Praying for copy editors?
Editor & Publisher's Joe Strupp is writing tidbits from the American Society of News Editors convention. Here's one entry:
With all that bad luck at recent conventions -- and with newsrooms seemingly under attack from all said -- did conference planners think editors needed some spiritual help? The possible message wasn't lost on ASNE members when a gospel group was chosen to entertain them during the opening of this year’s convention Tuesday. E’ Marcus Harper and Friends, donning hip-hop attire over their traditional choir robes, belted out “Stand” and “Yes We Can” for the newsroom leaders.
“There’s a great vibe in the room,” Harper declared as the music flowed behind him. “We know it’s not easy to do what you do. We want to sing a song for you when you don’t feel appreciated.”
There is no truth to the rumor that some editors got on their knees and prayed for more copy editors.