Mysterious Disappearing NY Times Post
That was a draft of a post that was erroneously published. The information in it was incorrect, and it was taken down the next day when Dan Mitchell, writer of the "What's Online" column, called it to my attention.
Here's the real scoop on the Times columns:
Dan accepts pitches from all comers with business-oriented online material, although he very rarely uses material that comes via PR pitches. If you want to send a pitch, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, the address that appears at the bottom of the column every week.
Specific contact information for Paul B. Brown, who writes the Times' "What's Offline" column is not available.
I apologize for the error.