Weather coverage

Are you ready to cover (and work through) Blizzard 2016?

On Monday, WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show will launch a reboot with a tighter local focus. "The ethos of the show is to be the meeting place for conversations Washingtonians care about," said Michael Martinez, a producer for the show. "In that sense, the storm is gonna be the conversation on Monday, and this will put us smack dab … Read More

Four weather writing lessons from someone who died more than 300 years ago

I have dear friends and family members from Maryland to Maine so I am paying special attention to their fate over the next few days.  The weather event has an interesting name:  a bombogenesis, more sinister, it sounds, than a polar vortex. Forecasters are describing a storm of “historic proportions,” one that might produce as much as three feet … Read More

Time to prepare as storm approaches the east

The New York Times | Weather.com As a winter storm cuts its way through the South and lumbers closer to the East Coast this week, it's a wise newsroom that's planning not just for a severe weather story but also for an emergency that could stop its presses or take down its website. As of Monday night, forecasters … Read More

New York Times, Wall Street Journal drop paywalls for storm coverage

The New York Times will drop its paywall tonight to provide unlimited, free access as readers seek information about the massive winter storm hitting New York and the northeast. "We're planning to drop the meter at 6 tonight & re-evaluate the situation tomorrow evening," said Vice President of Corporate Communications Eileen Murphy by email. The Wall Street Journal is dropping its paywall as well, it says in an email: Due to anticipated delivery disruptions because of the winter storm, The Wall Street Journal will be dropping its paywall beginning tonight at midnight through the weekend. The Times plans to reinstate its paywall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Murphy said by email. The WSJ and Times dropped their paywalls during Hurricane Sandy too. The Times remained free for five days due to the storm. Read More
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