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Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

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.”

Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matters

Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matters, Senate Armed Services Committee, September 13, 2016 (published September 2017), via FAS. Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News: “What constitutes an act of war in the cyber domain? It’s a question that officials have wrestled with for some time without being able to provide a clear-cut answer. But in… Continue Reading

Outside – Joel Clement on Why He Quit the Dept. of the Interior

“The longtime DOI employee says he was forced out because he spoke up about the risk climate change poses to Alaskans. We caught up with him to talk the state of the Interior, how his colleagues are faring…” “…Until June 2017, Clement was in charge of the Office of Policy Analysis, where he worked primarily… Continue Reading

FCL: A Formal Language for Writing Contracts

Farmer W.M., Hu Q. (2018) FCL: A Formal Language for Writing Contracts. In: Rubin S., Bouabana-Tebibel T. (eds) Quality Software Through Reuse and Integration. FMI 2016, IRI 2016 2016. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 561. Springer, Cham “A contract is an artifact that records an agreement made by the parties of the contract.… Continue Reading

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

Carter Journalism Institute Launches “First Amendment Watch” to Highlight, Analyze Threats to Freedom of Expression

“The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched First Amendment Watch —an online resource that goes beyond the headlines to provide much-needed coverage and context to the debate over freedom of expression. NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has launched First Amendment Watch—an online resource that goes beyond the headlines to provide much-needed coverage and… Continue Reading

IEEE Spectrum Special Report on Blockchain

Special Report: Blockchain World – When Bitcoin was unleashed on the world, it filled a specific need. But it wasn’t long before people realized the technology behind Bitcoin—the blockchain—could do much more than record monetary transactions. That realization has lately blossomed into a dazzling and often bewildering array of startup companies, initiatives, corporate alliances, and research… Continue Reading

Who Is Represented in Immigration Court?

“Many factors impact the odds that an individual can obtain representation in Immigration Court. Using very recent case-by-case court records, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University has just completed a detailed analysis examining how the odds of representation varies with the particular court and hearing location, the nationality and custody status of… Continue Reading