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    More unemployed photographers


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    And way too rapidly. I guess with so many submitting their Iphone pics etc it will be a growing thing but sad for the pros. Our local newspaper still employs 2 full time photographers but also publishes photos from freelancers.
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    we had about 30 on staff at the Guardian in the late 90s. I think it's more like 5 these days.
    It's a bold move by Chicago Sun but who needs John H White when you're only showing Grumpy Cat videos?
    It's interesting that they laid off the editors as well. Who's proofing the iphone images from the reporters? The janitor?
    I'm sure the reporters appreciate the extra workload. How long before they're replaced by bloggers who were never at the scene?

    the Sun must be in very financial dire straits to make such a decision.

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    It is just a sign of the times - the world is changing, and not just in the photography field. People need to be retrained and redeployed in developing employment opportunities. No matter, when you lose your job it can be very disheartening, so I do feel for these people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny6teen View Post
    It's interesting that they laid off the editors as well. Who's proofing the iphone images from the reporters? The janitor?

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    Many a true word spoken in jest?

    It reminds me of what is going on here with people being made redundant and having to spend time handing over to their Indian replacements (who in turn have been flown here & back from India for the hand overs)
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    Anyone viewing this thread ---- hands up honestly if you have ever sent an image to a news service for free -----
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    Anyone viewing this thread ---- hands up honestly if you have ever sent an image to a news service for free -----
    I have a number of times otherwise our local clubs get no publicity at all as the local papers wont pay. The papers own sports editor can only attend 1 event at a time and she only shoots in full auto mode with the papers entry level camera and kit lenses. I shoot local football and motorsport events and cover some of my costs selling photos to the competitors I also submit articles to magazines and until I did that sport had virtually zero coverage. I don't like it but if I don't accept it the sport misses out completely.
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