"Like Being Shot in the Face" or "I'm Glad I'm Out": Journalists' Experiences of Job Loss in the Australian Media Industry 2012-2014
Matthew Ricketson, Andrew Dodd, Lawrie Zion, Monika Winarnita
Journalism Studies | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2020
The Australian news media industry has recently experienced a dramatic contraction, resulting in the loss of an estimated 3000 journalism positions since 2011. But what does the process of being laid oﬀ (more commonly understood as “redundancy” in Australia) actually mean for those aﬀected? Drawing on a survey of more than 200 journalists who left what were mostly long-term jobs in large newsrooms between 2012 and 2014, this paper examines how respondents conceptualised their redundancy experiences in response to an open-ended question that was part of a 2014 survey. As well as assessing the often complex and sometimes visceral responses in terms of whether they were positive, mixed or negat..View full abstract
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The authors received funding from the Australian Research Council for Linkage Project 140100341 to conduct the research on which this article is based.