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Gannett buys iPhones, iPads, etc., for its journalists

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but was there an open bar at the Christmas party? [/Patch.com]
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This. If you're a photog at a Gannett paper, you're in deep shit.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Bet your butt I'm in our editor's office on the first business day after Jan. 1, suggesting we need to do likewise.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'm absolutely shocked that Gannett bought the iPhones and iPads instead of insisting their employees pay for them themselves.
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    At my last shop, I remember the photo editor pushing to get iPhone 4s so the reporters could get usable art for assignments the photographers couldn't get to.

    I also remember one of the photographers saying, "What is he stupid? We're all going to be out of a job."

    Half the photo staff got laid off four months later.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Annie Liebovitz on the Today Show the other day said it's her favorite camera at the moment.
  9. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    To be fair, a single golden parachute for an executive is probably equivalent to as many open bar Christmas parties as you want to have. You know, $22.5 million to $37 million: http://gannettblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-dubow-gets-if-disability-forces.html - Even in the newspaper industry, executive compensation is absolutely fucking insane.
  10. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    in most pro dressing rooms its iPhones: yes, still cameras: no
  11. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    More spite for the face before more bones and organs are chopped off?
  12. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    To be fair, though, if we all rip them for not taking advantage of current technology and not being willing to spend money to get the state-of-the-art equipment in the hands of their employees, then for the flipside, they do deserve some credit for spending a shit-ton of money on stuff like this.

    A buddy at my former G shop said their EE sent out a memo detailing all this, and at the end, he advised that anyone thinking about buying a new iPhone or iPad may want to wait, because there's a good chance they'll have one to use for free.

    All that said: I agree, majority of the photographers are dead men (and women) walking ...
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