I don’t know about you, but my morning media diet has been rather unsatisfactory: my favorite call-in news program is an edited compilation of repeats and the only, truly urgent item in my inbox is a marketing email from a retailer, reminding me of a looming midnight deadline to receive up to 40% off of select sale items. It seems that no matter your personal preference or tradition, you are destined to slow news days and Best of Slideshows until the proverbial “after the holidays.”
Some of you are actually working, in empty newsrooms:
— Irwin Goldberg PJ (@pjdiged) December 26, 2013
And taking advantage of leftover ‘pity food’ from the higher ups:
I guess I should have asked Santa for co-workers this Christmas … boy is this newsroom empty. But there are lots of cookies.
— Jane Burns (@jrburns) December 26, 2013
Or being nice to each other, in solidarity, for a change:
— Rachel Manning (@rachelmanning3) December 26, 2013
What makes it worse is that even if you wanted to report on a story — other than Christmas parades or a human interest holiday tale — your sources are out of the office, too.
Until then, here’s to compiling countdowns for New Year’s:
Christmas is over, and a New Year is almost here. If you’ve got any resolutions you’d like to share, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Ruston Daily Leader (@RustonLeader) December 26, 2013
And hating ourselves for reading list like this:
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) December 26, 2013
How are you coping with the slow news week and empty newsroom? What are you working on this week? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @10000Words.