Response to GOOD Magazine Layoffs
On June 1, 2012, Los Angeles-based GOOD magazine fired almost all of their editorial staff. Saddened and outraged journalists and media-watchers took to Twitter to respond to the mass layoff.
- Shortly after 5 pm (EST), Poynter broke the news that GOOD magazine was laying off most of its editors in favor of a "community-based publishing system."
- The departing journalists tweeted their feelings.
- — Cord Jefferson (@cordjefferson)Fri, Jun 01 2012 14:26:48A sanguine conclusion. Best year of my life. So much love for my brothers and sisters. Now, cervezas in the sunlight and big plans. Holla.
- — Wylie Overstreet (@overstweet)Fri, Jun 01 2012 14:39:54
- — Tim Fernholz (@TimFernholz)Fri, Jun 01 2012 15:01:32Thanks all for the love and headhunting. Peace to the edit team. Exciting new things TK. That's what creative destruction is all about.
- And they received an outpouring of support.
- — Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith)Fri, Jun 01 2012 18:32:37One last word on the @GOOD layoffs today: they've ensured that several other publications are about to get much better, and right quick.
- — holly kathryn (@hollykathryn)Fri, Jun 01 2012 20:31:02what i loved about @GOOD editors, & why i'll continue to follow them personally, is for how they distill & interpret—and that's invaluable.
- A common reaction to the news was resigned sadness.
- — Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery)Fri, Jun 01 2012 16:02:27
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