Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wow, Sun-Times Lays Off ALL Its Photographers

 Free markets at work. I could not imagine this occurring in a government run newspaper operation. Gawker reports:
In a statement, the Sun-Times said the layoffs were due to a new focus "on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements." The wife of one of the laid-off photographers claimed on Twitter that this means Sun-Times reporters are being asked to use their smartphones to get pictures, while the Tribune reports that the paper will use only freelance photographers from now on. The whole truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, as more professional newsmakers are forced to confront the question of whether simply owning an iPhone and some hip filters can turn anyone into a decent photographer.


  1. The government-imposed overhead on employees probably played a part...

  2. There was a time when a "computer" was a person's job title.