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Laid Off ‘Sun-Times’ Photographer Documents New Life With iPhone

By now you’ve probably heard the unfortunate news that the entire photography staff was laid off by the Chicago Sun-Times last week. Well, one of the photojournalists has decided to share his life through his iPhone, as mentioned on JimRomenesko.

Rob Hart writes in his Tumblr account, “Rob Hart was replaced with a reporter with an iPhone, so he is documenting his new life with an iPhone, but with the eye of a photojournalist trained in storytelling.”

The freelance photojournalist and adjunct faculty member of photojournalism at the Medill School of Journalism posted his first photo of a zig zag carpet design. The caption read: “Zero hour. Carpet on the 14th floor of the Holiday Inn where 28 Sun-Times photographers lost their jobs.”

Throughout the past several days, in true storytelling form, he was able to witness his daughter taking some of her first steps, return to class at Medill, and reminisce good times at the Billy Goat Tavern during “hour 1″ of this new chapter.

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‘Chicago Sun-Times’ Emphasizes Digital Shifts

To say we live in a digital world is to put it mildly. Yesterday the Chicago Sun-Times announced a new managing editor and plans to shuffle around its newsroom as it emphasizes digital news.

According to Crain’s, in a memo to staff Jim Kirk indicated, “We are no longer a newspaper company. The editor-in-chief added, ”We are a technology company that happens to publish a newspaper. We deliver content. And we will deliver content on many platforms and in ways that we haven’t yet fully considered.”

Craig Newman has been appointed managing editor and will oversee day-to-day operations of news. Plus, in the memo Kirk pointed out he’s going to move all of Sun-Times Media “to a digital-first focus.”

As for other appointments, the former managing editor of the Sun-Times, Andrew Herrmann is now the editor-in-chief of the West Suburban publishing group. Linda Bergstrom has been appointed deputy managing editor for features content for the Chicago Sun-Times and Sun-Times Media. Chris de Luca takes the reigns of deputy managing editor for news and sports; and Meg Moore will be the editor of the new Pulse section.

Chicago Sun-Times Reduces Payroll by 15 Percent

logoChiSunTimes.gifWhen you’re in a financial crisis how do you start to save money? For the Chicago Sun-Times it’s sending out an edict that the paper will cut payroll by 15 percent. The Chicago Tribune reports that the paper cut an undisclosed number of jobs to achieve this goal last week.

The parent company of the Sun-Times&#151which also publishes the Post-Tribune, the Naperville Sun, the Pioneer Press and North Shore Magazine&#151filed for chapter 11 on March 31st. So these cuts have been expected.

This has actually been looming for so long, one recently laid off employee, managing editor of the Daily Southtown Dennis Robaugh, said he felt relieved when he was finally informed. “It’s been difficult working under these circumstances at a company that had all this hanging over it.”

Jeremy L. Halbreich, chairman of the board and interim CEO of the media company said that he hoped this would be the full extent of the cuts, but could make no promises considering the companies current situation.

The company reported a net loss for 2008 of $353.5 million, or $4.31 a share, compared with net income of $271.6 million, or $3.37, in 2007. Revenue fell to $323.9 million from $372.3 million.