Yikes! Kitten appears on Chicago Tribune homepage instead of Dennis Farina funeral
READERS of the Chicago Tribune website looking for breaking news this week were in for a bit of a shock.
Instead of the usual lead and splash image on the home page, there was a picture of a kitten with a placeholder headline and the word test written over and over again.
Cleary a mistake, the Tribune social media manager Amy Guth proved to be a sport and told website Gizmodo.com how the kitten appeared on the home page.
She said the ‘unsanctioned cat’ appeared instead of a story about the funeral of Chicago actor Dennis Farina and a number of other worthy ones.
However, it would appear that a rogue journalist was not responsible for the error which appeared on the site for a few minutes and was desked following a testing session.
It has emerge that the cat Benton, which is now very popular, is up for adoption.