The word of the day is bombogenesis

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Please don’t get blown away today (and don’t get frostbite)

    Vox voxifies on where the mighty storm came from (Canada) and how much snow may fall (lots.) (Vox) | The word of the day is bombogenesis. It’s a «rapid intensification of a cyclone (low pressure) with surface pressure expected to fall by at least 24 millibars» in 24 hours. (NJ.com) | Last March, Mark Robinson and Chris Scott were blown off camera while reporting from a blizzard in Nova Scotia. They recovered quite admirably. (YouTube) | Previously: Poynter’s Al Tompkins has tips from journalists who work in cold weather on how to stay safe. The tips include wearing lots of layers, keeping your batteries in a cooler and keeping your car cool (even though you may want it really warm.) (Poynter)

  2. Jason Rezaian is reportedly out of solitary in Iran

    The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian is out of solitary confinement in Iran and sharing a cell with another person, according to Rezaian’s brother, who lives in the U.S. (The New York Times) | Rezaian was arrested in July along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist. (The Washington Post)

  3. NYT columnist’s son ‘fit the description’

    On Saturday, New York Times columnist Charles Blow tweeted that his son had been stopped by campus police at gunpoint while on his way home from the library at Yale. (Yale Daily News) | Blow wrote about the incident on Monday. «This is the scenario I have always dreaded: my son at the wrong end of a gun barrel, face down on the concrete.» (The New York Times)

  4. At least people at Bloomberg can find the paper towels now

    Ravi Somaiya wrote Sunday about Michael Bloomberg’s place at Bloomberg. Even if the overall editorial direction at Bloomberg isn’t clear, Bloomberg has added arrows so people can find the paper towels in the bathrooms. (The New York Times)

  5. Buenos Aires Herald journalist: ‘…my life is in danger’

    Journalist Damian Pachter has left Argentina out of fear for his life. Pachter reported on the death of a state prosecutor who was investigating a bombing from 1994 that killed 85 people. (Reuters)

  6. Retracing Nellie Bly’s path

    Rosemary Brown, a British writer, has revisited much of Nellie Bly’s trip around the world. Brown mostly flew, but visited many of the same places and thinks Bly is a much better role model for young women than Kim Kardashian. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) | Previously: Bly started her trip around the world in 1889. She was retracing the fictional trip taken in Jules Verne’s «Around the World in 80 Days.» Bly did it in 72. (Poynter)

  7. ‘Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President’

    Hank Green wrote Saturday that how the media is reacting to the YouTube stars chosen to interview the president says something about the media itself. Mostly, that it’s out of touch. (Medium)

  8. Remembering the power of paper

    On Sunday, David Hepworth wrote for The Guardian about the attack on Charlie Hebdo and the power that the medium itself has, «the same form that has periodically attracted violence and persecution from the 16th-century Reformation through Berlin’s Bebelplatz in the 1930s to the libraries of northern Mali in 2013.» (The Guardian) | Related: Laurent Léger, an investigative reporter with Charlie Hebdo, doesn’t think much of President Obama’s record on press freedoms. (Huffington Post)

  9. Front page of the day, chosen by Seth Liss

    From The Tennessean, the bro code and the Vanderbilt rape case. (Courtesy the Newseum)


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Steve Korioth is now news director at WVVA in Bluefield, West Virginia. Previously, he was interim news director there. (Rick Gevers) | Theodore Ross is now features director at The New Republic. Previously, he was a freelance writer for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and Vice. (Poynter) | Kim Komenich is now an assistant professor of photojournalism at San Francisco State University. Previously, he was an assistant professor of new media studies at San Jose State University. (NPPA) | Job of the day: The Seattle Times is looking for a reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org.

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