July 1, 2019

Since learning that most of the staff would get laid off when The New Orleans Advocate bought and absorbed The Times-Picayune, journalists there have been sharing memories, layoff anxieties and love for their newsroom and city on social media. (Poynter reported Monday that of the 65 in the newsroom, 10 were moving to The Advocate.)

On Twitter, they looked back:

They cheered each other on:

They kept working:

They maintained some gallows humor:

They sought and got comfort in all the appropriate places:

They heard from their community:

When it was finally over, those who’d found other work in local news got back to it. Here are just a few:

And a lot of them shared one final message:


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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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