NYT Gets Scooped on Own Story


ny-timesBeing a fly on the wall during The New York Times‘s editorial meeting today might be fun. After a series of teasing tweets by political editor Carolyn Ryan on Sunday, the paper built up anticipation for a “groundbreaking story” coming online soon. But the paper ended up being scooped on its own story. Oops.

“I can’t say too much, but it’ll make u rethink-well I should stop,” Ryan tweeted. “Stay tuned.” Twitter reacted as Twitter does, with #nytguesses becoming a trending topic. But imagine everyone’s surprise when the story she was referring to, “Invisible Child,” a moving portrait of an 11-year-old homeless girl in New York, showed up on the Las Vegas Sun website. You see, the Sun is a wire subscriber to the Times, and apparently hit “publish” a bit too soon. The Sun took the story down by midnight and apologized via Facebook. Read more at Politico.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}