Must-reads of the week

My media wants to Ezra all the time

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:

The limits of Ezra Klein’s star power — “[A]ny Ezra that Ezra discovers will likely pull an Ezra on him”

Media reporting’s blind spot — Tech isn’t just a talking point, it’s the media’s new context

Wunderkind wunderkind wunderkind — There has been much talk of “wunderkind” over the past week

Do the poor have more meaningful lives? — A study found that people from wealthy countries were generally happier, but people from poor countries viewed their lives as more meaningful

Love in the time of Obama — Alex Wagner, Sam Kass, and the new American aristocracy

What the longform backlash is all about — Taking the best of the magazine craft online. And leaving the rest on paper

David Carr on Ezra Klein — Web journalism asserts itself

Planet Hillary — The gravitational pull of a possible 2016 campaign is bringing all the old Clinton characters into her orbit. Can she make the stars align, or will chaos prevail?

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