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San Antonio in Connecticut?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by kickoff-time, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. kickoff-time

    kickoff-time Member

    Can someone please explain to me how this happens?

    When you go to http://www.mysanantonio.com/ , supposedly the home website of the San Antonio Express-News, you actually get the website for the Danbury (Conn.) News Times.

    Hearst owns both, but that is a major gaffe.
  2. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Your last sentence is your answer. Centralized web server, someone hits a wrong key, and embarrassing stuff happens.
  3. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Well, it's right now. The someone who hit the wrong key must be a member at SJ :)
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Logistically, would be difficult to move San Antonio to Connecticut, even if there were big tax breaks. Smart just to fix on the server end.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    21 works for Hearst now?
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Well it's on the same continent.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Here's the site on Google Chrome at 2:05 a.m. CT:


    Click for the full view. It's a coding nightmare. It's fine on Firefox. My last paper did a website redesign that had glitches in Google Chrome, and I was apparently the only one to notice (before it went live, luckily). Google Chrome is awesome, but I suppose I now understand why people would avoid it: They love their newspaper websites.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    No that was doodah.
  9. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Speaking of sharing resources, Sunday's Sun Sentinel had 3 bylines from LAT's Sam Farmer, two Chicago Tribune stories and several from Orlando (using name/Staff Writer byline). I hadn't seen the paper in a year, so it was jarring.
  10. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Happened to me yesterday.

    Went to the Albanu Times-Union (also Hearst) and got Danbury.
  11. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Easier to just move it to Tahoe, since it's only 15 minutes away ... :)
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    This type of mistake can really set people off.
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