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Chicago Sun-Times may re-hire some photography staff

 
 

The Chicago Sun-Times looks like it may be partly reversing its actions from earlier this year, re-hiring some photographers. But it'll only be four of the once large photojournalism staff, with the remaining members receiving a one-time $2,000 payout.

According to the NPPA, a tentative contract settlement has been...

Are freelance photographers for the Chicago Sun-Times being paid as low as $65 per photo?

 
 

Less than a month ago, the Chicago Sun-Times sparked controversy when it laid off its entire photography staff and switched to using freelance photographers. Today Romenesko.com got its hands on a freelance-rates memo from Pioneer Press, which is the Sun-Times Media's chain of suburban newspapers, suggesting that...

Stephen Colbert mocks Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist firings (VIDEO)

 
 

Last week, the Chicago Sun-Times made national headlines for laying off its entire photography staff, and moving to relying on freelancers, while teaching its reporters "iPhone photography basics." All of which has made the newspaper a perfect target for America's favorite satirist, Stephen Colbert.

During last night's...

Chicago Sun-Times lays off entire photography staff

 
 

In what is, perhaps, another sign of the times for newspaper-based photojournalism, the Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, according to reports. Anywhere between 20-30 full-time photo staffers at the Sun-Times got the news about their termination this morning.

(There were scattered reports...