Video portrait of someone else's unemployment: newspaper reporters.
Here's the problem with the closing of a company that employs a whole lot of journalists: the world now has a bunch of people, who are used to reporting on everything, with nothing to report on. So what do they do? They report on each other.
My Facebook feed is full of photos, posts and videos by the reporters and photographers of the Ann Arbor News about the other reporters and photographers of the Ann Arbor News. It may be the best documented company closing in history.
And I am no exception.
Wednesday evening I called my friend, Dave Gershman, (newly) formerly of the Ann Arbor News. I could hear another of our (newly) former colleagues, Tom Gantert, in the background.
Gantert (in the background): Rah!Mah!Mah! Me: Where are you? Gersh: In the Ann Arbor News parking lot. Me: Seriously? Gantert (still in the background): Raaaaah! I'm a manimal! Is that Jordan? Jordan! Me: Don't leave. I'll be there in five minutes.
Here is what I got.