Links and Notes - Thu, Mar 26, 2020

3:52 p.m.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Mar 26, 2020 2:52 pm EDT
Weather : A Few Clouds
Temperature : 64 F
Humidity : 54%
Wind Speed : W 9 mph
Barometer : 29.79 in
Dewpoint: 47 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Mar 26, 2020 2:53 pm EDT
Weather : A Few Clouds
Temperature : 63 F
Humidity : 60%
Wind Speed : S 10 mph
Barometer : 29.80 in
Dewpoint: 49 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Mar 26, 2020 3:36 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 60 F
Humidity : 62%
Wind Speed : W 8 mph
Barometer : 29.82 in
Dewpoint: 47 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Mar 26, 2020 3:09 pm

This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. West wind around 7 mph.

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 4am. Low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Showers, mainly after 8pm. Low around 43. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. High near 64. East wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

10:13 a.m.

Barney and I walked for about 40 minutes this morning. This morning's weather was mild with variable cloudiness. Yesterday, I walked Barney for 30 to 35 minutes in the morning and 30 to 35 minutes in the late afternoon. No walks for Barney on Monday and Tuesday of this week, since I left home between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. each day to go up and watch the kiddos while Catherine recovered from an illness (not covid-19) and Brad worked from home.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Mar 26, 2020 9:52 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 53 F
Humidity : 66%
Wind Speed : SW 14 mph
Wind Gust 20 mph
Barometer : 29.86 in
Dewpoint: 42 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Mar 26, 2020 9:53 am EDT
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 53 F
Humidity : 71%
Wind Speed : SW 13 mph
Wind Gust 23 mph
Barometer : 29.87 in
Dewpoint: 44 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Mar 26, 2020 9:56 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 53 F
Humidity : 69%
Wind Speed : WSW 9 mph
Barometer : 29.85 in
Dewpoint: 43 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Mar 26, 2020 9:29 am

Today: A chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 5am. Low around 42. Light north wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers before 9am, then a slight chance of showers after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Showers, mainly after 9pm. Low around 42. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. High near 64. East wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then a chance of rain after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Tuesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.


hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
406 am edt thu mar 26 2020

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406 am edt thu mar 26 2020

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

.day one...today and tonight.

hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.days two through seven...friday through wednesday.

a period of moderate to locally heavy rainfall is expected on friday
night into saturday. this period of wet weather may allow for rises
in area rivers and creeks over the weekend and minor flooding is
possible. the main area of concern for flooding at this time is the
us 30 corridor in ohio and south.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.

Links

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/26/coronavirus-latest-news-information-toledo-lucas-county-march-26/stories/20200326085

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/26/Socially-Distant-Technology-is-a-powerful-tool-but-it-can-t-replace-our-humanity/stories/20200322129

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/25/Warmth-humidity-might-slow-growth-of-coronaviruses-but-is-this-strain-a-wild-card/stories/20200324104

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/25/Lucas-County-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-now-at-23/stories/20200325117

seems to early to make this decision, but i don't plan the event. they canceled yesterday, March 25. The event occurs annually on the first weekend in June. Why not wait until early May to decide?
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/city/2020/03/25/toledo-old-west-end-festival-canceled-coronavirus/stories/20200325131

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/politics/2020/03/25/cities-like-toledo-might-get-left-behind-in-stimulus/stories/20200325124

uh, oh. this hurts. i was planning to visit the boardwalk this weekend.
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/25/Magee-Marsh-Wildlife-Area-closed-because-of-contagion-risk/stories/20200325119

A day after organizers announced cancellation of the Biggest Week in American Birding festival because of the coronavirus crisis, the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency reported Wednesday that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shut down Magee Marsh Monday evening.

“Going outside to walk is considered safe as long as a proper 6-foot distance is kept from other people, but Magee Marsh is considered a special case,” the county EMA said in its announcement. “It’s a nationally recognized birding area, and ODNR is trying to avoid the large crowds of birders that normally gather to witness the spring migration.”

okay. that makes sense for late April to late May. but the boardwalk is not crowded in march. the lot can be empty except for me at times in march.

Magee Marsh is the only natural-area closing that has been made so far, said Meredith Gilbert, an ODNR spokeswoman.

“It’s hard to practice social distancing in a group of birders and on a boardwalk 3 feet wide,” she said. “People can still go to other outdoor areas under state control. You are absolutely encouraged to go those places.”

The Magee Marsh closing includes the boardwalk, walking trails, roads, and parking lot.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/25/port-clinton-mayor-father-on-voluntary-quarantine-after-taiwan-trip-coronavirus/stories/20200325110

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/25/coronavirus-latest-news-information-toledo-lucas-county-march-25/stories/20200325084

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/25/dozens-of-ohioans-stranded-abroad-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/stories/20200324129

http://www.toledoblade.com/news/World/2020/03/26/militant-attack-on-sikhs-kills-25-in-afghanistan-claimed-by-isis/stories/20200326039

http://www.toledoblade.com/news/nation/2020/03/24/Amid-worsening-pandemic-Trump-says-America-should-re-open-for-business-by-mid-April/stories/20200324122

https://www.toledoblade.com/peach-weekender/2020/03/25/growing-season-still-on-the-way-coronavirus-gardening

https://www.toledoblade.com/outdoors/2020/03/25/virus-guidelines-anchor-charter-fleet-bait-shops-remain-open-outdoors

oh no. first world problems. how about reading a book, maybe even a PRINTED book? this is why it's nice to have at least one hand-crafted hobby. i like to crochet. i like to sketch.

Home-bound users fume as video apps do not sync with TVs
https://news.trust.org/item/20200325232411-4h06h


Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/coronavirus-internet-traffic-speed.html/?2020-03-26T09%3A00%3A24%2000%3A00

it's not because people are accessing text-based websites. oh wait, maybe it is. thanks to horribly bloated websites, accessing text causes massive downloads of data.

With people going online more in the pandemic, internet traffic has exploded. That’s taking a toll on our download speeds and video quality.

boo hoo.


Cardiac injury among hospitalized Covid-19 patients tied to higher risk of death in new study
http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_8381a31356dfc0d498b8bb6df2c57274

Amazon warehouses are getting hit with coronavirus cases
http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_56c55d6f4d084fc864f05cfca0950eaa

Thank God for Andrew Cuomo
http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_29c806cd41e068318c9365e1d922d261

James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight
http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_5a1d573999863cc284ab6c181fa93f99

A lot of Americans like Trump's handling of crisis
http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_2dfe6703dd0b6247d36e25432379c1e7

In Norway, kids are still making good money cutting cod tongues
http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_ae1cfa360469044344241081c6142a16

Responses To Coronavirus Outbreak Vary Greatly In The American South
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=821899868&rid=1001

Is Loss Of Smell And Taste A Symptom Of COVID-19? Doctors Want To Find Out
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=821582951&rid=1001

More Telework Also Means More Porn — And That's Good News For Hackers
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=821512927&rid=1001

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/5-major-paradigm-shifts-the-wuhan-flu-crisis-has-revealed-americans-need/

https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/the-scientist-whose-doomsday-pandemic-model-predicted-armageddon-just-walked-back-the-apocalyptic-predictions/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238578-uk-has-enough-intensive-care-units-for-coronavirus-expert-predicts/

https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-says-god-is-spreading-the-coronavirus-in-synagogues-as-punishment-for-opposing-jesus/


http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/03/26/2-lucas-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-coronavirus/stories/20200326101

http://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/26/failing-the-moment-lucas-county-health-department-toledo-coronavirus/stories/20200326032

http://www.toledoblade.com/business/technology/2020/03/26/it-working-overtime-at-companies-colleges/stories/20200326099


Media whining. I have no sympathy for businesses that base their models on digital ad revenue.

Leak from a Fortune 50 company shows blocking of ads based on COVID-19 keywords led to 2M+ ads blocked so far in March, for NYT, CNN, USA Today, WaPo

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/news-sites-need-ads-to-survive-the-coronavirus-more-than-35

I don't block ads. I block JavaScript for security and privacy reasons and to make web pages load faster. If blocking JavaScript results in ads being blocked, then that's a side effect. Media orgs make poor choices.

I subscribe to the Blade. Digital subscription. I have no desire for a print product. We canceled our print version of the Toledo Blade back in 2005 or 2006. The Blade is only printed three days a week now anyway.

The vast majority of my coronavirus news comes from the Toledo Blade.

https://toledoblade.com/coronavirus

Of course, I read the Blade my way. I do not directly use any of the Blade's digital products because they suck.

http://sawv.org/2019/08/17/how-i-read-the-toledo-blade.html

A distant second for coronavirus news is https://text.npr.org and then everything else is third.

Actually, my second place spot for coronavirus news is family. My Stepdaughter is a nurse. Her husband is a nurse. My Son-in-law's Dad is a nurse, and our next door neighbor is a nurse. My Stepdaughter's unit is now a Covid-19 unit.

This story is about how companies are somehow not advertising with media orgs.

Hold on here. The media whining is misguided. Brands don't want their ads on coronavirus news pages because they don't want the social media mob attacking them and boycotting them for being uncaring because they advertise their goods on news pages that receive a lot of traffic.

Many people have lost jobs because businesses have closed. If an unemployed person or someone who lost a loved one due to coronavirus reads a cororavirus news story and sees an ad for a local company that installs home theater systems, then people might complain on social media about this soulless company exploiting high traffic news pages to improve business.

Brands do not want to be viewed as insensitive. In recent years, media orgs have spotlighted this behavior with ads appearing along side articles about tragic events.

Brands are protecting themselves from the social media mob, and the media don't like it. !?!?!?

David Carroll / @profcarroll: Up to 3,000 advertisers block ‘coronavirus’ for their ads which means they aren't funding lifesaving coverage being provided free by news orgs. It's time to name and shame the companies that aren't doing their part by lifting these bullshit ‘brand safety’ bans. Show us the list.

WTF? The mob could crucify brands for advertising on coronavirus news pages. The brands did not create this environment. They are now understanding how to play in it.

Miriam Elder / @miriamelder: “Coronavirus is now the most-blocked keyword in the IAS system, recently surpassing ‘Trump.’”

Why would brands not want their ads appearing on article pages about Trump? Is it because brands fear that they will be labeled by the social media mob as being pro-Trump and thus ending up on some kind of boycott list?

Josh Stermberb / @joshsternberg: There's a publisher paradox: huge bumps in traffic but can't monetize. For lots of news sites that rely on programmatic buying, they're being knee-capped on much needed revenue because brands don't buy against terms like “pandemic.” Every penny counts.

This is bullshit:

David Carroll / @profcarroll: Brands are unintentionally driving the accelerated collapse of the news industry. Marketers need to pause their COVID ads strategy and unblock COVID monetization. PRONTO. Consumers can be mobilized to effect big change. Nandini knows how to do it.

From the BF story:

Advertisers are pulling back what they are spending, and refusing to allow their ads to be placed next to stories that report on the pandemic.

Why?

Fears that its ads would appear next to news stories about the coronavirus pandemic led one major global brand to drastically reduce the number of digital ads it placed on the websites of the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, and the Washington Post in March.

Why the fears?

Many advertisers use lists of sensitive or controversial keywords to avoid placing ads — and spending their ad dollars — adjacent to content they consider unsafe for their brands.

Why are they unsafe?

But the addition of coronavirus-related terms to these keyword blacklists has choked off revenue as publishers struggle to capitalize on soaring audiences amid catastrophic revenue declines.

Coronavirus is now the most-blocked keyword in the IAS system, recently surpassing “Trump.” As of the middle of March, the system had over 3,000 advertisers blocking the term "coronavirus," according to a company spokesperson.

“It is possible that this is a temporary measure as [brands] evaluate their stance on appearing adjacent to this type of content,” said an IAS spokesperson.

They said they expect some brands to move away from indiscriminate coronavirus blocking and use technology that can “understand the full meaning of the content on the page and determine whether it fits into their brand suitability guidelines or not.”

Why are brands concerned about ad placement?

This BuzzFeed story is slanted and horribly written. It lacks context. It lacks facts. It failed to answer the same question that I mentioned above multiple times.

Simple web search found this article from 2017.

https://www.cmo.com.au/article/620574/report-consumers-boycotting-brands-placing-ads-near-offensive-content/

Consumers boycotting brands for placing ads near ‘offensive’ content

Marketers need to get over the assumption consumers will forgive them for placing ads in the wrong digital context, because customers will boycott their brands if they do.

Coronavirus news is not controversial, but the social media mob could view ads next to such news as insensitive.

Why didn't the BuzzFeed story mention the possibility that brands fear a backlash from the social media mob and maybe calls for a boycott?

https://civicscience.com/22-percent-boycotting-advertising-spending/

22% of Consumers Are Boycotting Brands Based on Ad Placement

Again, this article focuses on controversial content.

unrelated but highlights the possible fear the brands have regarding boycotts by the social media mob.

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/57-of-consumers-will-boycott-a-brand-that-doesnt-share-their-social-beliefs/

March 7, 2020 article
https://adage.com/article/digital/why-new-york-times-shut-programmatic-ads-its-coronavirus-newsletter/2242936

Earlier this month, The Times said it was seeing a slowdown in ad sales stemming from “uncertainty and anxiety” prompted by the coronavirus, adding that it expected digital ad revenue for its current quarter to fall 10 percent.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/new-york-times-warns-on-ad-bookings-due-to-coronavirus-fears.html

"Unlike many news publishers, our business is heavily skewed towards subscriptions rather than advertising," the filing says.

However, the company said it's seeing a slowdown in international and domestic advertising bookings, which it is associating with the virus.

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/02/18/advertisers-urged-rethink-tabloid-ads-most-don-t-want-pay-bullying

Running an ad next to this content, in Frampton's view, is equivalent to endorsing or condoning it. He gave his support to the Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) and urged advertisers to do the same.

"Advertisers want to advertise in safe environments, they also recognise their responsibility in funding great journalism, but most don’t want to pay for bullying."

Taking action, Dubbins and co have been quietly informing the advertisers who appeared next to the worst Flack content, which include some of the UK’s leading brands.

From 2015
"How the New York Times keeps tragedies ad-free (parkerhiggins.net)"
http://parkerhiggins.net/2015/03/new-york-times-keeps-tragedies-ad-free/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9261413

Whether it's misguided, I think that brands are overly concerned about how they apear.

Excerpts from an HN comment:

... or is it that advertisers don't want their brand associated with negativity in general?

From another HN comment:

The problem must be that the highest traffic stories are typically the most sensitive ones.

That applies to coronovirus news.

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/tragedy-not-branding-opportunity-dangers-tapping-breaking-news

https://moz.com/blog/how-to-build-empathetic-social-media-strategy-times-of-tragedy

https://marketing.sfgate.com/blog/how-to-respectfully-promote-your-business-during-a-tragedy

https://www.marketingmag.com.au/hubs-c/opinion-plomion-brand-safety/

https://mediagazer.com/200326/p12#a200326p12 for the BuzzFeed story that started this commentary.

Discussion:
Josh Sternberg / Adweek: The Publisher's Paradox: Clicks Are Up, But Not Ad Revenue
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV: Don't Block Virus News: IAB's New President Warns Advertisers
@derektmead: Great story showing how Brands use brand safety algorithms to block advertising (and revenue) on coronavirus coverage right as a) news outlets invest heavily in this essential coverage and b) news industry is collapsing, in part due to this trend https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ...
Paul Bannister / @pbannist: Agreed with Steph 100%. Beyond news, even lifestyle content is affected. Our publishers are producing tons of valuable content around stocking your pantry, working from home, homeschooling kids, etc. in the time of coronavirus. All demonetized by simplistic brand safety systems https://twitter.com/...
Stephanie Layser / @slayser8: Journalism keeps our public informed. Blocking your campaign from words like coronavirus not only means you miss out on an engaged, informed audience, it also means you're making it harder for us to keep producing this necessary content. https://www.adweek.com/...
Claire Atkin / @catthekin: In our last newsletter @nandoodles and I explained how advertisers are avoiding web pages with the words “coronavirus” and “covid-19” in them. This means that THE NEWS is not getting $$$ Well, thanks to @CraigSilverman, we now have some numbers. IT'S BAD. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ...
Nandini Jammi / @nandoodles: NEW: I spoke to @CraigSilverman about how brand safety co's are driving the collapse of the news industry. However, even I am completely stunned by these numbers. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ...
David Carroll / @profcarroll: Up to 3,000 advertisers block ‘coronavirus’ for their ads which means they aren't funding lifesaving coverage being provided free by news orgs. It's time to name and shame the companies that aren't doing their part by lifting these bullshit ‘brand safety’ bans. Show us the list. https://twitter.com/...
Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen: This is monstrous. Quality, fact-based reporting is more needed now than ever and companies should be proud to support it. https://twitter.com/...
Miriam Elder / @miriamelder: “Coronavirus is now the most-blocked keyword in the IAS system, recently surpassing ‘Trump.’” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ... by @CraigSilverman
Josh Stermberb / @joshsternberg: There's a publisher paradox: huge bumps in traffic but can't monetize. For lots of news sites that rely on programmatic buying, they're being knee-capped on much needed revenue because brands don't buy against terms like “pandemic.” Every penny counts. https://www.adweek.com/...
Scott Lucas / @scottlucas: A major company's — we don't know which — ads didn't show up next to news stories reporting on the coronavirus 35 million times in March. That means news sites like the @nytimes, @CNN, and, yes, @BuzzFeedNews lost much needed revenue during the crisis. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ...
@adweek: Over the last two weeks, all kinds of sites (from news sites to platforms) have seen traffic numbers jump. But the challenge is that news organizations cannot monetize this bump. https://www.adweek.com/...
Craig Silverman / @craigsilverman: Look at the massive spike in the number of ads from just one big brand that were blocked from appearing on the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, and USA Today sites. This represents more than 2 million ads that could have run on these sites in March. https://twitter.com/...
Colin Jones / @colinjones: Why brand safety is fundamentally broken 👇👇👇 https://twitter.com/...
Jason Kint / @jason_kint: good data, Craig. this just backs up in #1 in our letter with a specific request to exempt for this content in the default setting. Ad buyers' fear of blinders across the long-tail is eating the professional journalism informing the public. (source: https://t.co/...) https://twitter.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Josh Stermberb / @joshsternberg: Publishing trade body @DCNorg sent a letter to marketers and ad verification companies to “immediately exempt premium, trusted media properties by default from their brand safety filters around Coronavirus, COVID-19, and related keywords and topics.” https://www.adweek.com/...
David Carroll / @profcarroll: Brands are unintentionally driving the accelerated collapse of the news industry. Marketers need to pause their COVID ads strategy and unblock COVID monetization. PRONTO. Consumers can be mobilized to effect big change. Nandini knows how to do it. https://twitter.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Craig Silverman / @craigsilverman: I obtained internal data from a major global brand that shows how its decision to not place ads next to coronavirus content prevented tens of millions of ads from appearing on revenue-starved news sites in 14 countries so far this month: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ...
Jason Koebler / @jason_koebler: advertisers have way too much power are you kidding me https://www.buzzfeednews.com/ ...


https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/03/after-alt-weeklies-city-magazines-are-next-in-line-for-coronavirus-pain/

https://www.foliomag.com/city-magazines-take-covid-19/

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/san-diego-magazine-laid-off-nearly-entire-staff/

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/03/26/news/feds-planning-30m-ad-buy-help-media-deal-covid-19-fallout

Canada announces a CA$30M COVID-19 awareness campaign, with the money primarily going to media, says it is progressing with a tax credit program for newspapers

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/fashion/w-magazine-struggles.html

W Magazine has furloughed its staff with those working on online content staying on at reduced salaries; the next print issue is postponed indefinitely

https://blog.patreon.com/covid-19-creative-economy-patreon-data-science/

Patreon says 30,000+ creators signed up in the first three weeks of March; average new patron growth in 6 countries, including US and Italy, was 36.2% over Feb.

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/03/flipboard-app-partners-with-clevelandcom-to-go-deep-on-cleveland-news.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/business/media/trump-virus-briefings-ratings-coronavirus.html

While Trump's new briefings draw strong TV ratings, some journalists and health experts worry about airing misleading or wrong information and personal attacks

https://mediagazer.com/200325/p26#a200325p26

https://www.thedailybeast.com/buzzfeed-slashing-employee-pay-amid-the-coronavirus-crisis

Memo: BuzzFeed announces graduated salary cuts in April and May, with staffers in the lowest bracket facing 5% cuts and executives taking 14% to 25% cuts

Discussion:
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review: How metro papers are dealing with the pressure of COVID-19
@bfnewsunion: Our statement on BuzzFeed's plans to reduce employee salaries. https://twitter.com/...
Max Tani / @maxwelltani: BuzzFeed is implementing pay reductions for staff through May. The cuts are on a scale: Lowest paid staff (under $65k) will take a 5% pay cut, execs will take between 13% and 25%. I'm told Peretti will not be taking a salary during the crisis. https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Elana Zak / @elanazak: The pandemic is already hitting the media hard. Now BuzzFeed is implementing pay cuts for staff. They range from 5% reductions for the lowest paid staff to up 25% for execs. https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Stephanie Buck / @stephmbuck: Y'all, and these are the media companies that are doing “well.” Imagine your local news and other small, independent pubs right now. Support them how and if you can. https://twitter.com/...
Brad Hill / @hillbrad: Journalism is dying amid record reader demand because demand for ads is collapsing and even COVID-19 isn't driving increased paid subscriptions to cover the difference. Something to think about wrt Apple's claims about the impact of their anti-advertising measurement changes. https://twitter.com/...
Brett Levy / @brettdl: .@BuzzFeed is cutting staff pay by up to 25% for higher-ranked positions, but 5% for anyone under $65,000 a year as the Coronavirus reduces its ad revenue. Those making between $65,000 and $90,000 will see a 7% pay cut in April and May. #journalism #news https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Tom Jones / Poynter: Push aside the finger-pointing, politics and noise about the coronavirus. The facts are all that matter.
Melissa Segura / @melissadsegura: My colleagues and I are not only willing to take a pay cut to keep our colleagues not only on payroll but equally important right now during a pandemic, insured. We're in it together. https://twitter.com/...
Matthew Yglesias / @mattyglesias: That the journalism industry is rapidly collapsing this month at a time when we are all publishing more than ever and getting big audiences is, among other things, a big sign that there are huge DEMAND-side problems in the economy. https://twitter.com/...
Maggie Jordan / @maggiejordanacn: Admiration and respect for BuzzFeed's action. DICKS is doing the same. Mgrs taking paycuts so other employees can continue to be paid. https://twitter.com/...
Adam Baldwin / @adambaldwin: Which newsmedia outfits will remain through the end if the 2020 election? https://twitter.com/...
Davey Alba / @daveyalba: sounds like BuzzFeed tbh. proud of my former colleagues for sticking up for one another. +@bfnewsunion, you guys must be working so hard. all the support to you ✊🏽 https://twitter.com/...
Hugh Ryan / @hugh_ryan: During the Great Depression, this is how Abraham & Straus (Brooklyn's homegrown department store chain) managed to avoid having to lay people off https://www.brownstoner.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
Jason Leopold / @jasonleopold: PLEASE support our newsroom, which has the most active and aggressive #FOIA operation in the news business. It's crucial we continue this important work. https://support.buzzfeednews.com/ https://twitter.com/...
Todd Spangler / @xpangler: Also: BuzzFeed contractors and freelancers will see their rates docked 8% https://variety.com/... via @variety
Kate Nocera / @katenocera: Absolutely in awe of this newsroom all the time, but particularly in these last few weeks. We're here (socially distanced of course) and reporting the hell out of the biggest news story of our lifetimes. Support us if you can. https://support.buzzfeednews.com/ https://twitter.com/...
Daniel Dawkins / @dandawkins: 'Clicks aren't money' is bang right. They can be, but their value is inextricably linked to the health of the ad market and therefore the wider economy. https://twitter.com/...
Timothy B. Lee / @binarybits: You might think that lots of news->lots of clicks->news organizations make a lot of money. But clicks are only valuable if companies are buying ads against them. And companies worried about a recession are likely to slash their ad spending in the coming weeks. https://twitter.com/...
Dennis Huynh / @dennishuynh: If you've ever been in awe of the artwork/photos/illos done by the impressive team behind @BuzzFeedNewsArt , @BuzzFeedPhoto. Or have gotten internet slang advice via @styleguide please consider supporting us if you're able to: https://support.buzzfeednews.com/. https://twitter.com/...
Andrew Kaczynski / @kfile: Glad to see there won't be layoffs. This is a really tough spot to be in. https://twitter.com/...
Tom Gara / @tomgara: This feels like as fair and humane way to cut costs during an awful recession, and I hope other places consider doing it a similar way, vs layoffs https://twitter.com/...
Brandon Wall / @walldo: +1, I cannot emphasize this part enough. Zero problem giving up money if it means my colleagues can keep their jobs right now. We are all in this together ✨ https://twitter.com/...
Mike Dudas / @mdudas: “A lot of people are happy with this decision because there are no layoffs,” one @BuzzFeed News staffer. “People are willing to make the sacrifice to keep their colleagues employed.” https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Mat Honan / @mat: I am extremely proud of my colleagues right now. Today is really hard, and people are genuinely pulling together. https://twitter.com/...
Ben Smith / @benyt: .@peretti has been a really good leader through this horrible thing, and this is so hard https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Emily Tamkin / @emilyctamkin: Solidarity with BF staffers and @bfnewsunion at this genuinely shitty time https://twitter.com/...
Max Tani / @maxwelltani: This is important. Multiple BF staffers have expressed to me that they're somewhat mildly relieved the company is reducing pay instead of cutting staff. How one employee put it: “People are willing to make the sacrifice to keep their colleagues employed.” https://twitter.com/...
Mike Futter / @futterish: Hey, @futureplc, take some notes on this. https://twitter.com/...
Scott Bixby / @scottbix: When this is all over, I never want to hear about how selfish and myopic millennials are ever again. https://twitter.com/...
Gene Park / @genepark: I get that people think the media should be thriving during a global crisis, because of all the clicks right??? Clicks aren't money. A good economy is where the media gets its money from. The idea that the media “WANTS” people to stay at home and destroy the economy is false https://twitter.com/...
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: > @maxwelltani beat me to this — but it's true, per three sources familiar. Still awaiting comment from BuzzFeed. https://twitter.com/...
@mattdpearce: @LATimesTVLloyd @bfnewsunion Jonah's forgoing a salary. But that's also not where his real wealth is.
@mattdpearce: Solidarity with ⁦@bfnewsunion⁩. And cash flow is truly a problem, maybe workers could get some equity awards for their help keeping the business running. https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Steve Kovach / @stevekovach: More web traffic doesn't mean more $$$ when everything's collapsing. BuzzFeed cutting staff salaries. https://www.thedailybeast.com/ ...
Todd Spangler / Variety: BuzzFeed Cuts Staff Salaries, CEO Jonah Peretti to Forgo Pay During Coronavirus Crisis
Justin Wise / The Hill: BuzzFeed to make salary cuts due to coronavirus outbreak
J. Clara Chan / The Wrap: BuzzFeed to Reduce Employee Pay, CEO to Forgo Salary Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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