But while the strike has hurt hard-copy sales in the city, Web traffic to New York papers' sites have seen a boom:
At the Daily News, Kevin Hayes, executive editor of the Web site, said traffic is so heavy he has been unable to get in to check exact figures. "It is being bombed, which is a good thing," he said. "It is really loaded." When asked how the traffic compared to previous busy days, he said "It's not quite Sept. 11, but it is like when the Yankees win the World Series."What else is booming because of the strike? Citizen journalism, apparently. The New York Times' Web site created a map of the city that posts dispatches from readers about their experiences commuting and dealing with the strike. The deputy Web editor tells E&P that more than 500 stories have come in so far.