Can this be true? Chatting at the Journalists' Charity event at the Irish Embassy last night I was told that a national quality daily newspaper has reduced photographic costs to £9 per picture. This is due to having contracts with major picture agencies like Getty and PA. There is a general feeling that staff photographers are being cut back in favour of agencies to save money.
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