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"From File" images in News Feed. Alamy Position?


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Curious what is the official position about uploading old images from own catalogue to News Feed when a certain subject suddenly because news, and there is nothing in the database about it....  I just saw it done, and it seemed totally appropriate to me since subject had likely 0 hits, but curious what the official position is.  

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File Picture; Reg Turnill (1915-2013), aerospace correspondent for over 65 years, speaks at the British Rocketry Stock Photo

 

 

 

On 12/02/2013 17:41, Alamy Live News wrote:

Hi Mark,

Please feel free to upload these to news if you are able to upload them
in the next couple of hours. Please drop me an email when you have
uploaded and I will make sure they show up my altering the dates.

Please explain in your caption they were taken on X date and that today
he has passed away and some details about his life/career.

Approved cameras are not relevant for archive news images.

Thanks


Natalie

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Dunn [mailto:markrhdunn@gmail.com]
Sent: 12 February 2013 17:35
To: Alamy Live News
Subject: news: file picture policy

Hi,
I have some file pix of Reg Turnill who has recently died. Are they
acceptable as they obviously are more than 48hrs. old.
They also weren't taken with an approved camera.
I do have news upload privileges.
Thanks
Mark Dunn

Alamy News Team
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I have had this happen to me. I was covering a Tommy Robinson Rally for Live News last year,

uploaded my images within minutes at the scene.

 

I think it was the next day when I heard on the radio about an assault allegation against the police by a Local Councillor,

looked through my images on camera and found I had the photo of the event but didn't upload it at the scene.

 

Emailed Live News desk and they said to put "FILE PIC" at the very beginning of the Caption, which I did and it went onto the Live News feed

 

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I am surprised to hear that is permissable. The guidelines are very clear for news images -  Images older than 24 hours will be rejected (except in exceptional circumstances).

 

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Live News Policies 

 

Your pictures must be of the moment. There should be something in your image which means it could only be taken at that time.


For example, a political billboard that could be taken any time (morning, afternoon, yesterday, tomorrow) is not a news image. It is a stock image to go with a news story. But a political billboard being installed, or people protesting that billboard or people reacting to it is a news picture.

 

Your pictures must be as current as possible. The 24-hour news window is a guideline meant for occasional, international or exclusive news. Our clients want your pictures within the hour. DO NOT wait until the end of the day of shooting to file your images.


 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

File Picture; Reg Turnill (1915-2013), aerospace correspondent for over 65 years, speaks at the British Rocketry Stock Photo

 

 

 

On 12/02/2013 17:41, Alamy Live News wrote:

Hi Mark,

Please feel free to upload these to news if you are able to upload them
in the next couple of hours. Please drop me an email when you have
uploaded and I will make sure they show up my altering the dates.

Please explain in your caption they were taken on X date and that today
he has passed away and some details about his life/career.

Approved cameras are not relevant for archive news images.

Thanks


Natalie

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Dunn [mailto:markrhdunn@gmail.com]
Sent: 12 February 2013 17:35
To: Alamy Live News
Subject: news: file picture policy

Hi,
I have some file pix of Reg Turnill who has recently died. Are they
acceptable as they obviously are more than 48hrs. old.
They also weren't taken with an approved camera.
I do have news upload privileges.
Thanks
Mark Dunn

Alamy News Team

 

 

I guess that would be covered by the exceptional circumstances. I think the best advice to the OP would be to contact the live news team.

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31 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

 

I guess that would be covered by the exceptional circumstances. I think the best advice to the OP would be to contact the live news team.

 

 

i think the advice was appropriate, the question clearly of exceptional circumstances " when a certain subject suddenly because news, and there is nothing in the database about it."  

 

The one i saw done last week was historical images of a BBC QP promo tweet star, so i think clearly fits.  Same could not be said for a certain Fox killer late last year,  since there was already images available (of which i have licensed a couple)  

 

 

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My question was more that if I had dug deeper i would have realized i had images of the Couple that was involved in the car crash in the Bonhams rally from day before, and wondered if these would have fit in the feed (by time i realized other images had been used.)

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