Change in relationship between photographer and news paper
Originally Posted by Tom1956
How would anybody know if there had been any quality change?
Obviously spot news will always be spot news. But since Chicago Sun Times will only use freelancers, will photographers have a greater influence as independent contractors? Will the hungry photojournalist will be shooting more on spec? Obviously, some freelancers won't work for staff photographer's wages. Also, how about ownership of images? Will freelancers hand over the rights to get work or hang on to the rights so they can resell the images?
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