Ann Friedman is certainly not one to cry in her breakfast cereal. Since being deposed from GOOD magazine earlier this year along with a great many others, she has quickly moved on to a Columbia Journalism Review weekly column and much more.

In an interview with NYC-based policymic.com, she hints at one of the reasons for her quick bounce-back abilities. We agree entirely with the gist of this approach, and love the name even more:

Friedman is a passionate advocate of “horizontal loyalty,” a start-up/journalistic credo “about believing and investing in your friends.” She advises young writers, “Retweet each other. Connect each other. Collaborate on a short-lived but hilarious Tumblr, or apply for a reporting grant together, or put together a panel. Make awesome stuff now. Don’t wait your turn.”

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