Is this the norm now - by-line goes to the person sitting at a desk 1,000 miles away who not only wasn't there but wasn't even listening? Isn't that what the kid from the NYTimes did?
The subject of the original Hays bylined story was not the Bush rally, it was Clinton's hospitalization, and yes, it is normal for a reporter to byline a story and then at the end to note other reporters who contributed.
The original story had Hays' byline and noted at the end four reporters who contributed, but they did not include Lindlaw.
So the error wasn't Hays' byline, it was omitting Lindlaw from the list of "contributors" at the end.
The subsequent stories that went out over the wire that focused on the booing alone had one story bylined by Deb Reichman and I'm not sure if any got sent with Lindlaw's byline. I know it appeared without attribution on most sites and publications.