OH in the Newsroom: Gimme, gimme, gimme

Okay, that’s not exactly true. At least not verbatim. What is true is that people contact the newsroom multiple times throughout the day to publicize their events—for free. We accommodate as many as we can as long as they fall within our guidelines—generally community or charitable events, like church spaghetti dinners or the local band’s…

OH in the newsroom: Where’s my stapler?

It’s been a busy, busy December for the staff at the news organization where I spend my business hours. We’ve just moved from a massive, three-story, three-building industrial campus to a modern office space designed for a fluid, mobile workforce. After weeks and weeks of packing and hauling and trashing/recycling/Goodwill-ing the mountains of “stuff” accumulated…

OH in the Newsroom: Leah’s a food snob

By Leah St. James It hurt a little to hear one of my colleagues say that about me. Because I am NOT a food snob. I’m not! I’ll eat packaged, repurposed, fresh, stale, food that’s  been left out overnight – you name it. Except for seafood. I don’t like seafood in any shape or form.…

OH in the newsroom: Ca-caaaaaaaaaw!

The call was loud. It was high pitched. It was definitely human but sounded more animal. It was the features editor, standing near one of the reporters on her team. I was on the phone, but as soon as I could, I wandered over to two and said, “You know, you just made my ‘Overheard…