Stephen Colbert: Sun-Times reporters will learn 'photography basics -- like pressing the button'

The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert Wednesday did a segment on the Chicago Sun-Times' decision to dismiss its photo staff:

But the paper will continue to have great photojournalism, because reporters are now required to learn iPhone photography basics. But only the basics, like pressing the button. If the Sun-Times is still around in a week, the reporters can move on to the advanced stuff, like using a flash, and asking flood victims to say cheese.

The Chicago News Guild plans to picket the Sun-Times Thursday morning.

PreviouslyVideolicious: One way reporters can make and file decent videos from their iPhones | Chicago Sun-Times will train reporters on ‘iPhone photography basics’ | 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’

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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