“We’re Here for You” is a periodic and light-hearted look at why we feel The Community News is your best choice for local news.
Here at The Community News, we believe good photos define a good newspaper, and that requires staff members with cameras out in the community. When you see our photos in the paper, take a look under or to the side of the photo for these words:
JOHN DOE/THE COMMUNITY NEWS
That means the photo was taken either by a regular staff member or someone we contract with to shoot photos for us on a regular basis. But what do some of the other photo designations mean? We’re glad you asked!
File photos are usually also staff photos, but are not current.
JANE DOE FOR THE COMMUNITY NEWS
“For The Community News” are photos taken by someone we contract with to shoot a single or rare event.
SPECIAL or COURTESY PHOTOS
“Special” or “Courtesy” photos are those provided by you! It is physically impossible to be everywhere, so we often count on you to share your photos from a special event.
So What Should You Look For?
Well, there are a couple of things to remember:
- Courtesy Photos are a courtesy to the paper, not to you
- Staff photos demonstrate a commitment of the newspaper to cover the community
We invite you to compare the number and quality of staff photos in The Community News to other newspapers in the local market. There really isn’t any comparison!
We’re committed to providing quality photos to our readers, but they don’t come cheap!
Good journalism is worth paying for! Subscribe to The Community News. Or pick up a copy Thursday afternoon, and check out the staff photos!
We’re Here For You!