What Reporters Should Do Before and After a Layoff

Kavitha Cardoza speaks to several experts about how reporters can best prepare before and after layoffs occur. Get tips and resources! 

(EWA Radio Episode 300)

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If you’re a journalist who was laid off (or is concerned about your job after recent cuts at Gannett and Bustle Digital Group), what should you do?  Get advice from our EWA Radio episode, and review the resources below.

Public Editor Kavitha Cardoza spoke to several experts about how reporters can best prepare before and after layoffs occur. The experts also provided tips for networking, freelancing and ways to practice self-care.

Contributors to the discussion included Rachel Cohen, a senior policy reporter at Vox Media; Theola DeBose, the founder of JSKILLS; Kathy Lu, the diversity, inclusion and leadership trainer at Poynter Institute; and Naseem Miller, the senior health editor at The Journalist’s Resource.

Resources for Journalists

Music credit: I Hope You Know by Ketsa; Sedative by Anemoia; Clarity by Makaih Beats and Things That Connect Us by Independent Music Licensing Collective (IMLC) from Free Music Archive.

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