The No. 1 issue with readers contacting me this morning is that the print edition doesn't have anything about news organizations that received copies of State Department email messages stating that a militant group had claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
That it wasn't there was a surprise to me. I attend the morning and afternoon news planning meetings, and I was under the impression when I left the one last evening that this story was a strong contender for Page A1, but that it certainly was a shoo-in for the paper somewhere.
Its omission could have been a simple oversight. When the final lineup for the cover is decided, the other pieces that had been under consideration would normally find a place inside the same edition, or possibly held for another day if the time element isn't crucial. But this story had no shelf life.
I'll strongly recommend that editors run a story on any developments today, along with the omitted info for tomorrow. The story was prominent on KansasCity.com yesterday, and was the topic in the main "splash" module at the top of the page for much of the day.