Journalists are good people. Remember the pizzas the Chicago Tribune sent to the Globe newsroom?
In the same vein, I received an email this morning from Marc Samson, founder of Pressfolios. (I have written so much about the digital portfolio site, I’m afraid you are going to start thinking I have stock in the company. Full disclosure: I don’t. They just email a lot.)
The news came down this morning that there are going to be hundred of Patch employees laid off in the coming weeks. That stinks. That also means there are going to be lots of really good journalists looking for work. Samson and his Pressfolio team wanted to spread the word that they’re offering their Pro version for free to any one affected by the slow demise of Patch.
You can contact them directly here to get all of your work archived in one place as you make your way into the job market.
It’s a sort of lemons into tangy lemonade type situation.
Got me thinking: we’ve all been there before. What are your first steps when the ax comes down?