The Decimation Of The News Outlet Photography Department

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“Picture editors and photographers are some of the biggest newsroom casualties” of budget cuts, he said. “So when you have a story laced with subtleties, it becomes key to really work to have the latest visual content and representation of that story.”

Five years ago, the Sentinel had five photo editors and the Herald had six. Today, each paper has two.

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  1. I hear ya, I was on staff at an automotive magazine where we had seven staff photographers/editors at one time. As with many, budget cuts, layoffs and corporate mediocrity has killed many a pub. Sink, swim or float a new boat kids!