Recently Pioneer Press (which is owned by the Chicago Sun-Times) told editors and writers that it would changing their roles with the paper, which would impact compensation. The changes must have been pretty dramatic, because several editors and writers quit.
Journalism is one of the most challenged industries today. The industry seems to shrink and shed jobs by the day. Some of these journalists had been with the organization since the 1980s. Their decision to quit says something about what their employer was offering.
I’ve said before that I don’t recommend quitting a job until you’ve found something to tide you over. However, there are times when the “offer” is an insult. These journalists made a bold decision. They felt exploited and would not accept a wage that was beneath their skills and contribution. Best of luck to them.