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'Five Things Journalists Never Want to Hear While on Assignment'

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Humorous and accurate.

  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    "Hey, call the office before you get too deep in that story. We, uh, need to see you back here pretty quickly. And bring your equipment."
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Of course, they forgot "We had another breaking story, can you keep it to 8 inches?"
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    "Make sure you file clean copy, because it makes it easier for Skippy The Volunteer to edit on deadline."
  5. valpo87

    valpo87 Guest

    Working on a story previewing Super Bowl viewing parties around the installation.Just moments ago, about ten minutes a source for an event put on the base recreation calendar (updated for public viewing daily) said "This event really isn't open to the public."
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    "We haven't read your story yet..."

    10 minutes before their deadline when I call in to ask if there were any questions.
  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    "Oh, write what you want to. We'll get it all in."

  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Report to HR at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    "We didn't have you on the budget. Thought you were off."
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Good one. I've heard that this week.
  11. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    "I forgot my photo card. This isn't going on A1, is it?"

    Not anymore, Mr. Photog
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    "Is there a way you can make that sound better? I don't think I've said that right, but you know what I mean?"
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