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« on: July 01, 2009, 09:08 »
Frontpage is showing something "editorial" as contrived as someone holding up a sign for Michael Jackson.  And other images that are no doubt less newsworthy than many that editors used to call news unworthy.
Crowds standing around, is not newsworthy. Picture of me holding up a sign for michael jackson, can be done outside my house even if it has nothing to do with me being outside Michael Jackson's wake,etc...
How can DT justify this when other more related to news have in the past been passed along as not newsworthy enough.
An image of M Jackson's corpse is newsworthy, but someone standing in line at his funeral, which is easily portrayed half a million miles away, is not.
Has DT gone extreme over Michael Jackson's death. How about me holding up a sign for Farrah Fawcett ? would that be accepted too as editorial.

Be objective? It's editorial and I think DT has gone off the rocker.

« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 09:22 »
To be "objective" , all microstock images are "contrived"; some more than others.

In the past, had some more "newsworthy" abstracts rejected by the editors, which perharps were more "real" than many published editorials.

But to be fair to the editors of Dreamstime, MJ is an icon. Fans are overboard on him , and the media intends to build another Elvis. Perharps with the help of Presley Jr. Lots of money to be made here.

I agree, sad that Farrah's strength and battle loss over cancer was not given as much publicity as MJ. But then again, so was Mother Teresa and Ella Fitzgerald when they passed away. As they say, all flash and no substance , but it's what the readers want.

Much like stock photos,  your best images do not necessarily sell better than the la-dee-dahs.

Live with it  ;)


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