatives that hope to fix trust in journalism and tackle “fake news”. There’s a lot. I’ve tried to collect an extensive list of projects, initiatives and tools created to fix trust in journalism and… Continue Reading

Data Journalism – How Not To Be Wrong

This article and the checklist are relevant to researchers in all sectors – via Winny de Jong – May 25, 2017 “At the intersection of data and journalism, lots can go wrong. Merely taking precautions might not be enough. “It’s very well possible that your story is true but wrong,” New York Times data journalist… Continue Reading

LC New Finding Aid: Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Resources

New Finding Aid: Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Resources, This is a guest post by Andrew Gaudio, reference librarian and classics, medieval studies and linguistics specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. “The Library of Congress collects materials on most subjects, excluding agriculture and medicine. In a collection of over 160 million items, finding what you… Continue Reading

MIT – Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigate

MIT News – “Computer scientists have been working for decades on automatic navigation systems to aid the visually impaired, but it’s been difficult to come up with anything as reliable and easy to use as the white cane, the type of metal-tipped cane that visually impaired people frequently use to identify clear walking paths. White… Continue Reading