All fall lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings in Armenise Auditorium at Harvard Medical School from 7 to 9:00 p.m.Please see the “directions” link … for instructions on how to access Armenise Auditorium (in Goldenson Hall) and the lecture hall, located at 200 Longwood Ave in Boston.
This semester’s series will feature eight lectures: September 26 – Extremophiles: Life on the Edge of our Planet October 3 – The Past and Future of Viral Outbreaks October 10 – Altered State of Mind: How Psychedelics Modify the Brain, Behavior, and Perception October 17 – A Star Trek: A Voyage to Discover Sources of Cosmic Signals in Our Universe October 24 – Designing AI-Enabled Technology for Society November 7 – Fighting Back Against Climate Change: Altering Earth’s Atmosphere November 14 – Brains and Bodies: How to Make Smart Robots November 28 – Sex, Science, and the State: The Role of Science in Sexual Reproductive Health and Policymaking
Another journalist, Zack Stoner, was killed in Chicago, but CPJ is still investigating whether the motive is related to his journalism.
This is the deadliest year for journalists in the United States since CPJ began keeping records in 1992. At this point in 2018, the United States is the third deadliest country globally after Afghanistan and Syria.
In 2018, at least 24 journalists were physically attacked (ranging from being shoved or having equipment damaged, to more serious physical assaults). In 2017, at least 45 journalists were physically attacked.
In 2018, at least three journalists have been arrested in the U.S. in the course of their work. In 2017, at least 34 journalists were arrested.
Since the beginning of 2017, the Department of Justice has issued indictments in at least four leak prosecutions. In at least one case, a journalist’s records were subpoenaed.
An international delegation of global press freedom groups led by CPJ in January found that journalists face a range of threats including physical and verbal harassment, and that press freedom in Missouri and surrounding states has worsened in recent years.
When we announced the Google News Initiative, we also made a commitment to increase the integrity of the information we display during breaking news events. Today we announced several new YouTube features to prominently surface authoritative sources to viewers. To bridge the gap of time it takes to produce high-quality video when news breaks, in the United States, YouTube search will now include links to news article during breaking news cycles. In addition, we’re rolling out the “Breaking News” section on YouTube’s homepage and the “Top News” shelf in search results, which highlight videos from credible news organizations, to many more countries. And YouTube is expanding viewers’ access to local news—the most trusted source of news—across different markets in the U.S.
Playing with Google Maps. Here, I am trying to figure out how to change the color on all the place markers at once.