Two more senior photographic roles have been axed as part of an ongoing review across Newsquest’s North East and Yorkshire titles.
Last month HTFP revealed that York daily The Press was axeing the role of picture editor and reducing the number of staff photographers from four to three.
Now it has emerged that the chief photographer of the Northern Echo, Richard Doughty, and deputy chief photographer Andy Lamb, have also left the company.
The review covers the group’s titles in Darlington, Bradford and York.
Each centre has reduced staff photographer numbers and increased the use of freelances and it is understood that both Richard and Andy will continue to work for the company in a freelance capacity.
Newsquest is the latest of several regional publishers to move towards a freelance model for photographic cover.
Johnston Press has also axed a number of staff photographer roles across its regional divisions, while Local World has introduced a freelance model at some of its Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol titles.