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:
Why Many Journalists Make Poor Newsroom Leaders (And Ways to Make Them Better) — “Too many editors are forced to learn on the job, relying on hunch and guesswork, rather than proper preparation.”
Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism — Must-read fiction of 2013, compiled by Conor Friedersdorf.
Get That Life: How I Founded Jezebel and Became a New York Times Columnist — Anna Holmes discusses her career.
Gallows Humor: Political Satire in Sisi’s Egypt — The country’s cartoonists find creative ways to defy censors.
Exclusive: The Pentagon has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously — Everything you want to know about the US military protecting us from the walking dead.