London, May 09, 2007. The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times were presented with the Credit Where Credit is Due award at the BAPLA Picture Buyers’ Fair today in Islington, London. The annual award, sponsored by PA Photos, aims to recognise best practice in national newspapers who have credited images and to raise awareness of this issue, particularly in the digital age.
Steven Brown, Managing Director of PA Photos presented the award for best crediting in a daily newspaper to Stuart Nicol of The Daily Telegraph. Ray Wells of The Sunday Times received the award for crediting the most images in a Sunday newspaper.
Steven Brown, Managing Director of PA Photos said, “We’re delighted to be supporting BAPLA and the Picture Buyers’ Fair in sponsoring this award. PA Photos, works closely with the UK’s media, supplying images. We strongly encourage clients to credit pictures, both to recognise the copyright owner, but also to maintain and protect access to venues and events, so we can provide the highest quality content to all of our customers.”
On average the use of credits across all newspapers is low, with just 39% of images appearing with credit information in a national newspaper and only 36% of all images in Sunday papers appearing with a credit. The Daily Telegraph came top of BAPLA’s national newspaper survey with 59% of its images usage credited. The Sunday Times credited 67% of all images and won the award 8% ahead of the runner up.
BAPLA is the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies.
The UK has the largest concentration of image libraries in the world.
BAPLA represents circa 80% of the UK's picture libraries and agencies.
BAPLA helps foster the community of image suppliers, image buyers, photographers and industry service suppliers.
The Picture Buyers’ Fair
The Picture Buyers' Fair is a trade show organised by BAPLA for BAPLA members and their image-buying clients.
It is the largest event of its kind for image buyers in the world.
There are over 140 exhibitors at the show offering a wealth of diverse imagery
Newspaper crediting survey facts
On average the use of credits across all newspapers is low, with just 39% of images appearing with credit information in a national newspaper and only 36% in Sunday papers (BAPLA Survey 2007).
On average national newspapers publish 174 images per newspaper, daily.
In 2006, the Independent won the award for crediting in both daily and Sunday press.