Assistant metro editor: “Never let the facts stand in the way of a good headline.”
Assistant Editor to Editor: “I want you to read this because it’s convoluted as hell. It did up being almost 1,000 words that no one should fucking read.”
Permanently salaried editor (in a truly condescending tone): “I’ll be fine, of course, I’m just worried about you freelancers. You guys really deserve to stay, you do good work… Well, most of you.”
Editor, reading copy: “(Crime reporter), I don’t think we can use the word ‘bitches’ in the story.”
Crime report: “My story has the word ‘bitches’ in it? How did that happen?”
Editor about a reporter’s bad indoor photos: “She’s afraid to get in front of people and flash them.”
Reporter gets an email about an upcoming “divorce camp” for women.
Reporter 1: “Ah yes, good ol’ divorce camp.”
Reporter 2: “They’re going to pull some wicked pranks on the arranged marriage camp across the lake.”
Reporter to composing: “I swear I just heard you say ‘I put the penis page in there.’”
Sports editor: “What I need is an eloquent dumb guy. Someone smart enough to know words but dumb enough to not use them effectively.”
Reporter: “Someone got demoted from doing club news? What’s lower than club news?”
Looks like someone has a Snapple problem.
etsyfindoftheday | SUGGESTED SHOP BLITZ | 8.12.14
featured shop: ohnewsroom
suggested & run by: kevin at ohnewsroom
featured item: ‘i only use foul language because i care’ letterpressed quote poster
a little background info on this sweet etsy shop — seller kevin runs a website (and tumblr) called ‘overheard in the newsroom,’ which collects and shares amusing quotes that were actually overheard in varied newsrooms. this coinciding etsy shop sells badass prints depicting some of their favorite quotes that are indeed super creative, and i am LOVING the bold letterpressed style! thanks so much for sharing, kevin :)
Hey, that’s us!
Reporter: “All things being equal I’d rather not drown, but if I had to drown I’d rather drown in custard than coal ash.”
Editor 1 to Editor 2 after trying to one-up each other: “Do you want an inspirational quote?”
Editor 2: “Your inspirational quotes suck!”
Reporter, after talking to Red Hat Ladies about an inside-out clothing event: “Does this mean they’re going to wear their granny-panties on the outside?”
Sports Editor: “For the good of society, I hope not.”