CNN political reporter Lisa Desjardins was laid off over this past Labor Day weekend: not remarkable in itself because she’s just one of 300 that will be gone from the network by the end of this month. What was remarkable was how she departed, and why she landed on her feet so quickly.


Dan Kennedy is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.

Tom Fiedler is the dean of Boston University's College of Communications.