Laid Off USA Today Editor to Ex-Bosses: ‘Good Luck Steering the Titanic’

Chris Gray Faust eviscerates paper in blog post.

Last Updated: December 4, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

Considering the amount of newspaper and magazine staffers who’ve been laid off this year, you’d think we’d see more of this.

In a farewell blog post on her last day, Chris Gray Faust, USA Today’s freshly pink-slipped travel editor, eviscerated the paper and its future:

"What bothers me the most is what my firing represented. See, I’ve been learning all the tricks that a modern multi-platform journalist is supposed to know. In the past 22 months, I’ve blogged, tweeted, shot photos and videos, and handled speaking engagements. I edited my section, managed my high-personality staff and then in my spare time, I wrote cover stories – something that very few other editors at USA TODAY do. I hustled and I cajoled and I ended up out on my ass anyway."

Faust, however, buried the lede, as they say:

"So to the managers who made this decision, in less than 140 characters I tell you: Good luck steering the Titanic. And thanks for the head start. Now I’m really going to run."

Read her whole post here.