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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of Aug. 17.
- Columnist Reihan Salam likes …
“The Gig Economy Is Only Good for Some Workers—but It Doesn’t Need to Be That Way” by Allison Schrager, Quartz
“The best column I've read on the gig economy … ”
- Assistant social media editor Lisa Wong Macabasco likes …
“At Many Local Newspapers, There Are No Reporters of Color” by Alex T. Williams, Columbia Journalism Review
“Sobering but the phenomena outlined here are real: At many local newspapers, there are no reporters of color.”
- Chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie likes …
“Exclusion of Blacks From Juries Raises Renewed Scrutiny” by Adam Liptak, New York Times
“Unequal treatment leaves blacks mistrustful of justice system, which becomes justification to keep them off juries.”