Compare any recent Tribune front page with that of the Sun-Times and you will know what I'm talking about. Trading in their seasoned veteran staff of photographers for job blow with an iPhone has made a laughing stock of the Times.
Maybe you're saying, “It can't be that bad, Jason.”
To you I say, “Really... REALLY!”
If you're not getting my point it's because you haven't clicked on one of the 'Really's in the last quote.
Let's talk about that link for a moment, shall we? First off, how about that photo on the front page of the Times? I'd call it more of a thumbnail but I get it. You can't really expect a smartphone to capture a moment in all its vibrant intensity like a Cannon 60D or a Nikon D90, let alone have the megapixels to be properly displayed on the front page of your morning paper.
This doesn't begin to scratch the surface of my disdain for this photo. Apparently with the Sun-Times photo staff went everyone in the building able to use Photoshop. Look at that photo. I mean seriously, look at it. We have children around the world who know how to tone their photos so they look better than whatever that steaming pile was someone left on the front page of the Times Wednesday morning.
I really hope you understand what you've just done, Sun-Times. You dropped the puck on what should have been a fantastic front page with an amazingly beautiful spread to follow inside. Instead the words. “Complete Coverage Stanley's Homecoming Inside,” elicited shivers throughout my body. I mean this is an event that apparently happens once every three years. (God willing) I should be excited about it not terrified of it.
I did not open the Sun-Times that day to figure out what Etch A Sketch doodles accompanied the stories of the Hawk's victory. Those horrors were left to the darkest parts of my imagination.
I can only say, Hawk's, you're lucky any press is good press because you, not to mention the rest of Chicago, didn't deserve that train wreck waiting for them on newsstands and front porches around the city. People won't put up with these shenanigans for long, Sun-Times.