Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:
James Fallows on David Frum’s asserted, then retracted, charge the NYT ran fake photos of Gaza (The Atlantic) - “For all their blind spots and flaws, reporters on the scene are trying to see, so they can tell, and the photographic and video reporters take greater risks than all the rest, since they must be closer to the action. For people on the other side of the world to casually assert that they’re just making things up—this could and would drive them crazy.”
Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist (CJR) - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims.
The new face of Richard Norris (GQ) - “‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”
No, ‘journopreneurs’ are not killing journalism (CJR) - Digital journalists aren’t sellouts—they are aware of industry realities.
A First Look update (First Look Media) - “[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review.