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I read the FAQ and tried searching the forum, but couldn't find the answer to this. Is it appropriate to upload photos of a public figure (well known or lesser known musicians, for example), shortly after their death? IOW, their death is breaking news, but the photos might be a few years old. 

 

 

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Yes. if the image is old, make sure you put "archive picture" in the caption.

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Yes. if the image is old, make sure you put "archive picture" in the caption.

- and choose the Archival upload and not the News upload (if not on the upload list you will have to apply for this). I haven't seen the possibility to use News upload with that addition to the caption?

Edited by Niels Quist

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Just make sure you send an email to the news team explaining your upload.

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I've sent in file pictures via news on a death. It must have gone via news because I didn't have archive access then. And yes, I did email, but that was to check that QC was bypassed as the images were from a compact.

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I would always recommend using the news upload.

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I would always recommend using the news upload.

 

So will I from now on, I just thought the 48 hour rule always was maintained. Your procedure makes sense.

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News is now 24 hrs isn't it?

I have seen news images which also included older stock images in the upload, but not sure how it works. If I did the same I would e-mail MS first.

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Prefix it 'FILE PIC:' followed by XX, who died today, and upload to Live News (some irony there?)

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Live News will ring you back for more info or rewrite the caption themselves if the pix are hot enough.

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Prefix it 'FILE PIC:' followed by XX, who died today, and upload to Live News (some irony there?)

Thanks AV, there have been occasions when I could have used that method, but didn't know about it.

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