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:
36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump
Letting go of Asperger’s
— Months after Hanna Rosin’s son was diagnosed, the label officially disappeared. And that turned out to be a good thing
Will John Henry save the Globe?
— “I feel my mortality,” he says. So here’s his plan: He’s going to use the time he has left on earth to try to save journalism itself
This old man
— Roger Angell at 93
Meet the mayor of the center of the world
— “[Istel] thought it would be fun to get his little village officially recognized as the center of the world…. The first step seemed obvious: He needed to write a children’s book”
Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese
— A deeply erroneous New York Times
report and a media that fell so deeply in love with a story that it couldn’t be bothered to determine whether it was true
Why Netflix is winning
— Its shows aren’t as good as HBO’s, but there’s more to business than quality
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The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review.
Tags: Asperger's, Donald Trump, John Henry, Kitty Genovese, Netflix, Roger Angell