An alum from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism made a splash on the internet courtesy of her resignation letter. And by letter we mean video.
Marina Shifrin worked for Next Media Animation and resigned by making a dance video to Kanye West’s “Gone” that lasted almost two minutes. Indicating she sacrificed “relationships, time and energy for this job,” she proclaimed, “I QUIT!”
Tired of writing for clicks and disenchanted with the quality of journalism in general thanks to page views, Shifrin wrote on her YouTube page:
“I work for an awesome company that makes news videos. I have put my entire life into this job, but my boss only cares about quantity, how fast we write and how many views each video gets. I believe it’s more important to focus on the quality of the content. When you learn to improve this, the views will come. Here is a little video I made explaining my feelings.”