Links and Notes - Tue, Aug 20, 2019

7:00 p.m.

I left the house at 5:45 p.m. to pick up our CSA food at the Sylvania pickup. By 5:45 p.m., we had not received any rain at our home. Thunder had continued to be heard as storms passed nearby.

While at the CSA pickup, it started to rain. During the drive back on Sylvania Ave between Holland-Sylvania and Talmadge, the rain came down hard at times. It was deluge in a couple spots, making it hard to see.

When I arrived home around 6:35 p.m., it was not raining, but it had rained some while I was gone. Based upon the puddles, I don't think that our neighborhood received the deluge that fell over parts of Sylvania and West Toledo.


md 1815 concerning severe potential...watch unlikely for northern ohio and southeast michigan

mesoscale discussion 1815
nws storm prediction center norman ok
0450 pm cdt tue aug 20 2019

areas affected...northern ohio and southeast michigan

concerning...severe potential...watch unlikely

valid 202150z - 210015z

probability of watch issuance...20 percent

summary...thunderstorms are moving northeast across northern ohio
and southern michigan that are capable of isolated severe wind. a
watch issuance is unlikely.

discussion...ahead of an upper-level shortwave trough moving over
the great lakes and within the warm sector, thunderstorms have
developed across southern michigan and northern ohio. surface
temperatures warmed into the mid 80s f with dewpoints 70+ f across
the region ahead of the mcs that moved through illinois/indiana
today. multicellular convection is expected with the relatively weak
flow present across the area, although some supercellular structures
could develop as the shortwave approaches and increases mid-level
flow.

the main severe threat will be damaging wind gusts given steep
low-level lapse rates and water-loaded downdrafts. marginally large
hail may also be possible as mid-level temperatures decrease and
shear increases with the shortwave trough. storms will likely
continue into the evening. given the marginal severe threat, a watch
issuance is unlikely.

..nauslar/grams.. 08/20/2019

...please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

attn...wfo...pbz...cle...iln...dtx...iwx...grr...

lat...lon 40068240 40418297 40778310 40928331 40988365 41178396
41498410 42098439 42538433 42658398 42678340 42408270
42008208 41768168 41498149 40808135 40178186 40078229
40068240

5:03 p.m.

I finished yard work at 4:45 p.m. I first noticed distant thunder around 4:20 p.m., maybe earlier.

Today has been warm, humid, partly cloudy to cloudy, little to no wind. Temps reached about 90 degrees. Dew points were in the low 70s.

I worked outside for about six hours. A lot of weeds and tree debris to gather.

Late this morning, I heard Purple Martin(s) fly over. Late this afternoon, I also heard Purple Martin(s). Ditto three days ago on Saturday morning. I think that the martins move to an area south of Detroit for their staging before making the big migration south.

I saw three robins in our neighbor's north yard.


TOL:
Aug 20, 2019 4:52 pm EDT
Weather : Thunderstorm Heavy Rain Fog/Mist
Temperature : 75 F
Humidity : 87%
Wind Speed : S 8 mph
Barometer : 29.95 in
Dewpoint: 71 F
Visibility : 2.00 statute miles


special weather statement
national weather service cleveland oh
443 pm edt tue aug 20 2019

ohz003-006>008-017-018-027-028-202145-
crawford-seneca-wyandot-wood-hancock-ottawa-sandusky-lucas-
443 pm edt tue aug 20 2019

...a broken line of strong thunderstorms will affect
ottawa...seneca... sandusky...northern wyandot...northwestern
crawford...wood...hancock and lucas counties...

at 441 pm edt, radar indicated scattered thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near holland to near bowling green to
near vanlue. a few additional thunderstorms were developing
in advance of this line. movement was northeast at 30 mph.

wind gusts up to 50 mph and half inch hail are possible with these
storms.

locations impacted include...
toledo, findlay, bowling green, tiffin, fremont, fostoria, port
clinton, bluffton, perrysburg, oregon, sylvania, bellevue, clyde,
rossford, waterville, northwood, whitehouse, north baltimore, oak
harbor and gibsonburg.

lat...lon 4172 8387 4172 8347 4169 8343 4171 8334
4164 8323 4161 8308 4152 8297 4151 8299
4153 8288 4152 8288 4149 8291 4146 8303
4142 8294 4144 8287 4100 8284 4082 8354
4082 8388
time...mot...loc 2041z 232deg 25kt 4165 8378 4134 8361 4099 8345


2:06 p.m.

Today is a long, yard work day around our home, weeding, raking, sweeping, and mowing. It will take five to six hours to complete. I don't think that it's horrible outside. I'm working mainly in the shade though.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Aug 20, 2019 1:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 89 F
Humidity : 56%
Wind Speed : W 7 mph
Barometer : 30.01 in
Dewpoint: 71 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 95 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Aug 20, 2019 1:53 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 89 F
Humidity : 59%
Wind Speed : S 9 mph
Barometer : 30.01 in
Dewpoint: 73 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 97 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Aug 20, 2019 1:55 pm EDT
Weather : Partly Cloudy
Temperature : 89 F
Humidity : 56%
Wind Speed : SSW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.00 in
Dewpoint: 71 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 95 F

Date and Time: 02:00 PM, Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Summary: Humid
Air Temp: 89 F
Dew Point: 72 F
Humidity: 58 %
Wind Direction: South
Wind Speed: 5 mph
Wind Gust: 6 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 96 F
Pressure: 30.00 inches
UV Index: Very High : 9.0
Cloud Cover: 0 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 4 %
Precip Intensity: 0.003 : Very Light
Precip Type: rain
Visibility: 9.419 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: Precip is occurring over or near this location.
Nearest Precip Bearing:


md 1810 concerning severe potential...watch possible for most of indiana and portions of southern illinois

mesoscale discussion 1810
nws storm prediction center norman ok
1212 pm cdt tue aug 20 2019

areas affected...most of indiana and portions of southern illinois

concerning...severe potential...watch possible

valid 201712z - 201915z

probability of watch issuance...40 percent

summary...locally damaging winds remain possible with the
progression of an mcs southeast through the area. a severe
thunderstorm watch is possible.

discussion...a well-organized mcs with attendant mcv continues
moving southeast at 35-40 kt over illinois with a slowly broadening
lead convective line arcing from chicago to near st. louis. the
main limiting factor for a more widespread severe wind threat is
weak low-to-mid level wind shear present ahead of the mcs, which
should support a continuation of a significantly upshear-tilted
system and slowly weakening mesoscale rear inflow. however, ample
instability owing to rich boundary-layer moisture and some daytime
heating (prior to the anvil spreading over the area), and minimal
convective inhibition, should support the continued generation of
some convection along the outflow through the afternoon. in
addition, widely-scattered storms should continue to develop ahead
of the mcs, particularly in the vicinity of a mesoscale band of
confluence stretching northwest to southeast across southern
indiana. although the mcs should continue south and eastward in a
somewhat disorganized state (compared to this morning), low-level
lapse rates will be sufficient to support locally damaging winds
with the stronger convective pulses. the main uncertainty is
whether or not the coverage of the threat will be large enough to
warrant a severe thunderstorm watch.

..coniglio/thompson.. 08/20/2019

...please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

attn...wfo...lmk...iwx...ind...pah...lot...ilx...lsx...

lat...lon 41198745 41458736 41658678 41638621 41318549 40588525
39628538 38988573 38598633 38168717 37888793 37808833
37678913 37828952 38098990 38378995 38578990 38938887
39538786 40078755 40538748 41198745

11:17 a.m.

TOL:
Aug 20, 2019 10:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 83 F
Humidity : 70%
Wind Speed : SSE 3 mph
Barometer : 30.06 in
Dewpoint: 72 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 88 F

md 1809 concerning severe thunderstorm watch 602... for much of illinois...far western indiana...and northern missouri

mesoscale discussion 1809
nws storm prediction center norman ok
0904 am cdt tue aug 20 2019

areas affected...much of illinois...far western indiana...and
northern missouri

concerning...severe thunderstorm watch 602...

valid 201404z - 201530z

the severe weather threat for severe thunderstorm watch 602
continues.

summary...a risk of widespread damaging wind gusts continues across
ww 602.

discussion...damaging wind gusts remain possible area-wide this
morning along and ahead of a mature bow echo now located from near
mli to irk. more isolated convection persists ahead of this complex
near mto and west of the ww near lwd. this complex has also
accelerated east-southeastward (likely due to strengthening
mid-level rotation and an attendant rear-inflow jet). with a
continued motion of 300/45, the leading edge of the complex should
begin to approach the eastern edge of ww 602 around 1630-1730z or
so. shear profiles are generally weak ahead of the complex, though
weak to moderate instability in the pre-convective airmass and
enhanced organization associated with the mcv should maintain some
risk of strong to severe wind gusts and isolated hail over at least
the next couple of hours or so. the severe risk downstream of ww
602 (into indiana and northern kentucky) will be re-evaluated around
1600z or so as storms approach, and a new ww will be considered
around that time.

..cook.. 08/20/2019

...please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

attn...wfo...lmk...iwx...ind...pah...lot...ilx...lsx...dvn...
dmx...eax...

lat...lon 40639296 40689221 40859168 41379133 42069080 42249029
42068905 41858787 41538695 40968636 40318620 39138646
38328706 37978791 37758878 37938959 38269021 38759098
39339233 39649328 39989364 40339383 40519374 40599333
40639296

8:53 a.m.

This morning was sunny but humid. A lot of dew on the ground. At sunrise, temps were in the upper 60s. I walked Barney this morning, and the humidity was noticeable. Today and tomorrow might be the two worst heat and humidity combo days in about a month. Yesterday was pleasantly warm. Starting on Thursday, we will experience a few days of cool weather that will let us know that fall is around the corner.

Over the past week or so, the evening cicada song, mainly Scissor-grinders, has been amazingly loud and constant, especially after 7:00 p.m. The cicada song ends around 9:00 to 9:15 p.m. The night time insect song is loud too. But man, the evening Scissor-grinder song is wild. It's peak cicada song time. A Linne's Cicada sang a few minutes ago.

Now I understand why it felt super humid this morning. Dew point temps were in the low 70s. But we have been fortunate in August for the lack of oppressive heat and humidity. August has been pleasant for the first 19 days.

SPC showed the Toledo area under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. It appears that the best chance for severe weather today will occur over southwest Ohio. But the Cle NWS issued the following HWO.

a few strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible this afternoon and evening. the main threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 65 mph and large hail up to quarter size. the best potential will be across western and central ohio.

From this morning's AFD:

the main show we will be tracking for today is the evolution of a strong mcs developing across iowa this morning and tracking towards the east-southeast.

a stronger shortwave impulse is currently moving across the midwest this morning near iowa. there is severe convection already out there this morning and starting to organize into what will be a mcs moving through the midwest and into the ohio river valley later today. short term and high-res models are in fair agreement and timing of the mcs moving into western ohio by 20z-21z [4-5 pm edt].

the question remains if most of the energy of the mcs dives southeast across southern ohio late this afternoon or has a more eastward push across central and maybe portions of northern ohio between 21z and 00z this afternoon.

the latest nam 4km, hrrr, nmmm, and arw seem to think so. the nam12 and other guidance seem to move the complex more towards the southeast down by the ohio river. we will go with a chance for scattered or a broken line of storms moving into the area late this afternoon and evening. some of which will be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph possible and large hail up to quarter size.

it will be quite warm and humid again this afternoon with highs in the middle to upper 80s and dewpoints in the low 70s. these conditions will add fuel to these potential severe storms. convection with this complex may linger through 03z this evening before moving out and weakening.


Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Aug 20, 2019 7:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 71 F
Humidity : 90%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.05 in
Dewpoint: 68 F
Visibility : 8.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Aug 20, 2019 7:53 am EDT
Weather : Fog/Mist
Temperature : 70 F
Humidity : 97%
Wind Speed : E 3 mph
Barometer : 30.06 in
Dewpoint: 69 F
Visibility : 1.75 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Aug 20, 2019 8:38 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 76 F
Humidity : 87%
Wind Speed : SE 3 mph
Barometer : 30.01 in
Dewpoint: 72 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 08:45 AM, Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 74 F
Dew Point: 71 F
Humidity: 91 %
Wind Direction: South-Southeast
Wind Speed: 2 mph
Wind Gust: 3 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 75 F
Pressure: 30.05 inches
UV Index: Low : 1.0
Cloud Cover: 0 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 4.124 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 19 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: West-Southwest


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Aug 20, 2019 6:20 am

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind around 9 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.


hazardous weather outlook...corrected
national weather service cleveland oh
725 am edt tue aug 20 2019

lez061-142>149-162>169-ohz003-006>014-017>023-027>033-036>038-047-
089-paz001>003-210730-
lake erie open waters from ripley to buffalo ny-
lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from vermilion to avon point oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from avon point to willowick oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from willowick to geneva-on-the lake oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from geneva-on-the-lake to conneaut oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from conneaut oh to ripley ny-
lake erie open waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie open waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
lake erie open waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
lake erie open waters from vermilion to avon point oh-
lake erie open waters from avon point to willowick oh-
lake erie open waters from willowick to geneva-on-the-lake oh-
lake erie open waters from geneva-on-the-lake to conneaut oh-
lake erie open waters from conneaut oh to ripley ny-lucas-wood-
ottawa-sandusky-erie-lorain-cuyahoga-lake-geauga-ashtabula inland-
hancock-seneca-huron-medina-summit-portage-trumbull-wyandot-crawford-
richland-ashland-wayne-stark-mahoning-marion-morrow-holmes-knox-
ashtabula lakeshore-northern erie-southern erie-
725 am edt tue aug 20 2019

this hazardous weather outlook is for lake erie, north central
ohio, northeast ohio, northwest ohio and northwest pennsylvania.

.day one...today and tonight.

a few strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible this afternoon
and evening. the main threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 65 mph
and large hail up to quarter size. the best potential will be across
western and central ohio.

.days two through seven...wednesday through monday.

no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
628 am edt tue aug 20 2019

...12z aviation forecast update...

.synopsis...
a stationary front will lift back north across the area as warm
front this morning. a cold front will move southeast across the
local area wednesday evening. a ridge of high pressure will
build southeast across the area thursday. high pressure will be
centered over the local area friday night. below average
temperatures are expected for the end of the week and weekend.

&&

.near term /through wednesday/...
the main show we will be tracking for today is the evolution of
a strong mcs developing across iowa this morning and tracking
towards the east-southeast. we are seeing fair skies and quiet
weather across northern ohio and northwest pennsylvania this
morning. there could some some patchy fog in lower elevations
and valleys this morning. otherwise, we are rain and storm free
at this morning.

the region remains in a westerly flow aloft and an upper level
high pressure system down closer to texas. a stronger shortwave
impulse is currently moving across the midwest this morning near
iowa. there is severe convection already out there this morning
and starting to organize into what will be a mcs moving through
the midwest and into the ohio river valley later today. short
term and high-res models are in fair agreement and timing of the
mcs moving into western ohio by 20z-21z. the question remains
if most of the energy of the mcs dives southeast across southern
ohio late this afternoon or has a more eastward push across
central and maybe portions of northern ohio between 21z and 00z
this afternoon. the latest nam 4km, hrrr, nmmm, and arw seem to
think so. the nam12 and other guidance seem to move the complex
more towards the southeast down by the ohio river. we will go
with a chance for scattered or a broken line of storms moving
into the area late this afternoon and evening. some of which
will be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph
possible and large hail up to quarter size. it will be quite
warm and humid again this afternoon with highs in the middle to
upper 80s and dewpoints in the low 70s. these conditions will
add fuel to these potential severe storms. convection with this
complex may linger through 03z this evening before moving out
and weakening.

we will start to see the weather pattern shift with the upper
levels. a cold front will start to gain momentum from southern
ontario and the upper great lakes region and push southward by
wednesday afternoon. additional scattered showers and storms
will be possible as the front moves through. the better dynamics
for stronger convection will be east of our area on wednesday.

&&

.short term /wednesday night through friday night/...
through the course of the short term, a trough from the upper
midwest/northern lakes will rotate across the great lakes. high
pressure at the surface will slowly build through the second half of
the week. a cold front may still be across the area early wednesday
night, but will get shunted south through thursday. will continue
the chance pops with this front and have a dry forecast for thursday
night through friday night. the front may slow with some lagging
upper energy and those precip chances for wed night/thursday may
need to be raised if a trend in this direction takes place.
temperatures will be cooling with lower/mid 70s expected
thursday/friday. will have a couple nights in the 50s.

&&

.long term /saturday through monday/...
little change with the long term forecast. the high builds across
the great lakes through the weekend and shifts to new england for
early next work week. this will yield a dry forecast with slightly
cooler temperatures (70s) for the weekend and gaining a few degrees
for monday. shower/thunderstorm chances may creep back into the area
monday as return flow ramps up and a trough approaches the region
from the west, but for now have kept pops in the slight chance
range.

&&

.aviation /12z tuesday through saturday/...
vfr conditions should be the rule of thumb for taf sites across
the area through the next 24 to 30 hours. skies will generally
be fair today and tonight. there is a slight chance for a few
isolated to scattered storms late this afternoon and evening.
coverage appears scattered at this point, so will prob30 window
to give the best guess for timing. winds will be light and
variable 5 knots or less becoming southerly or southwesterly
around 5 knots. winds will likely be gusty and erratic around
any convection that does develop late this afternoon and
evening. a few strong to severe storms could be possible.

outlook...intervals of non-vfr possible primarily with
thunderstorms possible tuesday night through wednesday.

&&

.marine...
light winds and an afternoon onshore component will result from weak
high pressure over the lake today. low pressure crossing the central
lakes will take a warm front across the lake tonight and swing a
cold front across late wednesday. south-southwest winds will hold
for tonight and wednesday. with the cold frontal passage and high
pressure building across the central lakes winds will shift to a
northerly direction for wednesday night and thursday. the high
expands across the lakes going toward the weekend keeping a north
through northeast flow on the lake through saturday.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...none.
pa...none.
marine...none.

&&

$$
synopsis...griffin
near term...griffin
short term...oudeman
long term...oudeman
aviation...griffin
marine...oudeman


day 1 convective outlook
nws storm prediction center norman ok
0102 am cdt tue aug 20 2019

valid 201200z - 211200z

...there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms across portions
of the middle ms valley...

...there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across northern
mn...

...summary...
an organized cluster of thunderstorms capable of severe wind gusts
and hail will overspread portions of the middle mississippi and
lower ohio valleys today. hail and isolated strong winds are also
possible across portions of minnesota this morning.

...mid ms valley eastward across the oh valley...
an organized mcs will likely be moving through
south-central/southeast ia early this morning. expectation is for
this mcs to be near its mature phase at this point with a
well-developed rear-inflow jet and strong cold pool resulting in
strong wind gusts. a few of these gusts could be greater than 75
mph. as the mcs continues southeastward through northwest mo and
central il later this morning and into the early afternoon, it is
expected to gradually lose intensity as its cold pool accelerates
and loses depth. by the time the mcs reaches in and western ky, it
is expected to be characterized by weakly organized multicells along
the cold pool. even with this anticipated weakening, strong wind
gusts are still possible.

...central high plains/central plains...
a cold front is expected to push into the upper midwest and central
plains, likely extending from western wi southwestward into
northeastern co during the late afternoon. moist upslope flow is
anticipated into eastern wy/northeast co behind this front, with the
resulting convergence along the lee trough expected to result in
thunderstorm initiation. downstream environment characterized by
strong buoyancy and at least moderate vertical shear will support
supercell storm structures capable of very large hail and strong
wind gusts. these storms are expected to continue eastward into ne
during the evening. a strengthening low-level jet will lead to a
reinvigoration of any ongoing storms and/or development of new
storms, primarily across central and eastern ne. given the presence
of ample low-level moisture and steep mid-level lapse rates, large
hail is probable with these storms. isolated very large hail (i.e.
greater than 2" in diameter) is possible. dry mid-levels could also
contribute to strong wind gusts.

...upper midwest...
ample low-level moisture and steep mid-level lapse rates will result
in strong buoyancy ahead of the approaching cold front this morning
across northern/central mn. stable low-levels (below 850 mb) will
likely limit storm strength but large hail and occasional strong
gusts through the stable layer are possible.

...northern mid-atlantic...
showers and thunderstorms will likely develop during the afternoon
within the moist and diurnally destabilized air mass across the
region. vertical shear will be weak, leading to predominately
disorganized, outflow-dominant multicells. even so, the very moist
air mass and steep low-level lapse rates support water-loaded
downbursts capable of damaging wind gusts.

..mosier/nauslar.. 08/20/2019

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Links

While not a substitute for formal news conferences or press briefings, Trump has held more short Q&A sessions than any of his predecessors

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/14/president-trump-eclipses-his-predecessors-media-availability/

A look back at Pacific Standard and Topic, publications that produced robust journalism but folded this summer, as cautionary tales of relying on a rich patron

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/business/media/pacific-standard-topic-magazines.html

https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/the-dark-side-of-journalisms-fairy-godmother-business-model/

Judd Legum / @juddlegum: 1. We need independent media that isn't afraid to take on power. One solution is to get rich people to fund it. Sometimes this works out. But rich people are mercurial and how many REALLY want to take on the status quo?

here we go. it's unbelievable that this stupid and disturbed thinking is gaining ground.

Brooke Binkowski / @brooklynmarie: Hey hi this is why I'm advocating an independent foundation based on a percentage of annual profit (effective retroactively) paid into by @Facebook and @Twitter in perpetuity to be distributed yearly to newsrooms

Twitter only started making a profit last year.


Study finds that many Republicans are regularly fooled by satirical news site The Babylon Bee, while many Democrats are regularly fooled by The Onion

https://theconversation.com/too-many-people-think-satirical-news-is-real-121666


https://mediagazer.com/190819/p11#a190819p11

Despite NYT's hesitance to rethink its Trump coverage, a younger, more diverse generation of journalists and a more vocal readership have spurred small changes

http://pressthink.org/2019/08/bad-headline-small-changes-at-the-new-york-times/

wtf?

https://mobile.twitter.com/shannonpoulsen/status/1162354032687636480?p=p

Debate recently emerged concerning whether @snopes should fact check satirical sites like @TheBabylonBee . Dr. Kelly Garrett, Dr. Robert Bond and I argue yes- people think it's real. Check out our argument, supported with data from an upcoming project.

Drs??? The person who made the tweet is working on her PhD in communications. Holy hell. The future of humor looks bleak.

fact check satire websites??? who will fact check the fact checkers?

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/hands-off-the-babylon-bee/

https://medium.com/whither-news/worries-dda1a5e40dbc - Jeff Javis

http://pressthink.org/2019/08/a-current-list-of-my-top-problems-in-pressthink-august-2019/ - by Jay Rosen

Both Jeff and Jay teach journalism. They do not "do" journalism. They blab about journalism only from a national political perspective. They dedicate little to zero time to local journalism. Their opinions deserve no attention.

Jeff's and Jay's opinions about journalism will be worthy of attention when they work for at least two years as reporters for local daily newspapers, such as the Des Moines Register, the Louisville Courier, the Charlotte Observer, the Toledo Blade or at daily newspapers, located in smaller cities, such in Fort Wayne or Zanesville.

Why would the NY Times, WaPo, and WSJ listen to Rosen and Jarvis?


I don't see how Facebook being involved in "news" in any form can be good for society.

Facebook to hire a small team of journalists to curate a Top News section in its upcoming news tab, which it will begin testing in the US by end of October

https://mediagazer.com/190820/p4#a190820p4

https://digiday.com/media/facebook-tries-hiring-journalists-staff-news-tab/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/technology/facebook-news-humans.html


https://www.axios.com/facebook-conservative-bias-audit-results-1de997b4-7192-4546-a452-b90ded43a968.html


https://mediagazer.com/190819/p24#a190819p24

Youngstown, OH newspaper The Vindicator to continue publication as an edition of nearby Tribune Chronicle, which has acquired its name, URL, and subscriber list

https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/08/so-youngstown-will-have-a-daily-named-the-vindicator-after-all-but-its-a-brand-surviving-not-a-newspaper/


the beginnings of state-run media?

Quebec government to invest $5M to bail out French-language newspaper chain Le Groupe Capitales M�dias, after providing the publisher with a $10M loan in 2017

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/capitales-media-bankruptcy-1.5252411