first a cheer came up from the metro desk, then applause. that could mean a lot of things in this building that has seen too many retire early or accept buyouts.
today, fortunately, the applause were from joy AND respect, instead of just the latter. the Times had won the most coveted awards in journalism, the Pulitzer. The award winning journalists are Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart who won for their coverage of the wild fires.
After the applause, champagne bottles started popping. then more applause. then speeches. then applause, then more bottles (where were they all stashed?!) then more applause.
very nice to see in the same space where two weeks ago the newsroom frowned they were now beaming with cheers and hugs and handshakes. and now drinking!
More over at LA Now
update: the bubbly has arrived:
more: lovely speeches: