Georgia newspaper chain closes its photo department, tells reporters to take pictures

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By: Jim Romenesko

The Sun-Times isn’t the only news organization that recently got rid of its photo department. Two weeks after the Chicago tabloid laid off its 28-person photo staff, the Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI) chain in Georgia — five dailies and two weeklies — closed its photo department. Three photographers were dismissed and a fourth staffer was named company videographer.

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