Chicago Sun Times Fires All Its Photographers To Replace Them With iPhones
In a shocking sign of things to come one of the nation's major newspapers has fired its entire photojournalism department and replaced them with reporter's iPhones.
An internal memo reads:
The Chicago Sun-Times is training its journalists in iPhone camera work to replace its staff photographers, who were all laid off last week.
The training commences on Friday and will include “iPhone photography basics”, as well as capturing and editing video on iOS, and uploading it to the appropriate social sites, according to a staff memo leaked by Sun-Times stalwart Robert Feder:
In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be working with all editorial employees to train and outfit you as much as possible to produce the content we need.
These sessions will be mandatory and will concentrate on several areas:
iPhone photography basics
Video and basic editing
Transmission and social media
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