Two years ago I started a document on my computer that I called “Things I wish people knew about journalists.” I added to it from time to time – mostly when I had discussions with people about how the Times Citizen newsroom operates, or when I was frustrated about a reader’s criticism of my work.

It included things like, “We dislike reporting on upsetting news as much as you dislike reading it,” and, “We work hard to try to avoid making mistakes.” The list fell by the wayside last year, but if I was still updating it I think I would add “We’re tired.”

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