The New York Times‘ website and iOS apps went down for more than two hours Wednesday due to an internal issue, but that didn’t stop the paper of record from publishing breaking news.
At first, the Times took page from The Boston Globe strategy during the Boston bombings and started tweeting out breaking news from its various Twitter accounts without linking to articles:
Morsi supporters carry an injured comrade during clashes Wednesday in Cairo (Photo by Narciso Contreras for NYT) http://t.co/iDdVCKGxkt
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) August 14, 2013
NYT: “we believe the outage is the result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon”