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“You can start a story with a quote twice in your career. Once when you’re an intern, again if the Pope ever says fuck”
Which then led me to take a look at their site to enjoy to enjoy gems such as:
Web editor to news editor: “Just because you’re necessary doesn’t mean you’re important.”or this:
Reporter stymied by having to keep off-record comments off the record: “Having ethics sucks sometimes.”I'm now following OHnewsroom on Twitter.
I was trying to remember sayings from colleagues during my career but I couldn't come up with anything pithy and memorable. All I remember was the time I introduced myself to a particularly grizzled, chain-smoking sub on my first day at one publication :
Me: HelloOh, and there was that time when the editor on that publication offered me the opportunity to go on a permanent contract plus for a £3k reduction in salary at the same time that the paper was about to move from central London to Slough.
Sub: So, which paper have you come from, cunt?
Got any pearls of wisdom from journalists you've worked with?