Friday, June 21, 2013

News Items: Chicago Sun-Times cuts entire photography staff.

Yet Another Blow To American Journalism

June 12, 2013 By Kellia Ramares-Watson

Again the Profit Motive Prefers Cheap Over Craft

News Items: Chicago Sun-Times cuts entire photography staff. While the company, which has been trying to revive its profits, still will hire professional freelance photographers for coverage, it will increasingly rely on reporters to take photos and video to accompany their stories.

Chicago Sun-Times will train reporters on ‘iPhone photography basics’ … a memo from Editor Craig Newman: “In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be working with all editorial employees to train and outfit you as much as possible to produce the content we need.”

There are two major groups of repercussions to the Chicago story: What this means for journalism, especially photojournalism itself, and what this move says about the economy as a whole.

- See more at: http://www.leftistreview.com/2013/06/12/yet-another-blow-to-american-journalism/kelliaramares/?goback=%2Egde_79756_member_250218951#sthash.iHkOhQA4.dpuf ...

http://www.leftistreview.com/2013/06/12/yet-another-blow-to-american-journalism/kelliaramares/?goback=%2Egde_79756_member_250218951
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