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Hubert Henrotte : A book on photojournalism


Back in September 2019, we published this article on the occasion of the release of his book. Hubert Henrotte! He is one of the mythical names in the history of photojournalism! He too was swept away by the drastic technological changes of the 2000s. Today, he is publishing his beautifully titled book: Can photojournalime save the press? He asked us to publish this excerpt: the interview is by Clément Thiery. On July 4, 2009, Business Insider’s economic news site reported that 105 US newspapers had disappeared since the beginning of the year. An hecatomb! But the context explains such a figure. A recession had hit the United States and the first tremors of the arrival of the Internet were felt: with the loss of advertising revenue to the web, many press titles had ceased to appear. The dead: Tucson Citizen (Arizona), Rocky Mountain News (Colorado), Baltimore Examiner (Maryland), Kentucky Post (Kentucky), Cincinnati Post (Ohio), Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii), Village Voice (New York) or, the most recent example, the Weekly Standard, a conservative weekly published in Washington DC. More than 10 years...

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