Nick Madigan was axed as a reporter for Sam Zell's shrinking Baltimore Sun. Then several co-workers with safer safety nets volunteered to leave instead. Madigan stays. He used to do the weekly "Minding the Media" commentary on KCRW and reported for the New York Times L.A. bureau, Variety and Santa Monica Outlook. The blog post about the Sun provides some telling glimpses of the things that expiring journalists are deciding to do with their lives.
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