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Sports Illustrated cuts entire photojournalism staff

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Sports Illustrated has fired its entire photojournalism staff, according to a report from the National Press Photographers Association.

Six photographers at the sports magazine were let go in a company-wide move to “restructure various departments,” according to a statement to NPPA from Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad Smith:

It’s true,” Smith said. “There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated. Unfortunately economic circumstances are such that it has cut the six staff photographers.

Sports Illustrated is owned by Time Warner.

The company plans to provide visual coverage of events including the Olympics and the NCAA basketball championship, Smith tells NPPA.

Our commitment to photography hasn’t changed,” he said. “We’re still going to cover games, we’re going to shoot portraits, we’re going to cover Olympics, we’ll be at the Final Four, we will be at championships, we’ll be there.

Sports Illustrated’s decision is not unprecedented. Read more

from Poynter. http://ift.tt/1EBQ4Qe

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