The Cover of NYTimes is an Instagram Photo

As if journalists weren’t having a tough time.  Today’s cover of the New York Times is further proof that the cost-structure of journalism is crumbling.  The cover is an image of Alex Rodriquez and the photo was done from an iPhone and the Instagram app. 

Back in the day, you used to have to develop your own photos.  Then came digital photography and with that you needed to have some photoshop skills to make the photo look really professional. Now Instagram handles it all, and it looks great.  Obviously, an iPhone can’t handle a lot of circumstances, but now lots of people have the skills needed to make beautiful shots that are worthy of the cover of a newspaper. 

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