It was a brutal 24 hours in journalism around the nation, and yet Eleanor Goldberg made a simple vow.
One of her Jan. 24 Twitter posts read: “While reporting today about federal workers who can’t afford tampons, I was laid off from HuffPost. If there’s anything I can say after 7 years, it’s that I will finish the story (Also if you’re looking to hire a reporter to cover poverty and inequality, I’m available).”
Indeed, supporters of a strong press want that, too – for journalists to stay on the story. It will be harder in light of continued layoffs. Fortunately, a number of organizations and individuals have stepped up to help their out-of-work colleagues. Multiple articles, events and webinars have touched on the issue. Here’s a sampling of resources for job-hunting journalists. Have any more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update the list.
“The Befores and Afters of a Layoff” panel discussion kicks off today, March 12 at 8:30 p.m., from allDigitocracy with Benét Wilson fielding questions. The speakers will share their own layoff experiences and how they rebounded. ONA NYC’s Surviving Journalism panel discussion featured three panelists, with one describing herself as “an expert on being laid off.” Poynter.org has a number of useful articles: So you got laid off. Now what?, An editor’s guide to creating an online portfolio, Advice for journalists who’ve lost their jobs from journalists who’ve lost their jobs and from the archives My web chat with Poynter about getting laid (off). Other
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