In the Media
‘No more real newspaper’ in Worcester
CommonWealth Magazine -- 08/15/2019
All of which has Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy wondering whether the Worcester saga involving Henry could come full circle. …
Despite increase, President Trump retweets post saying America is not in the ‘midst of an epidemic of mass shootings’
ABC News -- 08/15/2019
The president retweeted Thursday morning a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, linking to a Reason article, in which Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox blamed the media.
Trump promotes views of criminologist who says there’s no evidence of a mass-shooting ‘epidemic’
The Washington Post -- 08/15/2019
On Twitter, Trump shared a message that linked to an interview with Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, who shared his views in a podcast broadcast Wednesday by Reason, a libertarian publication.
Amazon’s algorithm is reading a new emotion on faces: fear
Fast Company -- 08/15/2019
The authors also caution that using facial expression as a proxy for emotion is premature: “More generally, tech companies may well be asking a question that is fundamentally wrong,” write the researchers, who hail from Northeastern University and CalTech. …
Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever
Vice -- 08/14/2019
Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University, cautioned that the increasingly strange battle’s outcome was hard to predict, mainly because such a campaign has never really been waged.
Could The Rising Cost Of Water Leave Some Mass. Residents Struggling To Pay The Bill?
WBUR -- 08/14/2019
Martha Davis, law professor at Northeastern and lead author of the Northeastern report: “A Drop in the Bucket: Water Affordability Policies in Twelve Massachusetts Communities.” …
‘There is no more real newspaper in the city of Worcester,’ Mayor Joseph Petty says after GateHouse cuts longtime Telegram & Gazette columnist Clive McFarlane amid series of layoffs
Mass Live -- 08/14/2019
“Keep in mind that @GateHouse_Media had just eliminated ~170 jobs and that the @Gannett deal was already in the works. So this doesn’t make much sense even on GateHouse’s own terms,” Dan Kennedy, associate professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, tweeted on Tuesday.
Lyme Disease Is Baffling, Even to Experts
The Atlantic -- 08/14/2019
Taking the next step, Kim Lewis at Northeastern University, who has had a distinguished career studying persister bacteria, is about to conduct a study, in collaboration with Brian Fallon, looking at whether a compound that specifically targets persister cells can help patients with PTLDS.
Inside Higher Ed -- 08/14/2019
Sean Gallagher, executive professor of educational policy at Northeastern University, said it makes sense for these institutions to focus on expanding in urban areas.
In Past Ties Between Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein, Troubling Questions About Elite Philanthropy
Inside Philanthropy -- 08/14/2019
Wexner engaged in ethically questionable behavior by failing to conduct due diligence into Epstein’s background—and lack thereof, says Patricia Illingworth, a professor in the department of philosophy at Northeastern University’s school of business and law school, and senior fellow of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Hallmarks Of Innocence: Improving The Criminal Justice System
WGBH Boston Public Radio -- 08/13/2019
In the final part of our Hallmarks of Innocence series, WGBH’s Morning Edition Host Joe Mathieu talks with Northeastern University law professor and WGBH News legal analyst Daniel Medwed about the larger systemic changes that could help reduce wrongful convictions. The transcript below has been edited for clarity.
Hundreds of Gun Control Bills Have Been Introduced Since Sandy Hook. Why Has Nothing Changed?
Fortune -- 08/13/2019
The attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio—occurring within 24 hours of one another—brought the national count of mass shootings to 19 this year alone, according to the AP/USA Today/Northeastern University mass murder database. …