What Happens When You Lay Off Your Paper’s Entire Photo Staff

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The Chicago Sun-Times’ real dud of a Wednesday front page seems to be the clearest evidence yet that the impact of the paper’s decision to lay off all its photojournalists is, well, pretty plain to see.

On Wednesday, Chicago Tribune photojournalist Brian Cassella tweeted an image that placed side by side the front page covers of both the Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times from earlier that day, after the Blackhawks schlepped their newly-won Stanley Cup around town deep into the previous night.

The comparison was also featured by SunTimes/Dark Times, a Tumblr blog “intended to curate the visual news coverage of the Sun-Times, and how it compares to other local publications.”

By Thursday, the tale of two covers was trending on Reddit’s Chicago sub-reddit and the story was picked up by the PetaPixel photography blogas well as the Chicago Business Journal.

Read more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/sun-times-tribune-stanley-cup-covers_n_3512090.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago

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