Report: Laid-off Journalists Thrive

In 2004 and 2006, the Dallas Morning News laid off more than 200 journalists. “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.”