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:

How Netflix reverse engineered Hollywood — Alexis Madrigal built his own genre generator

Ezra Klein rumored to be leaving WaPo — “Though the atmosphere within The Post was described as civilized, one person said, there has been some awkwardness”

Surviving anxietyThe Atlantic’s editor on how he came to terms with the nation’s most common mental illness

Sign of the Times — Nicholas Kristof drops the middle initial from his byline

You won’t believe what viral content does to news — The fastest-growing forms of online ‘content’ are click-bait headlines and videos

The top 10 ‘Top 10’ lists of 2013 — A year of listmaking

If you'd like to help CJR and win a chance at one of 10 free print subscriptions, take a brief survey for us here.

 

 

The Editors