Chicago Sun-Times fires its photojournalists

May 31, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: Home, photojournalism, teaching journalism.

Word is circulating through journalism circles this morning that the Chicago Sun-Times has just laid off its entire photojournalist staff — about 30 people.

Here are some links: National Public Radio, Chicago Tribune, USA Today.

A fellow journalism educator at another university said he wasn’t surprised and that last year he had begun requiring his reporting students to learn how to use a camera.

Last year?

We’ve been doing that for about six years at the University of Tennessee.

Check out some of the photojournalism resources on JPROF.

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