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Junior journo on the phone to cops: “So did you know about all the dildos?”

Overheard in the Newsroom - 2 hours 14 min ago

Junior journo on the phone to cops: “So did you know about all the dildos?”

City editor: “I can’t believe she used the term ‘olden days’ in a story. Who...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 24, 2018 - 4:15pm

City editor: “I can’t believe she used the term ‘olden days’ in a story. Who says that anymore?”

Copy editor: “It could have been worse. She could have said 'days of yore.’”

Reporter: “I never thought I’d say this, but … I want to write about 3 Doors...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 24, 2018 - 12:30pm

Reporter: “I never thought I’d say this, but … I want to write about 3 Doors Down, damnit!”

Early morning reporter during painfully slow news day: “I’d kill for a murder right...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 24, 2018 - 8:45am

Early morning reporter during painfully slow news day: “I’d kill for a murder right now.”

News Director: “A guy just called and he wants us to find out why Golden Corral is closed. So...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 23, 2018 - 4:15pm

News Director: “A guy just called and he wants us to find out why Golden Corral is closed. So I guess we’ll send someone out there…”

Reporter who found out about a special meeting the next day during a storm: “You know why...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

Reporter who found out about a special meeting the next day during a storm: “You know why they’re doing this? So, I can’t go.”

Reporter 2: “Tell [mayor], ‘Bitch, I drive a Jeep!’”

Editor: My grandson is really excited to be a ringbearer. He thinks he gets to dress like a bear or...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 23, 2018 - 8:45am

Editor: My grandson is really excited to be a ringbearer. He thinks he gets to dress like a bear or a hobbit.

Editor to journalist: “It’s good for kids to know life sucks.”

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 22, 2018 - 4:15pm

Editor to journalist: “It’s good for kids to know life sucks.”

Young producer: “Every time I write "Florida” now I write “Flo Rida” in...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm

Young producer: “Every time I write "Florida” now I write “Flo Rida” in my head.“

Reporter on an unfamiliar floor after seeing Legos, robots and comic posters: “This reeks of...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 22, 2018 - 8:45am

Reporter on an unfamiliar floor after seeing Legos, robots and comic posters: “This reeks of photography.”

Reporter in sing song voice: “I don’t have anything to write about." News clerk:...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 21, 2018 - 4:15pm

Reporter in sing song voice: “I don’t have anything to write about." 

News clerk: "Maybe something will come across scanner.”

Second reporter: “If it’s a seriel killer or a plane crash, I call it.”

Reporter 1: Whoever wrote this press release has a strange love of colonsReporter 2: Doesn’t...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

Reporter 1: Whoever wrote this press release has a strange love of colons

Reporter 2: Doesn’t everyone?

Photog to reporter: “Alright, let’s go ruin somebody’s day.”

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 21, 2018 - 8:45am

Photog to reporter: “Alright, let’s go ruin somebody’s day.”

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Overheard in the Newsroom - June 21, 2018 - 7:38am
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5-year-old boy during a tour of the newsroom: “What the hell, mommy?”

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 20, 2018 - 6:02pm

5-year-old boy during a tour of the newsroom: “What the hell, mommy?”

Reporter 1: “Huh. Writing about the patron saint of journalists?”Reporter 2:...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Reporter 1: “Huh. Writing about the patron saint of journalists?”

Reporter 2: “Who’s that? Oh, stupid question. Jack Daniels?”

Reporter to deskmate who just finished nuking some leftover fish in the newsroom breakroom:...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 20, 2018 - 12:30pm

Reporter to deskmate who just finished nuking some leftover fish in the newsroom breakroom: “That’s just wrong. It’s nasal terrorism.”

Editor 1: “A source just called saying they have a historic limousine previously owned by...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 20, 2018 - 10:22am

Editor 1: “A source just called saying they have a historic limousine previously owned by Donald Trump." 

Editor 2: "Better not turn a blacklight on in it.”

Reporter 1 doing live shot in dark corner of newsroom: “I’m more concerned with what...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 20, 2018 - 10:11am

Reporter 1 doing live shot in dark corner of newsroom: “I’m more concerned with what these sharp things are on the ground.”

Reporter 2: “Shattered Dreams.”

Editor: “Damn, I forgot to vote.”Reporter: “Crap, me too.”Editor:...

Overheard in the Newsroom - June 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Editor: “Damn, I forgot to vote.”

Reporter: “Crap, me too.”

Editor: “Didn’t you write the story about remembering to vote?”

Reporter: “Well … didn’t you proof it?”