When i was at University, I ran my college debating society, and was contacted by the best-known columnist of one of the two serious Sunday newspapers in the UK (in the UK, the major papers are national in circulation). He told me to ring him, reversing the charges, no matter how late, to let him know the result of a particular debate. I did so, to be met with a very curt dismissal, because the vote did not support his view.
"The Great Times Ten-Square Hoax,"
Word Ways: Vol. 39
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol39/iss3/17