Reports are emerging that the The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photo staff.
According to The Chicago Tribune, 20 full-time staffers in the photo department received layoff notices Thursday. In a statement shared with its chief competitor, the Sun-Times said it was looking to shift more resources to video and other multimedia elements:
“The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news. We have made great progress in meeting this demand and are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements. The Chicago Sun-Times continues to evolve with our digitally savvy customers, and as a result, we have had to restructure the way we manage multimedia, including photography, across the network.” Read More
Movie star Nicolas Cage traveled to Carson City earlier this month to urge state lawmakers to pass a movie tax incentive bill, promising to use his connections in the industry to help spark a filmmaking boom in Nevada.
“My name is Nicolas Cage, and I’m an American filmmaker,”
“I have four scripts that could easily be shot in Nevada,” said Cage, who described himself as a Nevada resident, adding he’d like to wake up at home, go to work shooting a film and return home at the end of the day. Read More
Mary Meeker, a renowned analyst with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, estimates that there are now more than 500 million photos uploaded and shared every day on average, and she projects that number will grow to be twice as much as the year prior. Read More
#1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories – 339,000 (340,000)
#4. French Montana – Excuse My French – 56,000 (56,000)
#5. The Great Gatsby Soundtrack – 54,000 (286,000)
#17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 24,000 (754,000)
#23. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II – 15,000 (453,000)
#42. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 8,800 (905,000)
#113. Eve – Lip Lock – 3,500 (12,000)
#160. LL Cool J – Authentic – 2,700 (26,000)
#165. Snoop Lion – Reincarnated – 2,600 (40,000)
#175. Gucci Mane – Trap House III – 2,500 (2,500)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.