Must-reads of the week

Heartbleed bugs and wonk bubbles

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:

Ezra Klein on Vox’s launch, media condescension, and competing with Wikipedia — “If media professionals look at this and think, That’s ridiculous, I already know all of this, that’s wonderful for us”

‘I’ve never had an interview like that’ — How two Times-Picayune journalists reported “The Long Road” series on sex abuse

Change all your passwords for everything now — Flaw found in key method for protecting data on the internet

The culture of shut up — Too many debates about important issues degenerate into manufactured and misplaced outrage—and it’s chilling free speech

Is there a Wonk Bubble? — Why the boom in data journalism actually makes sense

The ultimate guide to solving iOS battery drain — Someone give this man his own journalism startup

Eight (no, nine!) problems with big data — Let’s be levelheaded about what big data can — and can’t — do

Vox takes melding of journalism and technology to a new level — Klein: “We were badly held back not just by the technology, but by the culture of journalism”

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