Rally planned for laid-off Sun-Times photographers

The Chicago News Guild will picket the Chicago Sun-Times building Thursday morning, the Guild said in a press release.

The Sun-Times laid off its photo staff last week and announced plans to train reporters in iPhone photography.

The event “will make a statement to the company that people care about quality journalism,” the release reads.

Guild members clad in black (“for mourning,” they explained) attempted Monday to deliver a petition to Timothy Knight, the CEO of Wrapports, LLC, which owns the Sun-Times.

Previously: John White on Sun-Times layoffs: ‘It was as if they pushed a button and deleted a whole culture’ | John White: Photojournalists are ‘lamplighters to the world’ | A talk with Rob Hart, the photographer behind “Laid off from the Sun-Times”

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  • Robert Knilands

    Just as reporters and photojournalists don’t have to make deadline with the entire edition. Or plan for it. Or fix the same silly mistakes again and again and again.
    The list could go on and on.

  • http://www.robbmontgomery.com/ Robb Montgomery

    Copy editors are great at what they do, but they are not reporters, nor do they capture history like photo journalists do. http://j.mp/CNN-Sun-times_op-ed

  • Robert Knilands

    Too bad there wasn’t this same type of reaction when the same thing happened to hundreds of copy editors.