An interesting story in the Columbia Journalism Review asked those who were layed off from the newsroom at the Dallas Morning News if they were better off for it. Some interesting perspectives. According to writers Craig Flournoy & Tracy Everbach, “We surveyed almost half of the two hundred who left the Morning News as well as dozens who stayed, and the findings are surprising. Whether they jumped or were pushed, most of those who left are more satisfied today than before they left. More than half managed to stay in journalism.
“Those who remain, meanwhile, say the mood is uncertain at best. Circulation is in freefall. Readers increasingly are dissatisfied. Turnover disrupts stability. Many older staff members were pushed out in the layoffs; now some of the younger ones are leaving on their own.”