AMITIAE - Thursday 28 June 2013

Cassandra: Sack Your Photographers - Here is the Result

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By Graham K. Rogers


At the beginning of this month, I commented on the decision by the Chicago Sun-Times to sack its entire photographic staff- including a Pulitzer Prize winner and instead to replace them with reporters toting iPhones.

I think the iPhone is a quite useful photographic device, but it does have limits, and if you want good photography you need a good camera. And a good photographer: not a reporter who has to write and juggle an iPhone.

A blog with the name of SunTimes/DarkTimes has a comparison of two front pages today: one from the Chicago Sun-Times and the other from the Chicago Tribune. Both report on the same event: The Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup.

The images speak for themselves.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.



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