It is sad news for New York City and the Press world. This week, about half of the editorial staff of the New York Daily News including all of the 10 staff photographers and part of the photo editing staff were laid off by Tronc, the company which owns the newspaper since 2017. Among those let go are also Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich and Managing Editor Kristen Lee. Rich tweeted: “If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.”
The New York Daily News was born in 1919 and featured from day one a Speed Graphic camera within its logo. By 1920, the front page read daily New York’s Pictures Newspaper.
Most of the staff photographers were veterans, having spent at least ten years at the Daily News. With them now gone, will the Speed Graphic of the logo disappear as well?
More details in the article by Tom Burton for the NPPA at: