Loop 21: How did you react? Did they try to explain how they arrived to the decision?
Khristopher Brooks: I was at a loss for words, at that point. I was like, "I’m sorry, I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to do this." And then I asked them if I could take it down and he was like, "It’s out of our hands."
[Updated at 10:25 a.m. ET April 13.] Writing yesterday for The Huffington Post, Brooks says soon after he lost his Gannett job: "Suddenly I had a handful of e-mails. Job offers. All across the country, from as near as Connecticut, out to Iowa and even more pouring in today."
His Huffington post has already been liked on Facebook more than 900 times.
Showing he's smart about social media, Brooks also has created a #HireKhrisBrooks hashtag on Twitter.