Must-reads of the week

Why journalists struggle as newsroom leaders and the Pentagon's zombie defense plan

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.”

‘West Wing’ Uncensored: Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe, More Look Back on Early Years, Long Hours, Contract Battles and the Real Reason for Those Deapartures — Let’s walk ‘n’ talk.

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.

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