Title

Strategic Competition and the Value of Photographers’ Work: Photojournalism in Gannett Newspapers, 1937-1947

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

18 p.

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

American Journalism

Source ISSN

0882-1127

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/08821127.1998.10731971

Abstract

This article addresses the early role of photography in Gannett newspapers and the construction of the position of photographers from 1937 to 1947. Photographs were seen as a competitive strategy, a documentary tool, and a technological advancement while photographers were generally seen by Gannett management as expendable labor.

Comments

American Journalism, Vol. 15, No. 2 (1998): 59-77. DOI.