luís antónio santos

2,827 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 41 Following | 70 Followers | @luis_atrium | Journalist. University lecturer. Not-so-early tech adopter. Curious. Very much so. Portuguese. Born in Mozambique. Into the future of journalism, radio & web.

What Are Your Chances of Being Hit by a Meteorite?

For this analysis, we used this dataset, publicly available from NASA. It contains over 45,000 meteorites, with details of their mass, age, when and …


The EU’s Long Journey Toward “Banning Memes”

Over the past week or so, you may have seen headlines warning that the European Union is about to “ban memes and GIFs” and harm free speech. Some say …

European Parliament

The Copenhagen Catalog

Techfestival. <br>Where humans & technology meet<p>To everyone who shapes technology<p>150 principles for a new direction in tech<p>The principles were created by …


Data Journalism and the Law

Introduction<p>In 1961, legal scholar Alexander Meiklejohn famously wrote that the rationale for the First Amendment depended on citizens’ ability to …

Columbia Journalism School

Public or closed? How much activity really exists? See how other news organizations’ Facebook Groups are faring

When Facebook announced its pivot to Groups in the algorithm, publishers obediently pivoted as well.<p>Some were already there — nurturing communities around a common thread, an event, or a locality, or gathering subscribers/fans in one centralized place. Some, honestly, seem plain thirsty for the …

Social Media

Terms of Service

When British Columbia resident Deborah Douez signed up for a Facebook account, she didn’t expect that she’d end up going to court against the …

Social Media

Empowering Portugal’s bombeiros with open data – Points of interest

How is providing an accessible fire map<i>By:</i> <i>Marena Brinkhurst</i><i>In Portugal, a free, open source project is making official fire data more</i> …

Open Data

Dialed in to history: Local collector’s display showcases hundreds of Arvin radios

A Columbus collector’s fascination with radios comes across loud and clear in the newest exhibit at the Bartholomew County Historical Society Museum. …


25 Years of WIRED Predictions: Why the Future Never Arrives

On the cover of WIRED's eighth issue, the Pillsbury Doughboy stands against a wall, flanked by two men wearing neckties. All are blindfolded, …

Dot-Com Bubble

Leave no dark corner

China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, "social credit" will bring privileges — for …


Grande Reportagem Antena1: "Com olhos de ouvir"

Reportagem de Rita Colaço com sonoplastia do Paulo Castanheiro

The New York Times Magazine wants to send you on an audio “voyage,” featuring bats, rats, and volcanos

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 177, published September 18, 2018.<p><b>Headspin.</b> Been quite the week, hasn’t it? In case you missed it: Last Wednesday, Panoply announced that it was getting out of the content business and, as a result, would be letting go of its entire …

How Wireless Water-to-Air Communication Could Revolutionize Marine Research

We can video chat with astronauts aboard the International Space Station and watch live footage from the frozen heights of Everest.<p>But communicating …

The hunt for better climate science

NASA scientists are mapping the loss of ice in Greenland, part of a cutting-edge effort to understand how warming oceans melt ice sheets — a key …

Sea Level

From the Beatles to Colin Kaepernick: a Brief History of Nike’s ‘Wokewashing’

Why the sportswear corporation built a brand philosophy premised on personal transcendence and social justice

Social Movements

Sound: Laurel Halo

Alternative Influence

New Data & Society report <i>Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube</i> by Researcher Rebecca Lewis presents data from …


Historical Practice and Media Engagement

Photo by Jeremy Galliani on Unsplash<i>Krista McCracken</i>How many media interviews did I think I would do when I started working in an archive? Zero. How …


‘Fake news’ [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,© santiago silver / FotoliaAttempts at influencing or distorting elections in the United States and other countries, …

Social Media

Conoce la navaja suiza del periodista

<b>Fueron los periodistas David Hidalgo y Fabiola Torres, ganadores del Data Journalism Awards 2015</b>, quienes estuvieron a cargo de desarrollar este …

EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internet<p>Music companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controversial changes to copyright rules that aim to …

European Parliament

The problem with real news — and what we can do about it

Forget fake news, a poisonous term. Real news is an even bigger problem.<p>This realization is what inspired me to found the Dutch journalism platform …



When Censorship Is Crowdsourced - Quillette

<i>Editor’s note: The text that follows is adapted from a speech delivered recently by the author to the Montreal Press Club.</i> On the op-ed page of <i>The</i> …

Canadian Literature

Our misperceptions run deep. But the man who's spent years studying them hasn't given up on us.

Bobby Duffy attributes our misperceptions to three factors: biases, identity politics and the media.

Fact Checking

Will Robots Replace Radio Jobs?

While most of us enjoyed an uneventful Labor Day Weekend, not everyone was chilling at the lake or chowing down at a family barbecue. Many Americans …

Labor Day

Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications

Lobbyists for "creators" threw their lot in with the giant entertainment companies and the newspaper proprietors and managed to pass the new EU …


Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training

Developments in the last few years have placed journalism under fire. A range of factors are transforming the communications landscape, raising …

Fake News

The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Sometimes it feels like the neon thumbprint of the 1980s never went away. It’s arguably the defining throwback aesthetic of American culture today, from the TV series we reboot to the prints we wear. And when it comes to its music, well, that’s even more ubiquitous: The decade was one of great …