Must-reads of the week

Back-to-School 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:

Did Twitter kill the boys on the bus? — Searching for a better way to cover a campaign

How Futurama’s 31st-century technology illustrated today’s changing media landscape — “Enjoy your outdated format, grandma. Nowadays cool kids like me mash up our own phoneisodes”

What it’s like being the oldest BuzzFeed employee — “I am so, so lost, every workday”

Amish newspapers thrive in digital age — The Budget, a 123-year-old weekly newspaper, carries news of Amish and Mennonite communities

Washington Post Magazine struggles with advertising relationship — “Editors must have absolute autonomy to produce their journalism”

A guide to Syria’s best citizen journalism — Some of Syria’s activist journalists use extensive grassroots networks to triple-check the cause of each death and the veracity of every macabre photo; others inflate their grisly statistics to press for international aid

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