Fighting to Hear Bad News At BW

Heather Green

I got into my hotel late last night, only to discover that my only Internet option was dialup. So I fought through that to get to my email and find out what's happening in the office--and learn about the layoffs at BW. I knew there was supposed to be a staff meeting yesterday, but there were only rumors that this was about layoffs.

I expected journalism to be hard when I picked this craft. Despite what many people think, you don't go into journalism for the money or glamour. There is very little of that around, besides in TV, frankly. But I could never have expected these kind of wrenching difficulties, living through the reshaping of this craft.

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