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:
Chris Christie’s entire career reeks — It’s not just the bridge
The unique merger that made you (and ewe, and yew) — All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event
Content economics, part 5: news — Twitter and Facebook have become the new indispensable bundles — and in doing so have changed the nature of what news is
The fight for the future of Philadelphia’s newspapers — The inside story of a deal gone bad—and a feud that once again puts Philadelphia’s newspapers in peril
Cheap words — Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?
Why I worked with Roman Polanski — I was sexually molested as an 8-year-old, I wrote a movie for Polanski, and I choose to believe Dylan Farrow
Welcome to Glenn Greenwald, Inc.? — The controversial columnist is the public face of a billionaire-backed new media play. And that could mean problems for a venture with ambitions way beyond the Snowden-verse