Murmurs from the media
In today's round-up, Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel chronicles the rise of the Internet weatherman. Alexander C. Kaufman at the International Business Times put it succinctly: "What does every news site want now? The Nate Silver of weather." Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal was fixated on something else, though: "Dammit. @cwarzel wrote the post I wanted to do."
Meanwhile, The New York Times Company has come out with its 2013 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results. There's some good news, but it also appears the Times has squeezed all the money it can from its paywall, while circulation numbers are stagnant as well. There's been an increase in digital subscribers as well, but that's paired with continued declines in advertisement.
And here's a super handy list of suggestions that every journalist should like: editing notations for writers that don't really exist, but we'd really like to see invented, anyway. Daily Beast's Scott Bixby found one that spoke to him, tweeting, "Needs More Bow-Chicka-Bow-Bow."
In social media, Twitter announces it continues the good fight for transparency, with mixed results.
Across the pond, Jane Merrick offers a rousing defense of the "blunt and bullish" Kay Burley that insists she is "still the queen of TV journalism after 25 years." Sophy Ridge with Sky News concluded, "Great piece by @janemerrick23 on @KayBurley - only the Queen has lasted longer in her job..."
Plus, we think you'll enjoy a taste of these letters to the editor printed by The Telegraph.