Must-reads of the week


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:

Jimmy Wales is not an Internet billionaire — Great profile of the cofounder of Wikipedia

NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama — The collection of these records began under the Bush administration’s wide-ranging warrantless surveillance program, collectively known by the NSA codename Stellar Wind

How Edith Windsor learned she won — “Hello, who am I talking to?” Windsor said. “Oh, Barack Obama?”

How Glenn Greenwald became Glenn Greenwald — Before he was the Guardian’s eyes on the National Security Agency, Greenwald was a Manhattan litigator with an itchy trigger finger. “He doesn’t care if the entire world hates him”

A bill is killed; a star is born — Wendy Davis’ filibuster

Why so serious? — “Serious journalism” seems a coded way, intentional or not, of saying “journalism by and for men”

A house divided — Why the students at one prominent South African university, once a model of racial harmony, chose to resegregate

You don’t have to like Edward Snowden — Reporters have always been comfortable ignoring their sources’ motives. Now everybody else needs to get used to that

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