Apple’s iPhone is killing off newspaper photographers

BGR: Smartphones have been forecast to undercut newspaper photography professionals for years. Still, the Chicago Sun-Times’ decision to eliminate all of its full-time photography staff came as a surprise.
This is one of the oldest continuously published newspapers in the United States, established in 1844. Its paid circulation of 260,000 in 2012 makes it one of the biggest newspapers in the country. Laying off 28 photography professionals is a drastic move.
In a leaked memo, the Sun-Times’ managing editor mentions “iPhone photography basics” as one of the mandatory training session for journalists.

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In2iti0n2150d ago

One of the dumbest business decisions ever made. No phone camera will be able to compete with a dedicated DSLR camera. Guess they're not really going for quality...

ThePundit2150d ago

The priority is to be at the right place at the right time.

There is a greater chance for someone with a mobile to be present rather than someone with a DSLR.

In2iti0n2150d ago

Sure, but laying off professional photographers? There's just so much that can be done with an iPhone. DSLR can capture moments like nothing else. I think it is important to have that too, instead of only being there and taking muggy shots.