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Column: Photo of the Day makes debut

We unveiled a new feature, Photo of the Day, on our Web site this week.

While we anticipate that R-E staff members will take most of the photos - at least initially - we hope readers will snap pictures when they see something interesting or newsworthy and send them our way.

We'll incorporate Photo of the Day into our print edition as well. We anticipate choosing a photo of the week or the month from our Web site and publishing it next to the weather chart on page. 2.

People will find Photo of the Day weekdays on our homepage at www.republican-eagle.com. On Saturday and Sunday, this spot is called Weekend Snapshot.

How can you participate?

Any photograph you submit for consideration must be an original, non-published work that does not infringe any privacy, intellectual property or other rights of any third parties. A photo of someone at a park, for example, is fine because the photographer captured the image in a public setting. A photo taken in a private setting might not qualify.

Ideally, the person submitting the photo will have taken it. Regardless, the person must either own or have rights to convey any and all right and title in the submitted photo.

People also should be aware that any photographs they submit might appear elsewhere in our publications. By submitting a photo, the person grants Red Wing Republican Eagle non-exclusive, royalty-free copyright license to publish the picture online or in print and to republish the photo at any time in any and all Republican Eagle, RiverTown Newspaper Group or Forum Communications Co. media.

Of course, we won't sell prints of your photos. We will publish your name along with the photo and pass along any reprint requests to you.

Please remember that Photo of the Day is designed to reflect what's happening in our readership area. A photo must be an accurate representation of the scene; do not digitally alter the content.

To submit a photo, sent an electronic .jpg version to photos@republican-eagle.com. Images should not exceed 2.5 MB.

Include who took the photo, where and when it was taken as well as who - if anyone - is in the photo. People also may send any comments or other information they think may be helpful.

Our staff members don't pretend they can be everywhere at once. We also know there are plenty of talented photographers in our communities.

Photo of the Day is a way to increase the number of photographs on our Web site and showcase people's work.

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

(651) 301-7870
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