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Visualizing Diversity in U.S. Newsrooms

Center for Data Innovation: “Google News Lab, design firm Polygraph, and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) have created a data visualization illustrating the changes in gender and racial diversity of newsrooms in the United States over time. The visualization uses data from ASNE and the American Community Survey to compare the differences between newsrooms in 2001 and newsrooms in 2017. Users can analyze gender and racial diversity by individual newsrooms, for the industry as a whole, and for leadership roles. ASNE has also published a detailed analysis of the data. Take a look.” “The Newspaper Diversity Survey measures the percentage of women and minorities working in US newsrooms. The results from 2017’s survey are in.”

Google Scholar – Follow Related Research for Key Authors

Follow Related Research for Key Authors, October 13, 2017: “Scholar provides several ways to keep up with research in your area. You can set up keyword alerts, get recommendations related to your publications and follow your colleagues’ profiles. Today, we are adding another approach to stay up to date in areas of your interest. Now,… Continue Reading

Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

Pew – “Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in July and August. The survey comes amid public debate about underrepresentation and treatment of women – as well as racial and ethnic… Continue Reading

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Gartner: “Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems…” Continue Reading

OPM – Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results 2017

“The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) continues to be a valuable tool for assessing the state of Federal workplaces. The workforce is the backbone of the government and employee opinions shared through the survey provide an essential catalyst to achieving effective government. This year more than 485,000 employees participated in the FEVS, showing their commitment… Continue Reading

Pen America Report – Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth

“Warning that the spread of “fake news” is reaching a crisis point, Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth evaluates the array of strategies that Facebook, Google, Twitter, newsrooms, and civil society are undertaking to address the problem, stressing solutions that empower news consumers while vigilantly avoiding new infringements on free speech. Faking News… Continue Reading

Newsweek – Trolls, Bots and Fake News: The Mysterious World of Social Media Manipulation

Newsweek, Samuel Earle: “If it was once common to hear mass anti-government movements in the Middle East described as “Twitter uprisings” and “Facebook revolutions,” today these social media platforms are more likely to be linked to their potential for manipulating public opinions and influencing elections, including the one that saw Donald Trump elected as America’s “First… Continue Reading

Book Review – Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps

Dublin Review of Books – Michael Cronin – Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps, by Michaela Wolf (ed), Bloomsbury, 192 pp, ISBN: 978-1501313257: “Many of the labour and extermination camps scattered across the Nazi Reich held up to thirty or forty different nationalities, most of them speaking different languages. For life and death to proceed as… Continue Reading

Guide on How to Transcribe YouTube Videos Automatically

Karrar Haider via Hongkiat: “A lot of us may not know but YouTube comes with many useful features like translation for titles and description and YouTube keyboard shortcuts etc. Similarly, there are ways with which you can transcribe YouTube videos. As nowadays, the speech recognition software have improved a lot, you can get a reliable… Continue Reading

Internet Archives Syncing Catalogs with thousands of Libraries in 120 Countries through OCLC

Internet Archives: “We are pleased to announce that the Internet Archive and OCLC have agreed to synchronize the metadata describing our digital books with OCLC’s WorldCat. WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of thousands of libraries in more than 120 countries that participate in the OCLC global cooperative. What does this mean… Continue Reading

The number of linked references of publications in Microsoft Academic in comparison with the Web of Science

The number of linked references of publications in Microsoft Academic in comparison with the Web of Science, Robin Haunschild, Sven E. Hug, Martin P. Brändle, Lutz Bornmann (Submitted on 11 Oct 2017) arXiv:1710.04031 [cs.DL] “In the context of a comprehensive Microsoft Academic (MA) study, we explored in an initial step the quality of linked references… Continue Reading

Deloitte – The legal department of the future

The legal department of the future – How disruptive trends are creating a new business model for in-house legal – “Over the past 10 years, unprecedented disruptions—including the deregulation of the practice of law and advancements in technology—have been changing the face of the legal sector. Rigid silos are being replaced by more fluid structures.… Continue Reading