Scanlan Out As Photo Editor

The details are not clear,  but  John Scanlan is reportedly out as longtime Courant photo editor.

Courant photographers — who were shocked by the news — will now report to Mike Piskorski, the Fox CT photo editor.

I certainly hope John was planning a departure and not that it was planned for him by the company.  He has served the company with integrity and skill for more than two decades.


13 Responses to “Scanlan Out As Photo Editor”

  1. 1 Shana Sureck

    Dear John – I’m am sickened and dismayed at the news of your being cast out of the Courant after so many years of work and leadership there. In a field that supposedly cares about people and humanity, such is far from the case inside the building, where peoples lives are turned upside down, torn apart, and worse. And then there’s the once great photo department being dismantled. Report to a tv photo editor??? You’ve got to be kidding.

    I’m sorry. In my heart, I know you’ll find peace once you’re free of that toxic place, but in the meantime I can only imagine how devastating this is to you, your family, and the photo staff. Please know my thoughts are with you.

  2. 2 Douglas Healey

    You’re the best.
    You were the nicest person at the Hartford Courant, you are a great leader.
    Even though it has been a very long time since I worked with you, you gave me kindness and made me feel that I belonged at what I did.
    Thank you very much.

    Doug Healey

  3. 3 Ingrid Muller

    The sheer stupidity and ignorance of current management is beyond belief, even in these tough times. I echo Shana’s thoughts that you WILL find peace outside of that environment, and your wonderful skills will be valued and appreciated outside of the Courant — which really isn’t the Courant anymore, is it?

  4. 4 Donna Ploss

    Hey John, the Courant’s loss is someone else’s gain. I laugh everytime I go by the building as the “THE HARTFORD COURANT” sign shrinks smaller and smaller everytime I see it!! It USED to be a great paper. Too bad the higher ups drive it into the ground. Let me know when the party is!! Would LOVE to come!!

  5. 5 Fred Beckham

    John, so sorry to hear the news, and while you’re probably better off rid of the place, it still sucks. It’s so sad watching things unfold at that place.

    Thanks for being my favorite editor, stay strong.


  6. 6 george gombossy

    A great loss to The Courant. John, wish you the best.
    Unfortunately other talented people who earn more than $75k in this business will face similar fates unless they are indispensable, and unfortunately few of us are.

  7. 7 Tombo

    Whatever happens to you, make a vow not to let it destroy you or your family. I walked down a similar path with the same evil and rogue administration, and it very nearly ruined me, and my family. The evil that lurks in that building rests squarely on one person’s shoulders, and the day is coming when he will be exposed.

  8. 8 Rose Latimer

    I’m so sorry that the are letting go of a wonderful and compassionate individual such as yourself as well as a terrific photo editor. I wish you only the best and I know for a fact that you will bounce back.

  9. 9 Michael Kodas

    John, this is just terrible news. I’m so sorry to hear you are being driven out of the Courant after such exemplary service to the readers of The Courant and the photo staff. While I know the photographers’ talent and professionalism will drive them to continue making powerful, informative, relevant images, the readers of The Courant are unlikely to see or benefit from many of those photographs without an advocate and leader in the photography department.
    Take it from me – the adjustment takes a while, but life is better on the outside. I’m sure it’s painful and sad right now, but you’re better off out of there.
    Thanks for all of your help, support, and guidance over the years. And thanks for not giving in to the insanity destroying this business.
    I hope to see you soon, amigo.

  10. 10 Les Gura

    John, the distress of being forced out of something you love will only be eased by the realization that life gets better away from the madness that has been print media for the past decade. Good luck in a future that holds much promise and a lot less stress.

  11. 11 Janet Koch

    EVERYBODY does better after they get out … sometimes it takes a while … it’s always in different ways from what we were addicted to … but … always better … it’s up to us to make it BEST lol … you’re on the road to recovery … we love you!!!!

  12. 12 Carl D. Walsh

    John, So sorry to learn this. Such a loss to the Courant. I remember we’ll how encouraging you were to me as a college photography student when you took your valuable time to talk with me and provide feedback on my work. Wish I had had the opportunity to work with you. I wish you the best, and hope all is going well in your post-Courant days!

    Carl Walsh

  13. 13 janet koch

    John Scanlon bounces back! There is life after the Hartford Courant !!!!

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