After putting two decades into journalism, it was hard for Steven Jones to walk away from newspapers. But the former editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian found himself out of a job in October after the paper was abruptly closed by its parent company, which cited financial troubles.
In the aftermath, the staff kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to produce one last issue, which was published in January. Shortly after, Jones landed a job doing media outreach at the Center for Biological Diversity. And once Jones was back on his feet, he began a new foray into journalism.