Sun staff predicts the Ravens-Jets game

Gore Vidal

Fauna of the newsroom; a Throwback Thursday feature

The “Throwback Thursday” convention is such a convenient gimmick for repurposing and recycling material that it would be a shame not to take advantange of it. Some time back I put together a little classification of the types of copy editors in a post, “Linnaeus on the copy desk.” Subsequently I wrote posts about the types of writers and bosses. And today, for the benefit of those of you who have frequented these premises only recently, here are all three.



A partial catalogue of the denizens of the copy desk.

The Pouncer

The Pouncer takes his motto from Gore Vidal:...