— WGA head Patric Verrone, on the writers strike
"Trying to get a story on the front page is so similar to getting a movie made."
— Kate Beckinsale, on her role as a reporter in "Nothing But the Truth"
"Denim including designer jeans is never appropriate for the workplace."
— New Daily News dress code, July 31
"After serious review, the proposed dress code has been dropped from consideration."
— DN Editor Carolina Garcia, Aug. 4
"It's an open secret in indie Hollywood that no one wants Manohla Dargis to review their movie, fearing that the outspoken critic will tear their film limb from limb."
— Patrick Goldstein blog
"In this business, it's all about collecting the right enemies."
— Journalist Marc Cooper, on running afoul of ex-Speaker Fabian Núñez
"Here in LA we have no Bob Woodward, no David Halberstam, heck, for all she annoys me with her compulsive narcissism, not even a Maureen Dowd."
— Sara Catania on the state of Los Angeles journalism
"The John & Ken Show is fundamentally fraudulent and makes professional wrestling seem credible in comparison."
— Ex-KFI colleague John Ziegler
"Be insulting, but be surprising."
— Instructions to Gawker bloggers
"When Hal Fishman died, so did the KTLA News."
— Fox 11 anchor Carlos Amezcua
"This is the worst day I've ever seen here at the paper and I'm sure Friday will be even worse."
— Daily News reporter Brent Hopkins, as layoffs are announced
"You are also the worst boss I ever have worked for, and with my long and varied career that puts you at the top of a very long list."
— Laid-off DN reporter Val Kuklenski to former editor Dave Butler
"Val: Thanks for your insulting and unprofessional note."
— Butler's reply
"I've had some tough days in the newspaper business and this is the toughest.The realities are that we are in difficult times and face hard choices."
— Daily Journal Editor Martin Berg, on the paper eliminating its copy desk
"The entire world should know that interns wrote some of our best cover stories."
— Alan Mittelstaedt, after being fired as an editor at CityBeat
"Nahai's offer to the Daily News was nothing more than a clever pre-emptive strike against another reporter he considered a bother."
— Daily News editorial admitting the paper got jobbed by DWP chief David Nahai
"Andres Martinez has filed a meritless and clearly frivolous lawsuit in a sad attempt to retaliate against Ms. Mullens, who earlier this year obtained a restraining order against him because of his unstable behavior, threats, and harassment."
— Statement by lawyer for Kelly Mullens
"Jim Bellows was the last great American newspaper editor...."
— Ron Kaye on Herald Examiner reunion
"Time and time again, Anat has dug into her beat and come back with tough, perceptive stories that shined a light for others to follow. We're going to miss her a lot around here. We wish her well in her new pursuits."
— Memo on reporter Anat Rubin leaving the Daily Journal
"Rewriting someone else's stories is one thing. Simply stealing them word for word is another."
— Lawrence Wilson, public editor of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, about Pasadena Now