When Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., decided to let their photo staffs go, we all knew the photos would have to come from somewhere. Reporters may be able to cover some things, but if you’re the Gwinnett Daily Post and you routinely cover the Gwinnett Braves, the AAA farm team for the Atlanta Braves, I assumed you’d hire a stringer, right?
You wouldn’t write a soft headline and use a handout photo from the team? And then have an ad for the team on that page, right?
I mean, no one would be that blind to the ethical concerns this raises, right?