[Journalism] What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

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What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

What Happened When Newsrooms Abandoned Photojournalism

In the wake of Poynter’s… let’s call it naive piece on how writers can source cheap or free images for their words, here’s a quick guide for those who still don’t get how editorial photography and…

Source: medium.com/s/story/the-broke-system-breaking-you-60502ddc2949

To become a player in journalism today, you need a couple of things that don’t have much to do with creating great content. You need desire, which is good. You need a social media following, which can be both good and bad, depending on how much pandering you do to accumulate these followers. And most importantly, you need money. That’s how you really become a player today. With money, you can fly around to different gatherings and make yourself known. You can afford to work for a publication without having to get paid properly. You can create your own cause and use it to build your personal brand. Money gives someone with desire the ability to make a name for themselves, without having to actually create any good work or spend time honing their craft.

Kenneth Jarecke’s piece doesn’t just apply to photojournalism, but to writing as well.

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