Chicago Sun-Times lays off its photo staff

June 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

"The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, and plans to use freelance photographers and reporters to shoot photos and video going forward, the newspaper said.

A total of 28 full-time staffers received the news Thursday morning at a meeting held at the Sun-Times offices in Chicago, according to sources familiar with the situation. The layoffs are effective immediately."

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-chicago-sun-times-photo-20130530,0,4361142.story

 

Given the fact that most people get their "news" fix online these days, I believe this is going to bite them in the end......literally.  It also rumored that reporters will start receiving “iPhone photography basics” training to start producing their own photos and videos.  Really.....iPhone....specifically? 

I only hope that this move doesn't encourage other news agencies to do the same, but I believe that it will be used as a case study.


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