The End of Photojournalism?

I’ve been saying it for years –  Photojournalism is dead! The perfect storm: easy video and digital capture, an acceptance on the part of the public to settle for less, unrealistic and unprecedented restrictions on photographers, and ever-tightening budgets… are all combining to end newspaper photojournalism as we have known it. Exhibit A, below.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-chicago-sun-times-photo-20130530,0,4361142.story

5 Responses

  1. Robert Van Degna

    Most newspapers will be gone in 10 years. I hope the NYT survives digitally. The end of photographers on staff may lead to more creativity as the competition will be more intense. No more waiting for someone to assign a shoot to you. On the other hand, it may be harder to make a living at shooting the everyday photo.

  2. yes this is really sad. it has been happening all over the world for quite some time now. news is hard when noone is willing to pay for it. how many buy one or several newspapers each day nowadays? I think it might be toughest for the local papers…

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