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In the report in your initial post the paper uses the term, "the Bourne experiment", lets hope it becomes "the Bourne redemption".

 

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It's almost like the domino effect. One company ditches their photogs in favour of crowd sourcing and they're now all wanting in on it. I saw a French newspaper today that printed the paper with only white boxes where the pictures would have gone in support of photographers. Not because I'm a photographer, but I sincerely believe that the industry is making a huge mistake, penny pinching like this. 

 

I actually didn't know who JP were. On further reading, it seems they have a good few papers under their belt from my region. That could well be people that have spoken to. Guys I admire for their work and now could possibly face the chop. 

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It's almost like the domino effect. One company ditches their photogs in favour of crowd sourcing and they're now all wanting in on it. I saw a French newspaper today that printed the paper with only white boxes where the pictures would have gone in support of photographers. Not because I'm a photographer, but I sincerely believe that the industry is making a huge mistake, penny pinching like this. 

 

I actually didn't know who JP were. On further reading, it seems they have a good few papers under their belt from my region. That could well be people that have spoken to. Guys I admire for their work and now could possibly face the chop. 

 

Did you take a picture of it?!!!

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It's almost like the domino effect. One company ditches their photogs in favour of crowd sourcing and they're now all wanting in on it. I saw a French newspaper today that printed the paper with only white boxes where the pictures would have gone in support of photographers. Not because I'm a photographer, but I sincerely believe that the industry is making a huge mistake, penny pinching like this. 

 

I actually didn't know who JP were. On further reading, it seems they have a good few papers under their belt from my region. That could well be people that have spoken to. Guys I admire for their work and now could possibly face the chop. 

 

Did you take a picture of it?!!!

 

He's speaking about the Libération newspaper, from the 14 November: http://journal.liberation.fr/publication/liberation/1395/#!/0_0

 

Article in english (with photos) discussing this: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2307127/french-newspaper-removes-all-images-in-support-of-photographers

 

-Jason

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It's almost like the domino effect. One company ditches their photogs in favour of crowd sourcing and they're now all wanting in on it. I saw a French newspaper today that printed the paper with only white boxes where the pictures would have gone in support of photographers. Not because I'm a photographer, but I sincerely believe that the industry is making a huge mistake, penny pinching like this. 

 

I actually didn't know who JP were. On further reading, it seems they have a good few papers under their belt from my region. That could well be people that have spoken to. Guys I admire for their work and now could possibly face the chop. 

 

Did you take a picture of it?!!!

 

He's speaking about the Libération newspaper, from the 14 November: http://journal.liberation.fr/publication/liberation/1395/#!/0_0

 

Article in english (with photos) discussing this: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2307127/french-newspaper-removes-all-images-in-support-of-photographers

 

-Jason

 

Thanks, Jason.  The second link shows what I'd expected someone to take photos of...very powerful, too.

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It possible the standards of journalism and photography might improve if the public write for them. I am frequently appalled at how terrible the quality of both are in my local paper - produced by JP.

Perhaps they are going under, slowly - like a dinosaur becoming extinct.

This is could be a last ditch attempt to try to modernise, but sadly one which I fear will fail, if they apply the same standards of management that JP usually applies.

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