File this under “any monkey with a _______ can…..”

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I want one of these cameras that magically turns reporters into photojournalists!

Looks like the management mentality is that anyone with a camera can be a photojournalist.

Well, NO!

A reporter may get lucky and get a serviceable shot, but they’re not likely trained to be photographers. Ever heard of composition and lighting? Just because there are millions of pretty landscapes on the Internets does not mean someone with a point and shoot can do a photojournalist’s job.

Much like most photojournalists leave the writing to reporters, reporters should not be thought of a s one-for-one replacement for photojournalists.

Maybe the next step is had reporters a dictionary and fire the copy editors. Oh, wait. Newspapers are already doing that.

And they wonder why the industry is going downhill so fast.

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