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We've just posted a story that CNN have recently announced 50 job cuts and there's an interesting discussion forming. What's your views about general public capturing the lead photos with camera phones when they're at the scene of a news story.
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Isn't that what the BBC do nowadays - for free, of course?
When suitable technolgy empowers a wider set of potential providers then the law of supply and demand will allow picture prices to drop. Can/should we resist this?
Think oneday when we are all wearing personal 360 degree video camera's with a free micro video stock app running that will pay us $100 each time a company chooses our content over that of the person standing next to us? We'll just become part of the news machine.
Something that has the appearance of an 'amateur' image will always play to the human psyche in that, to the reader, the image was 'as it actually happened!! OMG!! How awful!!'
And sell more newspapers.
End of story.
(Cynicism is a wonderful 'Guiding Light' I find... )
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