Yesterday I asked The State editor Mark Lett why his reporter’s story on Gov. Nikki Haley’s 14-year-old daughter getting a Statehouse gift shop job was pulled from McClatchy websites.
Lett tells Romenesko readers:
The story was not spiked. It was held as we pursued answers to additional questions. That effort is continuing.
A draft of the story — identified as not ready for publication — was improperly published on web sites in Rock Hill and Charlotte, and in the printed edition of the Rock Hill newspaper. Rock Hill and Charlotte are “sister” publications to The State. Those newspapers operate inside a common computer system.
You can read the story here.