Broadsheets honoured for credited picture agencies

The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times both scooped awards for their responsible approach to using picture agency images at the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies picture buyers' fair in Islington.

The Credit Where Credit is Due award rewards newspapers and publishers which clearly and regularly give credit to agency images, and goes to the picture editors who credit the most agency pictures.

Stuart Nicol of The Daily Telegraph won the daily category and Ray Wells of The Sunday Times picked up the award for Sunday papers.

BAPLA statistics show that The Telegraph credited 59 per cent of its agency pictures and The Sunday Times 67 per cent.

Steven Brown, managing director of PA Photos, sponsors of the award, said: "We strongly encourage clients to credit pictures, both to recognise the copyright owner, and to maintain and protect access to venues and events, so we can provide the highest quality content to customers."

According to a BAPLA survey, the use of credits for agency pictures in national newspapers is low, with just 39 per cent of images getting credits in dailies and 36 per cent in Sundays.

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