Oops! Tampa Bay Times exposes email addresses of students turned down for internships

The email below was sent by one of the student journalists turned down for a Tampa Bay Times internship. (I’ve blacked out the first names.)

“Guess some hiring folks (or, in this case, a “Director of Corporate Giving”) haven’t learned how to use the BCC feature,” writes the student. “Though I guess it does create a sense of cameraderie.”

The email reveals that the rejected applicants come from Yale, Marquette University, University of Iowa, University of Missouri, Columbia University, Indiana University, University of Illinois, University of Florida, University of Maryland, and other schools.


I loved this Norwich Bulletin reporter’s comment, posted on my Facebook wall: