Wednesday, 9 December 2009

NPAC: David Lucas

David Lucas, one of the Toronto Sun's good ones that got away, participates in the latest NPAC Q&A.

Lucas, now photo editor at the Globe and Mail, talks about freelancing in Ottawa, being hired by the Canadian Press, quitting the turbulent Sun in 2007, being hired by the Globe.

All the while holding on to his passion for the lens.

If there are any unemployed news photographers out there feeling blue, this Q&A should be motivating. The message: Never give up.


  1. Maybe it's just me, but last I checked, the choice of whether or not content is slanted toward making money is the choice of us, the editors and reporters. There is still space for us to do our jobs.
    This kind of downer-talk is what will make the good people quit and leave us with people who don't give a damn.
    I don't know if the people at the top give a damn about content, but I certainly do.
    And come to think of it, I think that's why they hired me to be an editor.
    Things are a mess, but come on, some of us are still trying to serve our communities with quality content.

  2. Excellent point. Some of us are trying to make a difference and are given the freedom to do that. The choice remains: if you don't like the job, the company or the atmosphere, the door awaits you!