September is Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month. As these quotes from overheardinthenewsroom.com prove, we need all the sympathy we can get.
First editor: "They just sent in a correction on the obit."
Second editor: "Is she still dead?"
Editor to reporter writing political trend story: "We’d better move it today. It might not be true tomorrow."
City editor assuring a reporter:
"It might get you arrested, but it won’t get you fired."
Metro editor, commenting on parade floats made out of newspapers:
"Can’t do that with the Internet."