Have photojournalism employees been replaced?

Davey

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It seems to me that print media has replaced their usual photojournalism staff with freelance photographers and videographers. Is anyone still hiring in-house professionals?
 

Paul Stevens

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I think most of the photographers that work for the paper also earn income through other avenues. Unless a photojournalist is placed with a military unit overseas, I can't see them earning a steady salary and benefits.
 

PictureHub

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Would we say that it is more convenient and cost-effective than hiring in-house professionals? As Paul Stevens says, freelancing allows a photojournalist to handle several jobs simultaneously, hence the possibility to earn more.
 

Vivid

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Does it apply to all print media companies or those with the financial muscle? Hiring freelancers may not be cheaper than having in-house staff. There are instances when both categories of professionals exist in an organization.
 

Mentee

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Larger news agencies would probably not rely too much on freelancers to maintain a certain standard. Photojournalism aims to deliver a message, and some organizations like their employees to have the same values.
 

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