Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her
    The internet is a mountain, and if you climb that mountain, waiting for you at the top will be person with whom you need to make peace. I climbed my mountain and a woman named Justine Sacco was there. One year ago today, Justine Sacco was the global...
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  2. When to quit your journalism job
    Audience Atomization Overcome: Why the Internet Weakens the Authority of the Press " In the age of mass media, the press was able to define the sphere of legitimate debate with relative ease because the people on the receiving end were atomized–...
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  3. Everything You Need To Know About The Dangerous T...
    Everything You Need To Know About The Dangerous Teen Trend ‘Wodehousing’ You’ve probably already heard about “Wodehousing,” a disturbing trend in which teenagers videotape themselves covering strangers’ homes with the full text of P.G. Wodehouse...
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  4. Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide
    Two police officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn were shot at point-blank range and killed on Saturday afternoon by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers. The suspect then committed...
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  5. Sony Caved to Terror. No One Else Should.
    Photo Movie posters for "The Interview" were on display in Los Angeles last week. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images COPENHAGEN — Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” — an enormous act of self-censorship under threat of violence — somehow...
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