losdemas Posted October 18, 2013 Share Posted October 18, 2013 Just curious really... It has been said (multiple times) on this forum that newspapers getting images via the newspaper scheme do not get to view images by contributors who are not signed up to the newspaper scheme, However, I am seeing a number of (OK - perhaps common) searches in My Alamy, which then appear the next day or so in reports on the 'Have You Seen...' threads for newspaper articles. As I am not signed up to the NS, then I am unlikely to get any sales here and it's not too huge a deal for me (even though I am a leettle peeved that I may be losing out on sales, but hey - my decision!), but my personal experience does seem to suggest that someone is searching the general catalogue for images which do then appear in the papers. So what's going on: am I just extrapolating information from one area and randomly assigning it to another without any justification? Or will a picture editor from a newspaper use a different account to search the main catalogue just to check that they are not missing out on something more suitable for their story? If I am correct in my assumptions, then specifically, it seems to be the Guardian doing this (though possibly others - don't really recall). If I'm wrong - then is it written in stone somewhere that non-NS contributors are not viewed by papers who use this scheme? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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