"In our industry right now, journalists get laid off. Newsrooms shut down. Publications fold. But what happened to most of Thunderdome’s people is different from other stories we’ve told one year later for a few reasons. To start, most of Thunderdome’s staff lived and worked in a media-rich city and the end of Thunderdome was a quite public. Also, they all lost their jobs, not just some staff or even a whole department. The nature of the work they did — adapting quickly, testing, learning, failing and starting again, meant a lot of them were both attractive to other news organizations and that they knew how to pivot and keep moving. And for many of them, the shaky state of the journalism industry is their normal. They’ve been laid off before."
1 year after Project Thunderdome closed, most former staff have great jobs incl. @storyful lucky to get @mjenkins http://t.co/koPJ8ioxsP
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