alika - 9:07 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sorry for the tongue-in-cheek bit, alika, but it seems pretty obvious where the issue is if they really wait 24 hours to publish content others such as the NYT, WSJ, etc. are publishing and having scraped in a much more 'timely' fashion ... They're way late to the news game, even if it's their content.
I know. I've told them a lot of times. And the traffic of those op-eds are really really pathetic on their site.
But it's a deal they've worked with the newspapers back in the 80s and 90s. They'd rather increase their chances for pickups of the top print publications and have WSJ, WP, Scripps Howard, and the likes use their op-eds than make sure that they are the first one to publish these op-eds in the Web. And they've been very successful in getting print pickups
I've been concerned about that. Because when WSJ publishes something, the same piece is regurgitated by other blogs/sites/farms
I've already talked to the new VP, and he is concerned with the very low traffic of these op-eds. So they may be more open now to changing their procedure compared to the old VP.