Must-reads of the week

McDonald's in Ferguson, rooting for the home team in Buffalo, and The Guardian goes local

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the 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:

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz) - The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy (CJR) - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

Why local media struggle covering sports stadium construction (CJR) - Local news organizations often support the home team, despite huge public costs of keeping them in town

The Guardian partners with more local news outlets to tell under-reported stories (CJR) - As the news organization gains footing in the US, more journalistic partnerships are being launched to tell stories from different areas of the country

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT) - “Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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