‘It was time for me to go,’ says laid-off journalist

— Michelle Johnson (video screengrab)

Michelle Johnson made a farewell video after being laid off this week from Warren Buffett’s Winston-Salem Journal. She writes in her intro on vimeo.com:

After 12 years, six job titles, five desks, two phone extensions and one system logon name, it was time for me to go.

I’m incredibly grateful to a place that gave me a home and a paycheck when I needed it most, and to a group of people who 1) loved me in spite of my considerable flaws, and 2) provided me infinite opportunities to become a better journalist and a better person.

In moments such as these, all I know to do is make something. So, my beloveds, this is for you.

* Goodbye, Newsroom (vimeo.com)