Over the past few weeks, we’ve written about two Occupy protesters who were fired — and the reignited debate over journalists and sharing opinions. Well, not all journalist-Occupy sympathizers had to be shown the door – some made the decision to leave themselves.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve written about two Occupy protesters who were fired — and the reignited debate over journalists and sharing opinions. Well, not all journalist-Occupy sympathizers had to be shown the door – some made the decision to leave themselves.

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Natasha Lennard was a freelancer with The New York Times covering the Occupy Wall Street protests. After publicly praising the “experimental nature” of the Occupy protests in a panel, the Times’ declared it would no longer use her to cover the protests. But Lennard says she’d already made the decision to quit the mainstream press days before the panel – and knew her comments would only cement that decision. She writes on Salon: “I agree with every pundit who argues that I have no place in the mainstream media.” Check out the full story for her account, and the decision to leave mainstream media for good.