Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Four of Twenty Nine Chicago Sun-Times Photogs Return to Work - But Is It Really Good News?

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Last summer, I posted about the Chicago Sun-Times laying off all of their staff photographers, including the legendary John White. Well, apparently they've hired four of them back.
 
(Click Here) to read my post from last summer.
 
While this sounds like great news, the details in a post on diyphotography.net tells that the rehiring was really due to union contract negotiations, rather than necessarily being related to their need for professional photographers. It also says that in their rehired positions, they'll need to be "multimedia," with significant focus on videography.
 
(Click Here) to read about it on diyphotography.net
 
Well, I hope it's good news for these four photographers; it doesn't really sound like great news for the photojournalism trade.
 
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