The latest series of layoffs in the newspaper industry had happened yesterday and the day before at the San Antonio Express-News. In the newsroom, 14 were cut. They ranged from writers to photographers. Here are more details.
At that time, those staffing the newspaper were not only kind but also helpful. They gave us tips on how to improve our skills. Also, they tipped us off about openings elsewhere.
Now, in my mission as a career coach I am gentle but realistic with writers struggling to make a living the old-fashioned way: through researching and putting together articles.
My recommendation is that they take an inventory of their skills, then experiment in marketing them in other lines of work.
What's obvious is the ongoing Reductions-in-force in the newspaper industry are increasing the glut of writers. That once noble profession has evolved, for too many, into a Dickensian workhouse.
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