Friday, 10 August 2007

CP funeral photos?

The Toronto Sun used four large Canadian Press photographs from Wednesday's emotional Newmarket funeral for a slain police officer, including the full front page photo.

Where were Toronto Sun photographers? Columnist Joe Warmington took one smaller photo for his story and two other smaller photos were taken by Sun photographer Ernest Doroszuk.

That's CP 4, Toronto Sun 3. Sun team coverage? Hardly.

Was Doroszuk the only full-time Toronto Sun photographer assigned to cover the huge funeral for York Regional Police Det-.Constable Rob Plunkett?

It is probably not a big deal for readers, but newspaper people must be wondering where the Toronto Sun magic has gone when local photo coverage of a major news event is dominated by CP.

Sun Media 2007 logic: It is cheaper to use CP photos than hire ample photo staff to get the job done without outside help.

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