August 23, 2016 — It can be a real struggle to find images to go with some articles, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to grab any old photo we find on Facebook or online. More often than not, those pics are copyright protected, and we’re asking for legal trouble when we use them.
Instead, we need to be prepared to find copyright-free images that exist all over the digital world. For example, I found the photo for this blog entry on Pixabay. I mean, cats.
Journalist’s Resource at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has published a tip sheet on finding the freebies. You can find the sheet here.