How its done is important and Fairfax has shown us that they have no idea how to do it with any sort of compassion for their loyal staff.
These days it appears that loyalty is a dirty word, it has no value, its all about dollars and cents not people anymore
Sacking Australian photographers in favor of outsourcing their jobs to an American firm is pathetic and the amount they will save is also pathetic.Why would you use a company that has almost no photographers based in Australia.
Don't we want to see someone take photographs with an Australian slant anymore.
News in Australia is already in a sad state with the same articles and photographs spread across each of the two separate major news group's papers.
The days when we saw lots of local news about things that were happening all around Australia in independent papers(there are very few independent ones anymore) are long gone they are now just feeding the chickens the same mash or trash or whatever you like to call it.
Good Australian journalism is slowly being being condensed into a twenty four hour news cycle that is chosen for its 'bling', stories, there are no stories about average Australians they aren't seen as being newsworthy anymore, half the stories we read are the same stories rehashed to make us think they new.