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« on: November 13, 2015, 04:31 »
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http://bokeh.digitalrev.com/article/a-bbc-report-mistakenly-used-photograph-of-catholic-brotherhood-instead-of-kkk

I cannot see "KKK" in the keywords here. However, when you search for "KKK" in iS, that image appears...
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 04:36 by anathaya »


« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 05:11 »
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Thats probably their unambigues keywording system, the 'controlled vocabulaire', having an epic brainfart

« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 05:12 »
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The keyword klansman is in there which is obviously the KKK

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2015, 05:17 »
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The Catholic Brotherhood people are very upset about that here in Spain. Those Catholic traditions are centuries older that the KKK, and of course they are not racists or any thing like that, they are wearing those suits only the holy week during processions. They wear a hat very similar to the ones used at KKK, but this is the only coincidence.

Any one that doesn't know those Spanish traditions can get wrong, but not the BBC, they are supposed to be learned and cautious.

Regarding iStock, I suppose that the contributor who uploaded the picture is trying to bring most visits to his picture, but in this case iStock must to correct that.


« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2015, 06:16 »
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The person at the BBC that got that wrong should wear a dunces hat.  Doesn't take a lot of research to see that doesn't look like the KKK.  But I'm not a big fan of any of the weird outfits religions wear, did Jesus ever feel the need to dress up like that?  Most religions seem to move a long way from their roots and pick and choose what parts of the original teachings they should follow.  That's one of the many reasons why I dislike all religions.

ShadySue

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 07:05 »
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Thats probably their unambigues keywording system, the 'controlled vocabulaire', having an epic brainfart
Much more probably, it's a result of keyword spamming.

« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 07:07 »
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Yes my second comment

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 07:13 »
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Just proves how important proper Keywording is.
Thank you, spammer, you've lost us a LOT of credibility with buyers.
And hell mend iStock, who have virtually ignored the spamming problem for far too long. Every now and then, they give us tools to help them to clean up the mess, but they don't really have the willpower to provide the staffing to do the job properly, the 'tools' are basically just a way to placate the plebs.
Also, as it may not have been an editorial image, hell mend them for removing the description in the New View.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 08:47 by ShadySue »

« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 07:26 »
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It would be great if the BBC stopped using Getty/istock.  They must be wasting a lot of money and a lot of us get such a small cut from them or no longer use them.  They should be using alamy more, a British site that pays a decent commission.

ShadySue

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 07:43 »
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It would be great if the BBC stopped using Getty/istock.  They must be wasting a lot of money and a lot of us get such a small cut from them or no longer use them.  They should be using alamy more, a British site that pays a decent commission.
They tend to use Getty for celebs/politicans etc and TS for the rest. No doubt they get the maximum possible deal for on TS, as they would on Alamy.
Sadly, keywording is rife on Alamy also, though Klansman and the first two pages of KKK on the relevant sort seem to be clean on a quick shuftie.
I'd also prefer that they used Alamy - though they'd no doubt get a deal under the 'UK Newspaper scheme', which means that a portion of Alamy's offerings would be unavailable to them that way. But I guess there would be nothing to stop them looking first at the smaller group of files, and then at the full set of images if necessary, which is presumably what they do already, if they can't find it at TS, they check at Alamy.
Which may show they're getting a better deal at TS than Alamy would give them, as staying in one place would be easier.

« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 11:53 »
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It would be great if the BBC stopped using Getty/istock.  They must be wasting a lot of money and a lot of us get such a small cut from them or no longer use them.  They should be using alamy more, a British site that pays a decent commission.
They tend to use Getty for celebs/politicans etc and TS for the rest. No doubt they get the maximum possible deal for on TS, as they would on Alamy.
Sadly, keywording is rife on Alamy also, though Klansman and the first two pages of KKK on the relevant sort seem to be clean on a quick shuftie.
I'd also prefer that they used Alamy - though they'd no doubt get a deal under the 'UK Newspaper scheme', which means that a portion of Alamy's offerings would be unavailable to them that way. But I guess there would be nothing to stop them looking first at the smaller group of files, and then at the full set of images if necessary, which is presumably what they do already, if they can't find it at TS, they check at Alamy.
Which may show they're getting a better deal at TS than Alamy would give them, as staying in one place would be easier.

What is TS?

ShadySue

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 12:04 »
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What is TS?
Thinkstockphotos.
I think there's a high probability that Auntie is on the Getty Plus scheme.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2015, 12:55 by ShadySue »

« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 14:33 »
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no surprise. just look at the silly mistakes on yahoo, msn, google,etc.. news. you can tell there is no editor in charge, just some kid using a spellcheck.

re: sharpshot and shadysue -
keyword or not, any journalism 101 person would have notice the difference immediately.
you do all these things in research as a student. eg. you know the swastika has been used not just by the nazi... you know the difference between the rabbi, priest, monk, the difference between a hindu and a buddhist,etc.

this is typical, as i am sure the beeb is using freelancers rather than full-time qualified journalist
and yes, i repeat, no editor in charge.


 

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