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My newspaper is a joke

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Traveling, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Traveling

    Traveling Member

    Without revealing too much, we had a subject from our area who is doing quite well in an international event, attaining a distinction he very well might not ever reach again in his career.

    For some reason, AP didn't shoot our guy today but Getty Images did. One photo, a measly $112 for our 40K or so newspaper. Care to guess what the ME said to that decision?

    Naturally, we're determined to give our readers the best local coverage they can receive.
  2. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    So the story will run with no art?

    Head shot? :( File photo? :p
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Subscribing to Getty Images has been a lifesaver for us.

    Although I don't know why we don't subscribe to their creative images. Instead, we use photos.com
  4. Traveling

    Traveling Member

    Mug shot. I despise file art, more so for this situation, one that screams we're too cheap to find anything current.
  5. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    Your readers won't see it that way, though. They'll just see a picture of someone in the story.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Join the group. Getty might as well be peddling nukes for all the likelihood we'll ever do business with them again.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Area Man Sets American Record in Javelin Throw


    From Staff Reports
    Harry Dong, a native of Douche Falls, broke the American record in the javelin yesterday at the We Aren't Quite The Champions Freddy Mercury Memorial Track meet with a throw of 92.01 meters, eclipsing Beux Greer's previous mark of 91.29.

    Dong -- shown here in this artist's rendition because it was cheaper to pay some out-of-work grad student $20 to do this as opposed to buying a photo from Getty Images -- set the record while wearing his lucky green boots with gold socks and said he looked forward to buying a drink for some provably hot chicks with his meager winnings, and if that didn't work out, possibly a prostitute.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Area Man rocks!
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    solid, dd.
  10. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

  11. Traveling

    Traveling Member

    UPDATE: ME relents, purchases photo for $90 after Getty discount. Newspaper still sucks.

    That said, news editor, upon hearing original cost, actually joked about putting in an "artist's rendition" of aforementioned subject.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    90 bucks? That's six freelance assignments for Logan.

    You need to get some rubbing compound and try to erase where you keyed the ME's car, Travel.
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