Penn State Student Copy Editor: “We Have a Right to Be Bitchy”

Allison Jackovitz wants to clarify something about student copy editors.

While seated recently at a newsroom workstation– sporting a winter cap, sweater, and scarf– the copy desk chief for The Daily Collegian at Penn State University teetered wonderfully between sarcasm and self-righteousness.  “I think copy desk is a lot of times seen as maybe the bitchy girls in the corner,” said Jackovitz.  “We are the ones always complaining about fact checks and things coming in on time.  But we’re also the ones that are here until really late at night when everyone else gets to go to the bars, so I think that we have a right to be bitchy.”

The memorable sentiment is the opener to a fantastic 57-second video by Laura Ingeno posted last week on the Collegian‘s homepage.  Its apparent aim: giving readers a glimpse at the paper’s news production process.  Click here or on the screenshot below to check it out.

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