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    The slow death of photojournalism

    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Out of the about 47 academies that train photographers on academic level in applied photography in Germany 2 offer explicitely a study of photojournalism.

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    Sad, but it's the way of the world... The journalists who aren't photographers will probably just use their phones to take pictures, the sad part is, the phone I have could easily print double the size of a full page image on a news paper...

    Kind of like when photojournalists switched from graflex to 35mm, they no longer needed big negs to get the detail...

    I don't think of course that the quality of a train photographer could compare to someone wielding a cell phone, but the fact of the matter is that most of the images in newspapers aren't exactly artistically taken THESE DAYS. Heck, my local paper right now which I know has a real photographer on staff, looks like it was taken by a 14-year-old with a cell phone anyway.
    ~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." ~Dennis Miller

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    It's the narrative.

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    Actually, I think it's not just the photo variety of journalism that's in decline!

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    I give this newspaper management great credit. Conventional wisdom would say that, when your product is increasing viewed by consumers as less valuable (as evidenced by subscriptions), you reduce the price and add value. However newspaper management isn't constrained by this conventional wisdom. They're going to provide less and less value at increasing cost.

    In other words, when you find yourself in a hole, dig faster.

    Hope it works for them.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    We have two local TV stations that are owned by Nexstar Broadcasting they will use the same journalism for both channels on the same story. What little I have found out there are no high pay jobs. The local paper is just hanging on

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    Actually, I think it's not just the photo variety of journalism that's in decline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
    I give this newspaper management great credit. Conventional wisdom would say that, when your product is increasing viewed by consumers as less valuable (as evidenced by subscriptions), you reduce the price and add value. However newspaper management isn't constrained by this conventional wisdom. They're going to provide less and less value at increasing cost.

    In other words, when you find yourself in a hole, dig faster.

    Hope it works for them.
    I've always thought the same thing. Never saw any bunch where the expression "they do it to themselves" is more true.

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    There is more journalistic photography than ever. People just aren't getting paid to do it. And the output venue just isn't a newspaper very often anymore.

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    There are long discussions going on how newspapers have to evolve to survive. In all those discussions I never heard anything about photography.
    Whenever there was reference to what a reader seeks it was about intriguing writing. Not about intriguing photography.
    How high, or how low, is photography ranked on the wishlist of the reader of the newspaper to come?

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