The Los Angles Times website must have seen a spike in traffic like never before as people from around the world search online for news of Michael Jackson's sudden death this afternoon. At one point, I clicked on the home page and found that the top story had reverted back to news that Jackson was hospitalized, even though the paper had already put up a story confirming that he had died. Right now I'm only getting error pages when I try to log onto the site.
*Updated: Deleted my cache and cookies and now the page seems to be loading correctly.
**Updated, 6/26: LA Observed has the memo from executive editor Meredith Artley laying out the numbers. Looks like 12 million page views yesterday.