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:
Nate Silver on the launch of ESPN’s new FiveThirtyEight — Silver on Emily Bell’s criticism: “I found the piece reaaaally, really frustrating”
Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news — Media organizations are hiring again. Promising young reporters are leaving stalwart publications for new newsrooms. And venture capitalists are pouring millions into nimble publishing startups
How The Upshot will help navigate news — David Leonhardt’s mission statement
Journalism startups aren’t a revolution if they’re filled with all these white men — Nate Silver has a chart to hire for “clubhouse chemistry.” Ever heard of something called “workplace diversity”?
Why Newsweek isn’t convincing — “Newsweek published an article which even Goodman admits is not completely compelling on its own terms”
The ‘boys’ in the bunkhouse — Toil, abuse, and endurance in the heartland
On the 50th Anniversary of the (re-)birth of the First Amendment — On March 9, 1964, a unanimous Supreme Court reversed a libel verdict against The New York Times. The First Amendment, thankfully, hasn’t been the same since