The aftermath of a bad decision

Not long ago, we, and just about every other blog, website and media outlet, reported on the firing of the entire photography staff by the Chicago Sun-Times, and that they were being replaced by reporters armed with iPhones.

My first comment was that the bar was being lowered… and that has proven to be true.

Here are the two front pages of Chicago’s leading newspapers, the Tribune and the Sun-Times following the Chicago Blackhawks’ recent Stanley Cup victory.

It’s pretty obvious that the Tribune has decided to not fire it’s photography staff. Lets hope they never do.


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13 Responses to The aftermath of a bad decision

  1. Steven Tryon says:

    The proof is in the pudding…

  2. RMW says:

    This would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad…

  3. As with so many business decisions made these days, quality is sacrificed for profits. The end result is not usually pleasant. Let’s hope more business’ choose higher quality and customer service over pocket linings.

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      Higher quality and value is what attracts customers, so you’re right Michael, it makes sense to offer higher quality – it usually pays for itself. Thanks, Ed

  4. Ipso Facto

    “Ipso facto is a Latin phrase, directly translated as “by the fact itself,”[1] which means that a certain phenomenon is a direct consequence, a resultant effect, of the action in question…”

    To add to what Steven said…the proof is INDEED in the pudding…

    Frank V.

  5. nutsfortreasure says:

    Love it!

  6. Clanmother says:

    Choices have consequences – what a difference.

  7. Rodney says:

    I can’t imagine why anyone would want to buy the Chicago Sun-Times now? I predict they will be out of business within a year if they continue this Shenanigan!

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