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All JSR articles must be illustrated with an image. Your article won't be published unless it has one! All images must come with captions, which you'll learn how to produce in the program.


You cannot use images from just anywhere.


When a person takes a photograph or draws an illustration, that person automatically has a copyright on that photo or illustration. It is illegal for us to use images unless we have specific permission to use them from the person or company that owns them. And when we do have permission, we must give proper credit for whatever images we use.

Four Ways to Get Proper Images for JSR

1. Create Your Own Images

If you've created an image, then you can be sure it's okay to use it!


Take photos of events you cover, or stage your own artistic photographs to illustrate feature articles like this one about socks. You don't need a professional camera -- most smartphones today are capable of producing images that look good enough for JSR use.


Don't submit blurry or low quality images. If photographing outside, pay attention to lighting and the way that shadows fall. 

When photographing events, avoid taking far-away group shots like the one to the left. Instead, get shots that focus on individuals, like the one below.

2. Use the Associated Press 

The Associated Press (AP) is one of several press syndicates. It distributes photographs taken by many different photographers, and it sends photographers to cover important events around the world. 


The Korea Daily has a license with the AP, which means that we're allowed to use AP images for JSR.

There are other press syndicates -- including AFP, Reuters, and Getty -- that we do not have permission to use. Do not use images from those sources! Only use AP. 


The easiest way to find an AP image using Google is to search for what you want along with the key words “associated press.” Then, follow the link to see the original image and make sure that it’s been credited to the Associated Press. In your image credits, include the photographer’s name as well as AP.

3.  Find Promotional Images 

Images that have been created to promote a product may be used in JSR. This category includes things like movie posters and book covers, promotional stills from films, screen shots of commercials, and logos.


If you are using a promotional image, you must give credit to the company that owns the image. For the "Catching Fire" poster to the left, that owner is Lionsgate Films. 


When covering a movie, play, musical act or charity event, it often pays to visit the official website and look for photographs. Often, companies create their own high resolution images made specifically for use in the press.

4. Search the Public Domain 

A work is in the "public domain" if it belongs to the public, not an individual or company. We may use images that fall into the public domain.


An image may fall into the public domain under a few circumstances:

a.) If the image creator has chosen to place it in the public domain;


b.) If the image is from before 1923; 

c.) If the image was created by someone while doing work for the US government or another foreign government with a similar policy. 

Creative use of public domain works may help you illustrate tricky articles. The painting below on the left, for example, is from an article about the sensations we get when people whisper in our ears. 

**Make Fair Use

There is one circumstance in which you may use copyrighted images for which we don't have permission: when your usage falls under "fair use."


According to Justice Joseph Story of the US Supreme Court, you may use copyrighted material for the sake of "fair and reasonable criticism." For example, if you want to criticize the portrayal of women in Voguemagazine  you may use images from Vogue.

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