Photojournalists were once considered a part of the story. The decision to slash the ranks of snappers at Fairfax ends an era, writes former Age photographer Chris Beck.
Fairfax has announced dozens of redundancies to cut costs, but is the company really in bad financial shape?
Fairfax's radical centralisation drive is beginning to bite in the company's commercial departments, with sales staff departing en masse and some customer service operations about to be outsourced.
Despite talk of "tears on the newsroom floor", it is not journalists but the forgotten employees in sales, clerical and administration who have the most to fear from Greg Hywood and Kim Williams' razor gangs.