Culled from CJR’s 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:
BuzzFeed is Watching You — The site records extensive information about you when you visit it.
Researcher examines lack of female opinion columnists in the US — “The lack of diversity, whether racial or gender, shows the inability of media to reflect different life experiences and perspectives, and thus presents an inaccurate picture of the world.”
That Story About Irish Babies Buried in a Septic Tank Was Shocking. It Also Wasn’t Entirely True. — The international news cycle and old Irish tendencies helped create a perfect storm of outrage.
The walls erected by traditional media — SCOTUSblog on being denied a Senate press credential.
These 26 Photos Show There’s No One Way to Be Beautiful — Global photoshopped beauty standards may surprise you.