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:
A modest utopia — Sixty years of Dissent
On the ground with Syria’s news smugglers — They go where professional journalists won’t
Axes of evil — What happens when a grown woman wears Axe fragrance for an entire week?
AP reporter’s mistake: Did the punishment fit the crime? — Questions raised about the appropriate response when a news organization gets its facts wrong
Five million lines of obfuscation — The healthcare.gov mess is inspiring some messy reporting
How Robert Costa became the golden boy of the government shutdown — “Report, report, report. That’s all I do”The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review. Tags: Associated Press, Axe body spray, HealthCare.gov, Robert Costa, Syria