losdemas Posted October 17, 2014 Share Posted October 17, 2014 Late last night, I noticed a news story about a train fatality in my area that had occurred a couple of hours earlier. I had some bog-standard pictures of the precise location sitting on my hard drive and noted that none were available on either Alamy, G., C. or a well-known photojournalism feed. So I e-mailed the news team to see if it was worthwhile submitting archival pictures (just a few months old). Got no reply within 30 mins. (very unusual in my experience), so went ahead and submitted anyway, sending another e-mail saying I had submitted and would leave it in their hands, (no reply to that, but didn't expect one). Another 30 mins. and nothing on the feed, so I figured that they'd decided the images weren't news-worthy. Fair enough, but I decided to check my track submissions page, and there they were, notified as having by-passed QC and ready for keywording. I e-mailed live news again to query the situation, just to be sure that they were aware of the situation in case there were any problems. No reply. This morning I received a confirmation e-mail that the images had been processed and "Passed QC". Not sure if I have received one of these for news before. Is this the normal process for images that fail to make it onto the feed (this is the first 'refusal' I've had for news)? If so, do the images then go back into the regular submission process? And...though I'm not overly concerned by the 'failure' I am a little surprised that the images weren't taken up, seeing as this location has had a high number of fatalities and near-misses involving trains in the last 10 years. Any comments on either the QC process or reason for 'failure' most welcome. Many thanks. EDIT: ...and now I see that they have passed directly to my regular image collection! They are editable as regular images (fewer characters in the description field) via the link below my icon at left here, but have now disappeared from 'Manage Images'. I guess that they will be passed into the regular QC process now? A pain if I have made a slip-up owing to quick PP (I don't think so, as I'm ususally pretty thorough, even with news images, but still). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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