Links and Notes - Tue, Nov 12, 2019

9:37 a.m.

Yikes. Temps were in the teens this evening. Our forecast low overnight is 7-above. Double yikes, especially for November 13.

Today was mostly sunny and bright with the snow cover. Around five inches of snow covered the ground about 20 miles north of Toledo.

Around our home, more leaves fell during the day today. It's an odd look right now with a few inches of snow cover, along with a good number of hardwood trees in our neighborhood still holding leaves, and newly-fallen leaves covering the snow.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Nov 12, 2019 8:52 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 18 F
Humidity : 74%
Wind Speed : W 8 mph
Barometer : 30.39 in
Dewpoint: 11 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 8 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Nov 12, 2019 8:53 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 16 F
Humidity : 73%
Wind Speed : WSW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.39 in
Dewpoint: 9 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 7 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Nov 12, 2019 9:16 pm EST
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 16 F
Humidity : 73%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.38 in
Dewpoint: 9 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Date and Time: 09:30 PM, Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Summary: Clear
Air Temp: 16 F
Dew Point: 9 F
Humidity: 74 %
Wind Direction: Northwest
Wind Speed: 3 mph
Wind Gust: 3 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 11 F
Pressure: 30.45 inches
UV Index: Low : 0.0
Cloud Cover: 0 % : Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 9.294 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 94 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: East-Northeast


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Nov 12, 2019 6:15 pm

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -1. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -1. South wind 5 to 11 mph.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind around 6 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
747 pm est tue nov 12 2019

.synopsis...
a high pressure center moves from near the lower ohio valley today
to new england by thursday afternoon. simultaneously, the associated
ridge affects our region. after a cold front sweeps east through the
local area thursday evening, another high pressure ridge follows
this friday and weekend.

&&

.near term /through wednesday night/...
winter weather advisories have been allowed to expire for
portage, trumbull, and mahoning counties as the flow backs to
westerly and southwesterly overnight, eventually causing snow
bands to become more west to east focused across the primary
snowbelt and closer to the lakeshore. with that said, we have
seen a flare up in activity across portions of the secondary
snowbelt this evening including portions of lorain, medina, and
summit counties. bursts of snow remain possible across the
secondary snowbelt while low level flow backs this evening and
have raised pops in the forecast with localized accumulations
of 1 to 2 inches possible.

as the night progresses, thermal troughing is expected to
strengthen across lake erie with winds backing to the southwest.
this will focus snow showers closer to the lakeshore by morning.
there is less confidence in the strength of snow bands heading
into the morning commute, but not ready to get rid of warnings
yet given potential for a band to set up east of cleveland into
lake/geauga counties. overall trend should be for drier air both
at the surface and aloft to result in a weakening trend, but
inversion heights remain at or near 8k feet over lake erie with
fetch increasing with the westerly flow. given the potential for
another flare up towards morning, will hold onto the warnings
and continue to monitor trends.

previous discussion...northwesterly flow aloft persists over
our cwa through tonight as a mid- to upper-level low centered
just east of georgian bay late this afternoon moves to near the
mouth of the saint lawrence river by daybreak wednesday. behind
this low, a shortwave high pressure ridge builds over our area.
simultaneously, surface high pressure ridging affects our region
as its embedded high pressure center drifts east- northeastward
over the ohio valley region. during the day on wednesday and
wednesday night, the shortwave high pressure ridge will be
broken down and flow aloft will shift to westerly and then
southwesterly as the next shortwave trough approaches from the
north- central united states. at the surface, surface high
pressure ridging persists as the embedded high pressure center
moves from the ohio valley region to near the gulf of maine.

this pattern will cause the northwesterly low-level flow of cold air
across lake erie to back to westerly after midnight tonight.
accordingly, multiple bands of lake effect snow will pivot toward
the northeast in and near the snowbelt in northern ohio and
northwest pa through daybreak tomorrow. thereafter the low-level
flow backs further toward southwesterly, which will allow the
lingering lake snow bands or band to shift northward across the
primarily snowbelt of northeast ohio/northwest pa and eventually
retreat over lake erie by early wednesday afternoon. the lake effect
snow will likely weaken gradually the rest of today and tomorrow as
a lowering and strengthening subsidence inversion allows lake-
induced cape to decrease with time. based on our latest snowfall
forecast, cancelled the winter weather advisory for lorain, medina,
and summit counties, while the winter storm warning and winter
weather advisory remain in effect farther to the north and east.
additional lake effect snow accumulations should average 1 to 4
inches, but localized amounts up to 7 inches are possible,
especially in the higher terrain of ashtabula county and pa`s erie
and crawford counties. otherwise, fair weather is expected outside
of any lake effect snow.

partial clearing away from lake effect clouds will combine with
easing winds and fresh snowpack to permit efficient radiational
cooling through daybreak wednesday. accordingly, record lows may be
challenged in many locations across western and southern parts of
northern ohio as readings are forecast to dip into the single
digits. below-normal temperatures continue wednesday and wednesday
night as mid- to upper-level cloud cover increases via isentropic
lift ahead of the next shortwave trough.

&&

.short term /thursday through friday night/...
a minor shortwave and weakening cold front will be crossing the
area on thursday. have continued the precip chances out over
the lake and near the immediate lakeshore with the lake adding
to the available moisture. but chances press inland more on
friday as a more well defined front sinks southward across the
area. reserved the precip chances for the snowbelt. there is
limited moisture with this front otherwise. high temperatures
will plateau thursday through saturday in the mid/upper 30s.
lows will be in the lower 20s with some upper teens. precip type
will be a rain/snow mix.

&&

.long term /saturday through tuesday/...
surface high pressure will weakly be in place through the long term
with no well-defined fronts making it to the region. aloft an
elongated trough will cross the mid section of the country, with the
primary focus on southern stream energy. therefore this part of the
forecast remains dry. temperatures will moderate into the mid/upper
40s for sunday/monday and will hang on to sub freezing lows.

&&

.aviation /00z wednesday through sunday/...
lake effect snow showers will continue across the snowbelt of
ne ohio and nw pa into wednesday morning. mvfr or brief ifr
visibilities remain possible at cle/eri/yng. snow showers will
become focused closer to the lakeshore towards morning with
chances decreasing at cle towards 08z and eri by 18z. outside of
the snowbelt, skies have mostly cleared with just an increase in
mid and high clouds overnight into wednesday. otherwise
northwest to westerly winds will trend towards the southwest
overnight and south on wednesday.

.outlook...periods of non-vfr possible in the snowbelt in
rain/snow showers on friday afternoon/evening.

&&

.marine...
winds will slowly relax tonight and begin to back to the west and
southwest overnight. have allowed the far west end small craft
advisory with winds at or below 20 knots this evening diminishing
further overnight. made minor changes to the end time for the rest
of the nearshore allowing waves to subside through wednesday
morning. south-southwest winds will take place wednesday through
thursday night while we wait on the approach of a weakening front
thursday night. offshore waters will be choppy. a better front slips
across the lake friday and with that will likely need a small craft
advisory for much of the lake. northwest flow will be 15 to possibly
20 knots for a time following the front and as the high builds
across the lakes/ontario/quebec saturday. the remainder of the
weekend on the lake is quiet.

&&

.climate...
arctic air will move southeast into the local area today and
then begin to shift east tonight. the unseasonably cold air
will cause temperatures to plummet to some of the coldest
readings so far this season.

below are the coldest temperatures on record for selected dates
at our six climate sites:

tuesday, november 12:

coldest high (year) coldest low (year)

akron-canton area: 28 (1920) 16 (1950)
cleveland area: 31 (1920)18 (1911)
erie area:34 (1996)18 (1911)
mansfield area:29 (1996)16 (1976)
toledo area:30 (1995)15 (1976)
youngstown area: 30 (1996)19 (1950)

wednesday, november 13:

coldest high (year) coldest low (year)

akron-canton area:25 (1911)12 (1911)
cleveland area: 22 (1911) 15 (1911)
erie area: 23 (1911)16 (1911)
mansfield area:27 (1986)13 (1986)
toledo area:22 (1986)13 (1911)
youngstown area:29 (1996)17 (1986)

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...winter storm warning until 10 am est wednesday for ohz011>014-
089.
pa...winter storm warning until 1 pm est wednesday for paz001>003.
marine...small craft advisory until 9 am est wednesday for lez147>149.
small craft advisory until 4 am est wednesday for lez144>146.

&&

$$
synopsis...jaszka
near term...kec/jaszka
short term...oudeman
long term...oudeman
aviation...kec
marine...oudeman
climate...


nearshore marine forecast
national weather service cleveland oh
909 pm est tue nov 12 2019

for waters within five nautical miles of shore

waves are the significant wave height - the average of the highest
1/3 of the wave spectrum. occasional wave height is the average of
the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum.

lez142-143-130915-
lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
909 pm est tue nov 12 2019

.rest of tonight...west winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots. a chance of snow showers late this evening, then a
slight chance of snow showers after midnight. waves 1 to 3 feet.
.wednesday...southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. partly sunny in the morning, then becoming cloudy.
waves 2 feet or less.
.wednesday night...south winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. cloudy. waves 1 to 3 feet.
.thursday...southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. partly sunny. waves
2 feet or less.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for friday through sunday.

the water temperature off toledo is 43 degrees, off cleveland 51
degrees, and off erie 48 degrees.

$$

lez144>146-130915-
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-
909 pm est tue nov 12 2019

...small craft advisory in effect until 4 am est wednesday...

.rest of tonight...northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west
10 to 15 knots. a chance of snow showers. waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.wednesday...southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. a chance of snow showers in the morning. waves 1 to
3 feet.
.wednesday night...south winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest.
cloudy. waves 1 to 3 feet.
.thursday...southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. mostly cloudy. waves 1 to 3 feet.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for friday through sunday.

the water temperature off toledo is 43 degrees, off cleveland 51
degrees, and off erie 48 degrees.

$$

lez147>149-130915-
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-
909 pm est tue nov 12 2019

...small craft advisory in effect until 9 am est wednesday...

.rest of tonight...northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. a chance of
snow showers. waves 3 to 5 feet. waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.wednesday...west winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south. snow
showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in
the afternoon. waves 3 to 5 feet early subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.wednesday night...south winds 15 to 20 knots. cloudy. waves 1 to
3 feet.
.thursday...southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. a chance of rain and
snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the
afternoon. waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for friday through sunday.

the water temperature off toledo is 43 degrees, off cleveland 51
degrees, and off erie 48 degrees.

7:24 a.m.

The snow ended mid to late last evening, before Midnight.

At 6:00 p.m. yesterday, I went outside to clear the sidewalk and warm my car that was parked in the back driveway with a more open view to the sky. Since the car rooftops were elevated and cold, snow started sticking on these areas sooner then on the ground. At 6:00 p.m., around 2.5 inches of snow had accumulated on my car's rooftop. Another 1.25 inches of snow fell after 6:00 p.m. Total snow accumulation on the car's rooftop was 3.5 to 4.0 inches. Less snow accumulated on the ground, around 2.0 to 2.5 inches.

This morning, the Fusion rooftop measured 3.25 inches of snow, but last evening, it had less snow than the Honda rooftop. And the cold temps overnight would have caused the snow to compact some.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Nov 12, 2019 6:52 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 20 F
Humidity : 74%
Wind Speed : WNW 8 mph
Barometer : 30.24 in
Dewpoint: 13 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 10 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Nov 12, 2019 6:53 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 20 F
Humidity : 77%
Wind Speed : NW 10 mph
Barometer : 30.24 in
Dewpoint: 14 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 9 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Nov 12, 2019 6:55 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 22 F
Humidity : 77%
Wind Speed : NW 5 mph
Barometer : 30.24 in
Dewpoint: 16 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 15 F


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Nov 12, 2019 6:41 am

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. West wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. South wind 7 to 13 mph.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

Date and Time: 07:15 AM, Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Summary: Overcast
Air Temp: 18 F
Dew Point: 14 F
Humidity: 83 %
Wind Direction: Northwest
Wind Speed: 5 mph
Wind Gust: 5 mph
Apparent Air Temp: 10 F
Pressure: 30.26 inches
UV Index: Low : 0.0
Cloud Cover: 100 % : Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 30 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: West-Southwest

Links

In Praise of Idleness (1932) (harpers.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21509144

David Lynch’s TV commercials (2017) (lwlies.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21508495

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/oct/20/the-perfect-combination-of-art-and-science-mourning-the-end-of-paper-maps

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/15-years-of-aws-blogging/


bizarre story.

Northwestern's journalism school dean says The Daily Northwestern's protest coverage was responsible and fair, and student journalists faced “vicious bullying”

https://mediagazer.com/191112/p17#a191112p17

https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/news/2019/statement-from-dean-whitaker.html?linkId=76919948

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/northwesterns-student-journalists-shouldnt-apologize-for-reporting-but-dont-pillory-them/2019/11/12/361a421c-0560-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html

Discussion:
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post: Northwestern's student journalists shouldn't apologize for reporting. But don't pillory them.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post: Yes, the Daily Northwestern screwed up. But who are we to judge?
Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune: Daily Northwestern staffers apologized for recent coverage of Jeff Sessions visit.
Julia Jacobs / @juliarebeccaj: Get yourself a dean who lifts his students up while teaching them journalistic truths in forceful prose https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Amy Hollyfield / @amy_hollyfield: I find this to be an incredibly thoughtful, spot-on statement from @MedillSchool dean https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Peter Alexander / @peteralexander: Proudly support this statement by Dean Whitaker @MedillSchool @NorthwesternU. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Dean of Northwestern's J-School Defends Student Reporters Amid Backlash from Protesters: Coverage Was Fair, Responsible
Sydney Smith / iMediaEthics: Northwestern Student Newspaper apologizes for photos of public protest
Katie Herzog / The Stranger: Anatomy of Online Outrage: Northwestern Edition
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: “give the young people a break.” https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Wesley Yang / @wesyang: The statement from the Dean of Medill about the Daily Northwestern is about as good as you can expect for such things. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Danielle Cohen / @daniellemcohen: i cannot stop thinking about how deeply proud i am to have @CharlesWhitak16 leading @MedillSchool. there is simply no one better suited for the job https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview: Northwestern's student journalists shouldn't apologize for reporting. But don't pillory them. ... My column: https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Nick Fox / @nickfoxnyt: A great defense of journalism by the dean of the journalism school at Northwestern University, where it has come under attack by students. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Dorothy Tucker / @dorothytv2: Thank you Dean @CharlesWhitak16 for a powerful statement that both journalists and the public need to read. @NUBlackAlumni https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ... https://twitter.com/...
John Roberts / @johnrobertsfox: Glad to see someone standing up for the reporters of The Daily Northwestern: Statement from Dean Charles Whitaker on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events - Medill - Northwestern University https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Radley Balko / @radleybalko: Pitch perfect. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Marissa J. Lang / @marissa_jae: To the @thedailynu journos at the center of this: We all screw up. It takes guts to own it & strength to learn from it. Keep striving to be better. My DMs are open. To everyone else: If you're worried about “the future of journalism” — teach, mentor, take an intern to lunch. (5/
Ann Marie Lipinski / @amlwhere: Strong message from @MedillSchool dean Charles Whitaker about journalism @NorthwesternU. “I patently reject the notion that our students have no right to report on communities other than those from which they hail.” https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Good @Sulliview piece on Northwestern controversy: student journalists shouldn't have apologized for reporting, but they also shouldn't be pilloried https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Liz Wolfe / @lizzywol: “I patently reject the notion that our students have no right to report on communities other than those from which they hail...” As 99.9% of my feed has noted, @MedillSchool dean's statement is excellent: https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Priya Krishnakumar / @priyakkumar: Medill is very lucky it has Charles Whitaker https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ... https://twitter.com/...
Aileen Gallagher / @aegallagher: .⁦⁦@MedillSchool @ ⁦@CharlesWhitak16⁩ writes a passionate, eloquent defense of journalism and the students learning to do it. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Josh Barro / @jbarro: The Medill dean statement hits most of the right notes, but it still buys into the harm/safety ideology — only now with the student journalists being the ones who are unsafe from activists. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ... pic.twitter.com/1mZOqPd9F7
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: “I understand why The Daily editors felt the need to issue their mea culpa. They were beat into submission by the vitriol and relentless public shaming they have been subjected to since the Sessions stories appeared.” https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Helen Kennedy / @helenkennedy: Excellent statement from the Medill dean https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Mohamad Bazzi / @bazzinyu: “The journalists at the Daily Northwestern seem interested in learning something from all of what happened, including their mistakes. Which is, after all, what being a student is all about” — important piece by @Sulliview on Northwestern controversy https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Paige Williams / @williams_paige: “their well-intentioned gesture sends a chilling message about journalism and its role in society. It suggests that we are not independent authors of the community narrative, but are prone to bowing to the loudest and most influential voices in our orbit.” https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Caroline Chen / @carolineylchen: Medill dean is compassionate but clear: “Their well-intentioned gesture sends a chilling message...It suggests that we are not independent authors of the community narrative, but are prone to bowing to the loudest & most influential voices” Worth a read: https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Elena Schneider / @ec_schneider: “... Don't make judgments about them or their mettle until you've walked in their shoes. What they need at this moment is our support and the encouragement to stay the course.” Thoughtful, thorough stmt: https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Guy Benson / @guypbenson: The @MedillSchool Dean weighs in. Pretty strong. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Sarah Ellison / @sarahellison: And of course @Sulliview has exactly the right take on The Daily and its mistakes. “Don't pillory them.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Nick Confessore / @nickconfessore: Like everyone else, I'm impressed with this strong and compassionate statement of journalistic values from @MedillSchool's dean, Charles Whitaker. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
@allahpundit: The key point in this piece is how much duress the student paper is under from activists. It's not merely that the editorial board consists of campus snowflakes. It's that they were borderline physically coerced into groveling. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Saraya Wintersmith / @swintersmith: This statement from from Dean Charles Whitaker on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events makes the situation seem more prickly & confusing to me than before. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Deborah Blum / @deborahblum: “I understand why The Daily editors felt the need to issue their mea culpa. They were beat into submission by the vitriol and relentless public shaming”. Solid and smart support of journalism from the dean of Medill. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Bari Weiss / @bariweiss: “As the dean of Medill, where many of these young journalists are trained, I am deeply troubled by the vicious bullying and badgering that the students responsible for that coverage have endured for the ‘sin’ of doing journalism.” https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Joe Concha / The Hill: Northwestern student paper apologizes for coverage of ‘traumatic’ Jeff Sessions event
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap: Northwestern Student Paper Faces Backlash After Unpublishing ‘Retraumatizing’ Photos of Students Protesting

Northwestern University's student newspaper The Daily Northwestern sparks backlash for editorial apologizing for its news reporting that offended some students

https://mediagazer.com/191111/p22#a191111p22

https://reason.com/2019/11/11/daily-northwestern-jeff-sessions-editorial-triggered-students/

Discussion:
Troy Closson / @troy_closson: /1 Yesterday, @thedailynu published a statement on our coverage of the Jeff Sessions event and protests on campus last week and I wanted to address the concerns that everyone has shared on Twitter.
Gregory Pratt / @royalpratt: There's a lot to comment on in this Daily Northwestern editorial, but apologizing for contacting people to ask if they're willing to be interviewed? Regretting that you photographed protesters protesting in public? https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ...
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post: Student journalists at Northwestern apologized for photographing protesters. Then, the backlash began.
Amy Brittain / @amyjbrittain: This is called reporting. Why are you apologizing for it? Mind-boggling to read this editorial from student journalists who attend one of the top schools for journalism in the country. https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
The Daily Northwestern: Addressing The Daily's coverage of Sessions protests
Jacey Fortin / New York Times: The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Student Protesters for Reporting
Troy Closson / @troy_closson: /9 The last thing I want to say is that I hope in providing critiques and feedback of our statement, you can direct that toward me. The other staff members whose names are on it don't have the final say, I do. I can live with the consequences of that, but they shouldn't have to.
Neil Steinberg / Chicago Sun Times: The Daily Northwestern falls on face with apology shame
Heidi Stevens / Chicago Tribune: Column: Backlash against The Daily Northwestern's apology editorial is a better lesson than anything …
John Bowden / The Hill: Medill dean ‘deeply troubled by the vicious bullying and badgering’ of student journalists
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: I don't doubt the sincerity of these student journalists. But I worry that if journalists keep ceding ground on when it is acceptable to do basic reporting, we eventually play into the hands of powerful interests who would love to criminalize journalism. https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ...
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: There's a lot wrong with this, but this graf just stunned me. Asking someone if they want to be interviewed is “an invasion of privacy”? https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
Katherine Timpf / National Review: Northwestern's Newspaper Doesn't Get Journalism
New York Post: How screens make us dumb and other commentary
Tom Ciccotta / Breitbart: Northwestern U. Student Newspaper Apologizes for Reporting on Jeff Sessions Lecture
@karenkho: a number of journalists are mad about the Northwestern note in a way I have never really seen with several other issues, such the lack of diversity in their newsrooms, declines in public trust, or how reporting can further hurt underrepresented communities
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: This is a strong statement. https://www.medill.northwestern.edu/ ...
Emily Ramshaw / @eramshaw: This is brave. It speaks to lived experiences almost none of the people tweeting about this share, & growing up in a climate almost none of the people tweeting about this did. I'm proud of this young man, who was a terrific Trib fellow. Higher ed is about learning, and he is. https://twitter.com/...
Brandon Wall / @walldo: A thoughtful thread from the Daily Northwestern's EIC. I ran my college paper and I can't imagine what it's like to go through the trials and tribulations of j-school in this extremely online, shoot-from-the-hip dogpiling era. Kudos https://twitter.com/...
Mindy McAdams / @macloo: I struggle almost daily to balance being nurturing and warm toward #journalism students and being tough and cold like a mean old newspaper editor. Students need both if they are to grow into the journalists we need them to become.
TantalizingHat / @popehat: I think college journalists are adult enough that it's condescending to say they've just made a “mistake” when what they've done is officially and with deliberation announce a position antithetical to the concept of journalism.
Anil Dash / @anildash: I know I didn't go to college, let alone j-school, so feel free to dismiss me. But I would think big-name journalists, when seeing a behavior they don't understand from students who went to the same schools as their peers, would ask “Why?” and assume they need to investigate.
Sopan Deb / @sopandeb: The news industry is brutal. But it needs more people like Troy. Not less. https://twitter.com/...
Dan Kennedy / @dankennedy_nu: There's something about @thedailynu editorial/apology that feels like we're not hearing the full story. It sounds terrible — “We're sorry we did our jobs as journalists.” But I want to know more, as I assume we will soon. https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ...
Troy Closson / @troy_closson: /6 I appreciate the concerns raised w/ our statement and understand how different parts can prompt worry re: the values we have as a student newspaper. We aren't unclear about our rights as a newspaper to cover student protest, but also understand the need to do so with empathy.
Pamela Colloff / @pamelacolloff: .@troy_closson did great work when he was a @TexasTribune fellow and he'll go on to do more great work. I can vividly remember the hard, painful lessons I learned as a college reporter before the glare of Twitter. I learned from them & they made me the reporter I am today. https://twitter.com/...
Anil Dash / @anildash: Many people also seem unaware that the same extreme right forces that advance the lies about speech on campuses also target vulnerable students (including the undocumented, or those for whom visibility can be dangerous) when covering protests, and source images from social media.
Anil Dash / @anildash: I wonder if people who make statements like this know that organized right-wing extremist groups are making databases of vulnerable students based on imagery found on social media so that they can be targeted? And whether that would, you know, matter. https://twitter.com/...
Renee DiResta / @noupside: What a mess. One reason we're here is that the cost of public speech/counterspeech now often includes having to deal w/an online mob. As a result, simply being photographed on a public street or named in a news article -reporting- is being recast as a “hostile” or “traumatic” act https://twitter.com/...
Clay Travis / @claytravis: So Northwestern's student newspaper apologized for the trauma brought on by its coverage of a Jeff Sessions speech on campus?! When I read articles like these I feel like the country has gone insane. https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ...
Robby Soave / @robbysoave: Students at the most prestigious journalism program in the country, to activists: So sorry for covering news that offended you, we promise to do better. https://reason.com/...
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: One of the biggest problems US journalists face in this day and age is how few people understand what standard news-gathering process looks like. A student newspaper saying normal process is somehow a bad thing is incredibly troubling. https://twitter.com/...
Tom Jones / Poynter: PBS to critics: It's not 1973 | Don Cherry is out | The Atlantic gets a major facelift
Jesse Eisinger / @eisingerj: -Harvard would like the Crimson to stop reaching out to objectionable entities for comment. -Northwestern would like reporters not to reach people at all. Too invasive. https://twitter.com/...
J. David McSwane / @davidmcswane: Joking aside, these are kids navigating what feels like tremendous pressure - from faculty, students and administrators. Toughness in the face of that is something we all have to learn - usually at a campus newspaper, where we probably all had a few screw ups (lord knows I did) https://twitter.com/...
Michael Shermer / @michaelshermer: “While our goal is to document history and spread information, nothing is more important than ensuring that our fellow students feel safe” —The Daily Northwestern newspaper apologizes that it's coverage of Jeff Sessions event hurt students' feelings. Wow. https://reason.com/...
Seung Min Kim / @seungminkim: Mind-boggling and frankly, embarrassing https://twitter.com/...
Jim Meigs / @jamesbmeigs: The editors of the Daily Northwestern have apparently decided that when your reporters experience any kind of criticism, you must throw them under the bus as promptly as possible. https://twitter.com/...
Christopher Leonard / @cleonardnews: Honestly: this is super disturbing. The public relations industry is already working hard to hem in the boundaries of journalism. Journalism teachers should not be helping them. https://twitter.com/...
Mara Gay / @maragay: To my fellow professionals trolling student journalists, save it. Did your college paper get it right every time? Ours didn't. So close the app and make yourself available for friendly advice offline. Be an adult. https://dailynorthwestern.com/ ...
Kurt Andersen / @kbandersen: Wow. It's as much like an over-the-top caricature of triggered snowflake campus idiocy as Trump is like an over-the-top caricature of grotesque stupid right-wingers. Real life = bad satire. https://twitter.com/...
Will E. Young / @weyoung8: As someone who had to constantly apologize to administration for the @LUChampionNews covering basic campus events and contacting professors for interviews, I can tell you how damaging it is for a young reporter to be shamed for..... reporting https://twitter.com/...
Rishika Dugyala / @rishikadugyala: Were The Daily reporters just doing their jobs? Yes. But also: Are they real people + student journalists who are navigating outreach to marginalized communities at a privileged institution? Absolutely. Wherever you fall on this, don't crucify them. https://twitter.com/...
Susan Candiotti / @susancandiotti: Hope this is discussed in journalism programs nationwide. https://twitter.com/...
Dan Balz / @danbalz: College journalists are under new pressures. Witness what the Harvard Crimson just went through. Rather than jumping on the Northwestern student journalists, we all need to help explain to other students the basic practices and values of good journalism and why it matters. https://twitter.com/...
Ally Mauch / @allymauch: Don't the big J Journalists have more important things to do right now that don't include shaming students trying to learn? https://twitter.com/...
Robby Soave / @robbysoave: @jessesingal @ByronTau @ryanjreilly Don't name or shame any individuals, but this is 100% part of a trend in college journalism facing ridiculous constraints by activists and I think it's fine and even necessary to point out how contrary to actual journalistic principle this is. https://reason.com/...
Joe Flint / @jbflint: Reminds me of when an entertainment flack chided me and @writerchica for going to the homes of staffers during our reporting of a sensitive story. I was like, didn't you see “All the President's Men” https://twitter.com/...
Chris Vannini / @chrisvannini: Exactly. What precedent are you setting by letting people making a public display determine if you can photograph them? And finding a phone number is literally day one stuff. It's not journalism if subjects set all the rules. https://twitter.com/...
Hannah Meisel / @hannahmeisel: This Daily Northwestern editorial is super bizarre. But the flap-up makes me grateful for all my peers who were willing to play ball and do interviews with me while I learned to be a reporter at @TheDailyIllini (and in high school too). https://twitter.com/...
Adam Rogers / @jetjocko: The job, fundamentally, requires bending some social norms. We ask impertinent questions. All the time. Inconveniently. https://twitter.com/...
Rachana D. Pradhan / @rachanadixit: What?! This is happening at one of the most reputable j-schools in the country? https://twitter.com/...
Alexander McCoy / @alexandermccoy4: So, besides the journalism aspect here, this attitude is also bizarre from a grassroots organizing perspective. The whole POINT of holding a protest is to draw attention, typically by earning press coverage. So why the freak out when the protest achieves its basic function? https://twitter.com/...
Trey Wallace / @treywallace_: This is wild. Apologizing for doing their job & finding a source? This editorial is basically saying “we're sorry for doing our job, I hope you forgive us” https://twitter.com/...
Nader Issa / @naderdissa: This is a wildly strange editorial. But where the hell are the newspaper advisers? Sometimes it's hard as a student reporter not to overreact and overcompensate when you get heat for a story. But that's when the adults should step in and talk some sense into them https://twitter.com/...
Jamie Leventhal / @jamie_lev: A gentle reminder that these are college students trying their best https://twitter.com/...
Jessica Huseman / @jessicahuseman: This is bananas. I do this every single day. So does every reporter. https://twitter.com/...


Journalists are anonymously sharing their salaries and other relevant information like their gender identity, location, and work history in a public Google doc

https://www.cjr.org/cjr_outbox/google-doc-journalism-media-pay.php


Ad tech company Sharethrough, which had specialized in native ads, is shutting EU operations, cutting 11 jobs in London; CEO says GDPR hit operations severely

https://digiday.com/media/native-ad-tech-vendor-sharethrough-to-shut-european-operations/

Suddenly, I'm becoming a fan of the idea that the U.S. will implement its version of GDPR.

Ad tech is a sleazeball business, and the businesses that employ the nefarious ad tech are disgusting.


CNBC has decided to cease production of Nightly Business Report, which began in 1979 and is now TV's longest-running business-news show, at the end of the year

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/pbs-nightly-business-report-cease-production-1203401018/

I watched that show a lot back in the 1980s because Dad enjoyed that show. Paul Kangas was the long-running host then.

There was no CNBC – or even its predecessor, FNN – in 1979, and business-news stars like Maria Bartiromo, Becky Quick and David Faber did not exist. But anchor Paul Kangas, who originally joined as a stock analyst, eventually helped the show become a valued part of the PBS early-evening lineup. He would in the late 1990s be joined by Susie Gharib, who had been working at CNBC.


Clinton says she is being urged by ‘many, many, many people’ to run in 2020

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/12/hillary-clinton-presidential-run-2020-000325

The dem primary process is not rigged in her favor this time. Hillary will lose badly.


The Google Squeeze (stratechery.com)

https://stratechery.com/2019/the-google-squeeze/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21515181

It's not just Google, I've noticed this across all the major ad platforms: Instagram, Twitter, FB, etc, have all cranked up the number of ads to prop up revenues.

I stopped using IG & Twitter largely because it went from having relatively few ads to where I started seeing an ad nearly every other post. The value of the platform proportionally declined significantly and I no longer bother using them.

Google is slowly becoming useless (even with an ad blocker) because you have to hack search terms in order to get useful results.


"Facebook is using the iPhone’s camera as users scroll their feed (thenextweb.com)"

https://thenextweb.com/apps/2019/11/12/facebook-camera-ios-iphone/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21513471

HN comment:

dont install their app, just use it in the browser

edit: and they wont let you use messenger that way, for no good reason. So just use messenger on desktop or in desktop mode. edit: or mbasic.facebook.com for messenger

A better HN comment:

Just delete your account. They'll only find a million other ways to violate you.

A humorous HN comment with info that might actually be true!!!

New favorite way to perma-delete your account: start posting eggplant/peach emojis.

Unlike the "delete my account" button which actually just deactivates your account until you're ready to come home, triggering the algorithms' sex-account ban is the cortez-burn-your-ships approach to account deletion.


Makers, Don't Let Yourself Be Forced into the 'Manager Schedule' (nuclino.com)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21504672


A collection of bad practices in HTML (htmhell.dev)

https://www.htmhell.dev/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21510721


Blogwashing (eggonomy.com)

https://eggonomy.com/blogs/news/blogwashing

Apparently the blog was first published in 2016 and 're-dated' multiple times to appear like it was freshly published. Why do this? A bit of Googling revealed this to be an age old scammy SEO tactic used by bloggers to fake 'blog freshness'. Google likes fresh and up to date content. The easiest way to do this is just change the blog date.

It's almost 2020. This particular blog appears on page 1 of search results. So this SEO trick still works. The best part --- Google knows about this.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21513318