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Surprise Gannett Layoffs: 3,000 Jobs, Another 10 Percent Before Christmas
10/28/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – Reacting to a second consecutive quarter of huge revenue losses, Gannett newspaper division chief Robert J. Dickey sent out a memo today disclosing mass involuntary layoffs, 10 percent of the company or about 3,000...
Digital Railroad Pulls The Plug; PhotoShelter Offers Digital Railroad Users A Special Deal
10/28/2008 // NEW YORK, NY - Digital Railroad didn't even give it's users the courtesy of 24 hours to get their photographs off their servers.When users signed on this morning, waiting for them after the Digital Railroad log in today was this notice:"To our...
600 May Be Laid Off From Time Inc.
10/28/2008 //  NEW YORK, NY  – There is a major reorganization coming for Time Inc. that could result in as many as 600 people being laid off, and the announcement is set to be made Tuesday evening, The New York Times is reporting tonight.Time Inc.'s chairman and...
TV Photographers Arrested At News Scenes
10/27/2008 // UPDATE: Late Monday Newark police said they have suspended special police officer Brian Sharif, the officer who arrested photographer Jim Quodomine, and that Newark police director Garry McCarthy – who was very disturbed by what he...
Los Angeles Times: 75 More News Jobs Axed
10/27/2008 //  LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday morning started for Los Angeles Times staffers with a memo from editor Russ Stanton announcing that 75 more news jobs would be cut by the end of the day, about 10 percent of the newly-...
New Federal Law Requires Safety Vests For Photographers On Roadways
10/23/2008 // By Alicia Wagner CalzadaSAN ANTONIO, TX (October 23, 2008) – A new law goes into effect on November 24, 2008, which will require all workers on federal highways to wear high visibility safety apparel, which apparently also includes...
Getty Images Buys Jupitermedia's Online Business For $96 Million
10/23/2008 // SEATTLE, WA– Getty Images today says it has agreed to buy Jupitermedia's online image unit for $96 million in cash. It was Getty's second attempt to buy the business in two years.Juptermedia's CEO and chairman Alan Meckler...
Mikhael Subotsky Wins 2008 W. Eugene Smith Grant
10/23/2008 // NEW YORK, NY– Photojournalist Mikhael Subotsky of Cape Town, South Africa, is the winner of the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund's Grant in Humanistic Photography for 2008.The grant was awarded Wednesday night...
300 More Jobs Gone At Palm Beach Post
10/21/2008 // WEST PALM BEACH, FL – When The Palm Beach Post cut 300 jobs from the payroll earlier this summer, it was one of the largest single newspaper staff cuts to date in the face of this year's economic turmoil.But stunningly today the Post announced that...
NYC Ceremony Upcoming For W. Eugene Smith, Howard Chapnick Grants
10/15/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – The board of directors of the W. Eugene Smith Foundation are inviting interested photographers and editors to attend a ceremony on Wednesday, October 22, in New York where the 2008 recipients of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund's...

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