03.21.19: Credit where it’s due
EVERYONE who produces content for your newspaper deserves credit. And we do our best to give it to them, with bylines on stories and credit lines on photos. But…how about giving your paper some credit, too? After all, Pfred Pfremelgarn took those photos for your newspaper. They were assigned by your editor. They were taken for your readers. So, give credit to your paper. Supposing a reader were to cut out a photo from your newspaper, showing around to friends or posting it on a bulletin board in the break room at his workplace. How would those who look at the photo know where the photo first appeared? Well, they won’t know, if the credit line just says “staff.” So, instead of “staff,” why not place the name of your newspaper in the photo credit? Give credit where it’s due.