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Photojournalism in the Comics

Check out today’s WhattheDuck strip. Unfortunately, there’s some likelihood that at least a few newspapers will do just what he’s sarcastically suggesting.

5 Comments on “Photojournalism in the Comics”

  1. #1 Craig McGinty
    on Jan 16th, 2007 at 7:20 am

    One of the UK’s leading regional newspapers did very similar. The Manchester Evening News now relies on just freelance photographers, there are no in-house staffers! Maybe that’s why I saw a standalone picture of a Bulgarian dancer in the paper a couple of days ago with no reference to Manchester whatsoever.

  2. #2 Dan Gillmor
    on Jan 16th, 2007 at 8:24 am

    There are several issues. I do believe the need for staff photographers for breaking news is diminishing, as I said in a recent posting. But to rely on freebies from amateurs strikes me as mistake all around.

  3. #3 Seth Finkelstein
    on Jan 16th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Good cartoon. Looks like yesterday’s skepticism is about to become today’s conventional wisdom (as in, unpaid freelancing is not actually the greatest thing ever, for anything but media company profits).

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  5. #5 Seth Finkelstein
    on Sep 12th, 2007 at 4:06 pm