A Romenesko reader writes:
I just got laid off from my first reporting job, and I have three weeks left at work. What’s the protocol for letting my regular sources know? A big part of my job is city council — should I stand before the council and let them know, or tell people individually? I’m not sure the newspaper wants me to publicize what dire straits it’s in, but I feel I should tell people I’ve built relationships with why I’m leaving this job.
What has other people’s experience been? I plan to keep applying and plugging away at whatever shred of a journalism career I can muster, so I want to leave on good terms.
Any suggestions for this reporter?