Facebook Post Reveals Decision
A Facebook post with 70 “likes” by former Northwest Herald employee Danielle Guerra Mains exposes the layoffs.
“Today, the Northwest Herald, the paper I started my career with, laid off its photo staff.
I’m appalled at everyone who was involved with this decision. A certain Shaw never valued photojournalism
It’s like the band playing on the Titanic to quote a mentor. I only hope they find new adventures with their talents.
The sad thing is, it’s never just a job for photojournalist
You don’t make newspapers into marketing corporations, it blurs the lines. You don’t tell me that I can’t take a picture in a business because they don’t advertise with us. What happens when you no longer have the staff to make a newspaper to advertise in, what then? I’m pretty sure that point was brought up a few years back and it still rings true.
Snapshot of Facebook post.