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Chicago Sun-Times Rehires Four Photographers After Massive Layoffs

Protesters march outside The Chicago Sun Times Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Chicago in opposition the the Sun Times Media Group
Protesters march outside The Chicago Sun Times Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Chicago in opposition the the Sun Times Media Group laying off 28 full time photographers . About 100 people picketed outside the newspaper's headquarters, chanting and carrying signs that read ?Save the photogs? and ?The Sun-Times is out of focus.? (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The Chicago Sun-Times will rehire four photographers after sweeping layoffs last May resulted in the newspaper's entire photography staff to be cut.

Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reported Tuesday that Rich Chapman, Brian Jackson, Al Podgorski and one more unconfirmed photographer will rejoin the company as part of a settlement deal made in November between the newspaper and the Chicago Newspaper Guild.

The exact number of photographers that would be rehired remained unclear when the agreement was first reached. The Sun-Times laid off 28 photographers after an increasing demand for video and "other multimedia" forced the company to undergo massive job cuts.

The good news was countered by reports that more than a dozen additional layoffs are on the way for the Sun-Times Media Group. Approximately five staffers will be cut by the end of the week at the Sun-Times, the Post-Tribune (Indiana) and the SouthtownStar, according to Feder.

Click over to Feder's blog for the full report.

(h/t: Poynter)

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