How publishers should deal with mass layoffs

Mass layoffs are bad for everyone involved, but they’re a reality most publishers have to be prepared to deal with, Lucia Moses writes. Taking a look at recent layoffs at Mashable, IBT Media and Yahoo, Moses rounds up some of the best ways to handle layoffs and move forward, including why companies should embrace social media instead of running away from it, the best times to communicate layoffs to staff, and how to explain the changes to remaining staff.