Resources for laid off journalists

March 12, 2019
Category: Business & Work

It was a brutal 24 hours in journalism around the nation, and yet Eleanor Goldberg made a simple vow.

One of her Jan. 24 Twitter posts read: “While reporting today about federal workers who can’t afford tampons, I was laid off from HuffPost. If there’s anything I can say after 7 years, it’s that I will finish the story (Also if you’re looking to hire a reporter to cover poverty and inequality, I’m available).”

Indeed, supporters of a strong press want that, too – for journalists to stay on the story.  It will be harder in light of continued layoffs. Fortunately, a number of organizations and individuals have stepped up to help their out-of-work colleagues. Multiple articles, events and webinars have touched on the issue. Here’s a sampling of resources for job-hunting journalists. Have any more? Email us at news@poynter.org and we’ll update the list.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Christina Carrega. We regret the error.

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