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Chicago newspaper front page comparison shows what happens when you fire photographers

 
 

Earlier this year, the Chicago Sun-Times moved to lay off its entire photography staff, instead aiming to arm journalists with iPhones, and pay freelancers a miserly rate. This naturally earned them a widespread drubbing from the rest of the media. But a comparison of today's front page from the Chicago Sun-Times and the...

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...