— John Horton, former columnist for The Plain Dealer, to Poynter, before adding, “I miss the daily challenge that you had, the feeling that you were doing something larger that made a big difference, fighting that fight every day. I think journalism is one of the few jobs that really has that aspect to it.” How mass layoffs in 2013 changed the lives of former Plain Dealer staffers.
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The Daily Planet laid me off today. My editor Perry sauntered over to my cube, dropped his bristly knuckles on my desk and said, “Clark, can I have a word?” Normally, this would be followed by a refresher on our sexual harassment policy and a certain “Little Lady” at the city desk. See how I did that? That’s my code for Lois Lane. I gotta million of them. Like “Jerk Off” for Jimmy Olsen, who tried to say something witty about me being canned that came out totally creepy instead….