The Chicago Sun-Times, facing ever declining revenues in an age of camera-equipped smartphones, camcorders, and bloggers and vloggers, held a meeting with its photography staff to announce they’ve been fired. And, according to AdAge, that means 20 people will lose their jobs, but including freelancers, the number comes to about 30 people.
The Chicago Sun-Times released this statement:
“The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news. We have made great progress in meeting this demand and are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements. The Chicago Sun-Times continues to evolve with our digitally savvy customers, and as a result, we have had to restructure the way we manage multimedia, including photography, across the network.”
The best answer is to buy a network of blogs and bloggers, but the old-media proves it’s, well, old-media, by not doing that.