Monday, October 17, 2011

Best quotes from "Overheard in the Newsroom"

Reporter on deadline while Internet is down throughout community: “I’m heading to California. I heard there might be some Internet out there.”

Reporter during a conversation about how sources confuse names: “I get called Tim… Tim and asshole.”

Reporter discussing possible assignment: “Mom stabs son?!”
Assignment Editor: “Just in the knee.”
Reporter: “Nevermind.”

Executive producer on competition’s newscast: “That story happened days ago. Channel 7 should be renamed the History Channel.”

Web editor: “This earthquake is SERIOUS BUSINESS. We could have DIED.”
Editorial page editor: “Yes. We could have slipped in our rush out of the building and broken our necks, or choked on our french fries.”

“Interviews are like a one-night stand, it’s always awkward when you have to leave.”

Editor to religion/faith reporter: “Everything I know about Mormons I learned from ‘South Park.’”

“Everyday is a hangover day in a newsroom.”