Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Twilight of the Press Telegram?

I shot a portrait recently of Joe Segura, who is part of the union at the Press Telegram, Long Beach's daily newspaper. Sadly, it seems that since the PT was purchased 10 years ago by a larger media company, it has gutted its editorial and photography departments.

The PT is now a shadow of its former self. The news is no longer really Long Beach oriented, but the sort of syndicated canned news that can be found in other papers.

To emphasize the point, Joe brought three newspapers during the portrait session, each with the same EXACT headlines and stories. Talk about homogenization!

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