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Newspapers aren't the only thing NYT tried to shed today

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    How about 8.6 million readers -- by email.

    The New York Times today sent a mass email notice in error to 8.6 million readers warning that their home delivery subscription was cancelled.
    According to the Times' Media Decoder blog, the Times Co.'s erroneous email went to a group of people representing "a wide cross-section of readers who had given their e-mails to the newspaper in the past," according to company spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. "We regret that the error was made, but no one’s security has been compromised,” Murphy is quoted as saying.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20111228/NEWS07/111228035/New-York-Times-false-email-twitter
     
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Got of those and was a bit puzzled since I only subscribe to the paywall.
     
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    According to Romenesko, the Times initially blamed it on spammers before realizing it was their own mess-up in circulation. It was meant for 300 people and went to 8.6 million.
     
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Count me as one of the 8.6 million.
     
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Never subscribed. When I got the email saying it would also cut off my unlimited access, I got excited for a moment thinking I had unlimited access.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I can't even get a spam e-mail from the New York Times, dammit!
     
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Ace, you can have mine, buddy. I don't need it.
     
  8. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    That explains why today I didn't get the paper I never ordered in a town where delivery isn't offered. :D
     
  9. iowagrad

    iowagrad New Member

    I got one, too. It was puzzling since I don't subscribe to their home delivery. Cancel that all you want. I figured it was some kind of mess-up, but 8.6 million is kind of a big one.
     
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Speedtchr, I may have said this before but you have the coolest avatar on this board. Bender rules.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Thanks for spamming me, Johnny D! Now, if you have an extra job at the Plain Dealer haning around, send that my way, too.
     
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Ace, you'd want to live in Cleveland?
     
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