Doug Mitchell: “sticking with what I believe in” and busier than ever

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In a column for journalists seeking employment, pubradio producer and journalism trainer Doug Mitchell says he was lucky to have been “booted” from NPR during lay-offs this year. He’s now working on three different projects, including a forthcoming Living on Earth podcast, and continues to work with new talent. After 21+ years at NPR, the hardest part of being laid off was “feeling like my work didn’t matter to the new leadership of NPR because it didn’t generate revenue or didn’t meet the plus side of whatever cost-benefit analysis was used,” Mitchell said. “Sticking with what I believe in has proven to be a great salvation.”