Chicago Sun-Times Photo Desk: RIP | Round-up
The Idiocy of Eliminating a Photo Staff | Chicago Tribune | Alex Garcia
By eliminating their deep knowledge, connection and trust to their communities, the Sun-Times has signaled to its readership that it doesn’t really care. And so begins the death spiral.
Chicago Sun-Times Will Train Reporters on ‘iPhone Photography Basics’ | Poynter | Andrew Beaujon
Tomorrow’s Sun-Times Cover? | Jim Romenesko
Guild Condemns Sun-Times Decision to Fire Photographers | The Newspaper Guild
Union Reacts to Sun-Times Layoffs | Chicago Tonight
Social Media Editor: RIP
The Social Media Editor is Dead | buzzfeed.com | Rob Fishman
It wasn’t all that long ago that media organizations were hiring social media editors to lend a human touch to their social media feeds. Now, everyone in the newsroom is a social media editor.
In speaking with higher-ups at outlets old and new, I heard from all of them that social was no longer peripheral, but core to their strategy. Concentrating authority in a single personage no longer made sense.
Strong Labor Movement = Strong Middle Class
We All Suffer from the Absence of a Strong Labor Movement | Talking Union | Oren Levin-Waldman
When labor presented itself as a strong constituency in the political/policy process, that Congress was more inclined to pass legislation beneficial to working Americans.
Email Campaign for Federal Shield Law
Take Action: Urge Lawmakers to Pass Federal Shield Law | The Newspaper Guild
The Newspaper Guild is launching an email campaign to urge Congress to pass a federal shield law protecting journalists’ sources.
Of Lobsters and Immortality
And lastly, but by no means least important: Are lobsters immortal?