Must-reads of the week

Boston bombing follow-ups, Jill Abramson gossip

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:

Carjack victim recounts his harrowing night — “Don’t do that,” Tamerlan said, studying him. “Don’t be stupid.”

Jill Abramson and ‘the sexist stereotype’ — Dylan Byers responds to his critics

Yes, George Bush was a terrible president — No, he wasn’t smart

Could Buzzfeed be the one to fix breaking news? — The social news site is figuring out ways to bring “breaking news” and “social news” together (cat GIFs optional)

You don’t know Jill — Politico’s story about New York Times editor Jill Abramson is wrong and possibly sexist

Why big cities make media liberal — And why the Kochs can’t do anything about it

The radicalization of Tamerlan Tsarnaev — “It’s a complicated mix of reasons, usually as much personal as they are transnational or global”

Contextualizing media claims in Boston — Coverage coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing has been poor due to lack of knowledge about the Caucasus or Russia and a desire to present the suspects in a framework easily understandable to the American public

Terrorist hunt sends country over the edge — Has America gone a little nuts?

Obama’s rush to judgment — Was the Boston bombing really a “terrorist” act?

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