SunTimes/DarkTimes blog highlights effect of Chicago Sun-Times layoffs
A new Tumblr blog, SunTimes/DarkTimes is documenting the effects of the recent layoffs at the photo department of the Chicago Sun-Times, as the paper shifts to greater use of multimedia, and smartphone images for its news coverage. The blog is posting comparisons highlighting the difference between photo coverage in the Sun-Times to that of the Chicago Tribune.
|The Chicago Blackhawks parade the Stanley Cup around Chicago on Tuesday June 25th. The Chicago Sun-Times' front page image is on the left, and the Chicago Tribune's treatment is on the right.|
The results certainly seem to reinforce the views of many commentators who warned that the Sun-Times' photo coverage would suffer as a result of the cost-cutting. We've included a couple of examples here, and there are plenty more on the SunTimes/DarkTimes blog.
|Another image from the Chicago Sun-Times' coverage of the Blackhawks win.|