It was a sad day for the photo industry when the Chicago Sun Times got rid of their entire staff of photographers. It is even more evident now. This image from Brian Cassella on Twitter (found via Reddit) shows the stark difference between the layout and images used after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup: with the newspaper comparisons being the Sun Times and the Tribune. And as you can tell, the Tribune cover is a heck of a lot more breathtaking.
But this isn’t even the biggest punch in the face. Compare the online coverage of the victory from the Tribune and Sun Times. Newspapers tend to give readers full photo galleries of complementary images to their stories. And guess who comes out on top?
In the newspaper industry, much time and effort is put into the creation of the cover. This has not only to do with the layout but also story placement and images used. The design team at the Sun Times must still really have tried, but they’re only as good as the content they’re working with.