Newsroom nicknames of note

Newsrooms are known for their unusual characters and peculiar personalities, not unlike those on “The Office” in its glory years.

The most prominent of those journalists get colorful nicknames. Sometimes these monikers are used more often than the person’s actual name.

Here are my favorites from my years at two North Carolina newspapers, the News & Record in Greensboro and The News & Observer in Raleigh, as well as a few others contributed by people on Twitter:

  • Bricks
  • Scuz
  • Beast
  • Jelly
  • Flames
  • Toot
  • Juice
  • Copy Slut
  • Libel Girl
  • Gonzo
  • Midnight