Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Central N.Y. | Software glitch zaps sports news

Weekend coverage of local sports, including articles and box scores, was missing from the New York papers in Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira -- an absence blamed on a glitch in new publishing software, according to

The site quoted Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Sports Editor Matt Traub saying:

"The publishing program that we use was changed over the summer, and it was tested repeatedly leading up to Friday night -- and then it didn't work. . . . Our tech department promises a solution; whether it will be in time for this weekend, I'm hopeful but I don't think it would be wise to promise it."

I assume Traub is referring to CCI NewsGate, which was added in connection with the five newspaper page design and production hubs. But maybe the problem was with the recently rebranded USA Today High School Sports site?

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  1. USAT HSS continues to be a disaster after the rebrand, as it always has been, but a problem with it wouldn't explain a loss of articles. Must be a CCI problem.

  2. As 4:46am notes, the problem is USAT, they took a semi-usable system and turned it into a P.O.S! Whomever is in charge of the "redesign" should be canned. Idiots!

    1. Those in charge, rather, will most likely be promoted and given bonuses. This is Gannett, the incompetent rise to the top.

  3. What a cluster (inappropriate term). Good thing no one cares about prep sports or the suits at Gannett would look like a bunch of idiots.

    Oh wait, they do care about preps and the suits, well they're empty suits.

  4. Don't worry, our readers have come to expect much less from Gannett... and we give it to them.ppoplea

  5. Pretty pathetic showing for a company with a mission “To lead the transformation of the media and marketing solutions industries.”

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