Monday, March 23, 2009

Florida Journalist Loses Job, But Lands On His Feet; Sees Cloudy Future For Newspapers

Fortunately, (Paul Swider) had varied work experience. He said he wasn't sure how someone who had only worked at newspapers for 20 years might have handled it. But in addition to journalism, he also had experience in marketing, government relations and public relations.

"So when I got laid off I had some concept of where to turn, someone who has been at a newspaper for 20 years doesn't know where to turn," Swider said.

Coincidentally, one of his neighbors was starting a technology business and hired him as a consultant for about six months. And at around that same time he was also contacted about another job, although it would be several months before he was hired.

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