Thread: Reporting weather news?

A picture named storm.jpgSomeone should report weather news the way other news is reported.

I said this in a variety of ways on Twitter yesterday, as a blizzard was working its way through the midwestern US, and got back pointers to regional feeds. I could follow the weather in the midwest. Yes, I knew that. I already follow the weather for NYC, and for a few other parts of the country, but I’m looking for something different.

An example. The NYT has a feed for International News. One for Sports News. One for baseball and one for basketball. But they don’t seem to have one for weather. The basketball feed has news about basketball where ever it happens. Not just for the NY-area teams. I would like to follow weather the same way. Yes, I have a particular interest in some areas. But I have a general interest in weather.

There are probably other areas that we’re not covering very well from a news standpoint, but right now weather seems to be the most glaring. Yes I know about wunderground.com. It’s not what I’m talking about. It’s reallly simple. News. About. Weather. No matter where it happens.

It should be written like news, not like a meteorologist’s report. I am not a meteorologist.

You’d think weather.com would do this, but they don’t.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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