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.
The proof is in the pudding…
This would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad…
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.
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
“Ipso facto is a Latin phrase, directly translated as “by the fact itself,” 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…
Well said Frank. Thanks, Ed
Choices have consequences – what a difference.
Maybe this will cast a new light on their decision and they’ll rethink it. Maybe. Ed
I’m following this very closely. Saving money doesn’t always mean money will be saved. 🙂
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!
If bought, I think the first thing a new owner would do is reinstate the photo team. But that’s just me. Thanks Rodney, Ed