Must-reads of the week

Celebrity profiles, unpaid internships, Dean Baquet

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:

Confidentially Yours — Celebrity profiles weren’t always so banal.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media — Look beyond your existing networks, folks.

Why CNN Is Obsessed With Flight 370: ‘The Audience Has Spoken’ — “Numbers, not critics, are the measure of success.”

Intern Nation is BankruptThe Baffler on unpaid internships.

The TMZ Style Guide — “Beyonce should always be first referred to as Beyonce and afterwards as Bey, and then afterwards as Beyonce. Or whatever.”

After an Economic Crisis, Modern-Day Greek Ruins — Photographer Nikos Pilos documents the aftermath of Greece’s economic woes.

How an historic moment in the news business is undercut by race and gender politics — Dean Baquet’s promotion is now forever linked to Jill Abramson’s troubling exit.

Jill Abramson’s ouster shows women that we still must be more than good — “The fury of women journalists who identify with Abramson stems from what we know: that excellent performances are not enough.”

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