It is still as if we are in a nightmare as the New York Daily News, founded by Joseph Medill Patterson in 1919, fired its entire photography department and half of its newsroom staffing. It is a shocking turn on a growing trend.
Yes, newspapers are struggling, but photojournalism requires more than a smartphone. News outlets are increasingly relying on the public – requesting free photos from people on social media and sending out reporters with smartphones. Today, journalism and a free press matter more than ever.
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