Yesterday (January 23) there was an email snafu that ended up sending dozens of emails into the inboxes of hundreds of connected people in the technology and journalism world. I wanted to share an email that’s going out about it so help clarify what happened (since so many people have asked).
I found this note sent out to the Mizzou Mafia Yahoo Group from Hannah Jackson who works at RJI:
If you are on the list that received emails today from the Reynolds Journalism Institute….
We sincerely apologize for the email dilemma that occurred today (January 23). We have fixed the problem now. It was the result of a code error and was not a virus. Any reply emails including automatic replies resulted in a “reply all” to the entire listserv. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. We hope that people won’t hit “reply” or “reply all” to the original emails, because this may prolong the problem. If you would like to contact us, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because the research and activities of RJI are important to journalism and our nation’s democracy, we look forward to sharing news of our progress. Again, we apologize for this unfortunate problem.
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
Contact Carole Christie with any questions at 573.882.8251 or email@example.com