Must-reads of the week

Ombo Sauce Edition

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:

Murder by Craigslist — A serial killer finds a newly vulnerable class of victims: white, working-class men

Advice for Jeff Bezos from the Post’s former ombudsman — Fire Jennifer Rubin

NYT Q&A with Edward Snowden — “In the wake of this year’s disclosures, it should be clear that unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless”

How Laura Poitras helped Snowden spill his secrets — Seconds after she decrypted and read the e-mail, Poitras disconnected from the Internet and removed the message from her computer. “I thought, O.K., if this is true, my life just changed”

Salvaging something from the rubble of Patch — “At this point, the most merciful thing Armstrong could do is shut down the whole thing and help the hard-working local editors become owner-operators”

How the Post was lost — “For The Post to thrive again, Politico must lose”

Chart of the day — Journalism professors value journalism degrees way more than actual journalists

In October 2011, NPR aired a series of reports about the placement of Native American children in foster care — NPR’s ombudsman has concluded that the stories were flawed and should not have aired or been published as written

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