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Published in Quill June/July 2007. Quill is published and copyright by the Society of Professional Journalists. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


One really cannot escape the reality: Newspaper and magazine industries are shrinking. Layoffs and buyouts are frequent occurrences. We see it in headlines, coast to coast. We hear from colleagues. Sometimes, we experience it ourselves. So, what if you are presented a pink slip? What are you to do? If the day comes and you are on the list to go, here are some "Rs" to help you through this time.