Losing your job can be devastating. But we, your colleagues at The Chronicle, hope to make it a little less devastating.
The goal of this blog is to share information that will help your transition. For those who lost their job, you might want to provide your contact info so we can reach you (either by posting a comment or sending us an e-mail). This also could be the place for you to ask for help, be it on a personal or professional level.
For those still at The Chronicle, maybe there's something you want to offer, be it job leads, career resources, or simply a friendly voice.
For starters, we in multimedia want to offer you whatever help we can. If you plan to seek a job in journalism, chances are that you're going to be asked about your multimedia expertise. Whether you're a veteran multimedia journalist or someone who still isn't clear on what a podcast is, please feel free to contact us by email or cell. Think of us as your multimedia consultants (minus, of course, any fee).
But this blog isn't just about multimedia. As we get more organized, we'll make sure that the right people (from various departments) are running this blog in the way that's most beneficial to you.
Also, please note the tone of this blog, which is to support one another. No doubt there are plenty of people who are angry about this situation -- we ask that you choose another venue to express those feelings. Thanks in advance.
And on that note, expect a really useful post coming soon listing some links to journalism job sites. (We'll post permanent links in a separate column a little later.)
UPDATE: More colleagues to call on -- Dan Jung, photo editor and producer of audio slideshows and 360-degree views, has also offered his help for those wanting advice in his areas of expertise. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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