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Newspaper union rallies to save Sun-Times photographers

by Aubrey Pringle
Jun 6, 2013


John White

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Pulitzer Prize winner John White was fired last week after 35 years at the Sun-Times.

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Members of the Chicago Newspaper Guild gathered outside the Sun-Times building Thursday morning to protest the newspaper’s firing of the entire full-time photography staff last week. Sun-Times officials said the decision is part of a new multimedia strategy and is in the company's best interest, but union members insist reporters armed with smartphones will erode the paper's quality.