Category Multimedia

A call to action for newspaper staffs

New rounds of layoffs, home delivery cutbacks and advertising losses remind us of the urgency we must have in changing the newspaper business. Many journalists are engaged in that change every day. Each day they find resistance from colleagues who either aren’t thinking about the future or don’t clearly see the options facing the industry. […]

The mystery behind the photo layoffs at the Chicago Sun-Times

A week after the Chicago Sun-Times mass layoff of its photo staff, I’m perplexed by two things. The first is the sense of outrage from sectors of the journalism community. The second is why the Sun-Times seemed to place so little value on still photography even before the layoffs. In the aftermath, I understand the […]