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Chicago Paper Lays Off Entire Photography Staff

by Jerry Bader

This is to incomplete to make entire sense to me. There is no question that as newspaper companies attempt to transition to an online existence they're morphing from a still photography medium to a video one, complete with TV looking reports. What I'm confused about here is this; who is going to  shoot all this video? Their rationale seems sound enough; in the new media we need videographers and not photographers. Can't the latter be trained to be the former? And if not are you going to hire to replace them or have reporters use videophones and one poster disparagingly suggested?

But it seems clear the Sun-Times is preparing for life after print.