↑“Talk to the Newsroom: Obituaries Editor Bill McDonald”. 《The New York Times》. 2006년 9월 25일. 2008년 7월 28일에 확인함. The paid notices are classified ads. They're gathered and placed in the paper or on the Web by the classified advertising department, which operates independently of the news department.... despite any misconceptions to the contrary, no one pays for an obit that appears as a news story.