The Photo Brigade presents a special Olympic sports photography panel featuring sports shooter veterans who have collectively shot dozens of Olympic Games over the years.
The Photo Brigade presents a special Olympic sports photography panel featuring sports shooter veterans who have collectively shot dozens of Olympic Games over the years. Gary Hershorn(Reuters/freelance), Julie Jacobson (Associated Press), Al Bello (Getty Sport), and Robert Deutsch (USA TODAY) talk with moderator Steve Fine (SI/NYT/Flipboard) about past experiences in covering previous games and what they think about the upcoming games Rio from a technology perspective, news perspective and sports perspective.
Gary Hershorn, the global sports picture editor for Reuters News Pictures, has announced his departure from the picture service. Hershorn says that the company told him that due to "changes in coverage" his position has been eliminated. His last day with
"That had a huge impact on my job," Hershorn said. "I think the simple fact that Reuters is covering less sports in the States created less of a need to have a sports picture editor. There's no doubt in my mind that the two are tied together." When Reuters inked a deal with USA Today Sports Images, the agreement included the fact that Reuters staff photographers in North America can not cover sporting events. And that took away Hershorn's ability to shoot here.