We’ve had to make some big and difficult decisions, perhaps the biggest and most difficult of which involved letting several members of our editorial team go last Friday. These were great people who contributed a lot to GOOD. We wish them the best and expect that they will do great things.
GOOD has always been a work in progress, and even as creating and spreading awesome content by amazing people will continue to be a critical part of what we do, this was a step we felt was important to take as we pursue a refined strategy to inform, connect, and empower the community of people who give a damn.
“Refined strategy” sounds like corporate-speak for cutting back. A number of really awesome employees got laid off in a really lame way last week, getting pushed out a day after a party in honor of the magazine’s latest issue.