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#835174 - 06/01/13 03:24 PM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: chrisolson]  
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As of now at the Sun-Times, that is pretty much the case it seems. Save for the photos they get from the AP or freelance photojournalists.


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#835198 - 06/01/13 08:33 PM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: RoadWolf]  
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It seems like a death-spiral, in any event. They had to fire their photographers because their business wasn't doing well, and now with worse quality, they expect it to do better?


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#835216 - 06/01/13 10:58 PM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: RoadWolf]  
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When's the last time you bought a newspaper for the pictures?


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#835238 - 06/02/13 12:29 AM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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I buy publications on compelling stories and photos/graphics. As do most people.


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#835409 - 06/03/13 04:45 AM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted By: John Ranalletta
When's the last time you bought a newspaper for the pictures?


C.S.T. is simply following a trend, and that is: a printed news publication is a dieing form of news delivery.

I have subscribed to new paper delivery for ever.

They kept raising the price of the subscription and their news was a day late.
Wasted paper, often ends up in the trash, I recycle it but way to many people never even use the recycling bins for anything.
I loved paging through the paper, but now it is all advertizements and freken' stickers covering up printed material. You have to pull off the sticker to be able to read what is under it. When I canceled they wanted me to purchase the online version of the newspaper, NO thanks.
Now I read Google for world and domestic news,
and tune my TV to a 24 hour local news channel to see what is going around in town/state.
This provides more than enough news.

#835421 - 06/03/13 11:07 AM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: RoadWolf]  
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The WSJ sure wasn't improved when it adopted the USA Today kinder garden reader format. Seems most of the photos in weeklies like Economist, et al are from stock.


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#835435 - 06/03/13 12:25 PM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted By: John Ranalletta
When's the last time you bought a newspaper for the pictures?


Fair enough. But I think the impact of the photographs isn't realized until some time has gone by.

My sister has a book, "100 years of AP Press Photos" (or something like that). Per the title, the book is filled with amazing and iconic photographs that are remembered long after the exact wording of the original news article has been forgotten.

#835440 - 06/03/13 01:00 PM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted By: John Ranalletta
The WSJ sure wasn't improved when it adopted the USA Today kinder garden reader format. Seems most of the photos in weeklies like Economist, et al are from stock.


Point one... we are talking the WSJ here... nuff said.

Point two... both newspapers and those magazines use AP and other news sources (Reuters, etc.) PLUS their own stringers and staff photographers. They may use Getty and higher price point stock photos, but sparingly.


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#835442 - 06/03/13 01:10 PM Re: Chicago Sun-Times fires it's photographers [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Are newspapers publishing fewer photos? Or do they just use stringers and the news services instead of keeping photographers on staff? Now that everyone with a smart phone automatically has a camera with them, I would think that pictures are floating out there for every news-worthy event out there and the takers would be flattered to see them in print in a newspaper. Hard to demand a salary for what others are donating for fee.

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