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We just received a request for maybe the second or third time ever from a reader who wants to purchase one of our photos and I don't know what to charge, among other questions. Cannot for the life of me remember how we've done this in previous situations. Also, do you include some sort of sm…

We have a reader who wants to place weekly ads in support of Donald Trump. She wants to pay to run memes that she's seen on Facebook..She wants it to appear exactly like what appeared on Facebook with a paid for line with her name. The staff and I have been talking for 30 minutes on whether …

We have a reader who wants to place weekly ads in support of Donald Trump. She wants to pay to run memes that she's seen on Facebook..She wants it to appear exactly like what appeared on Facebook with a paid for line with her name. The staff and I have been talking for 30 minutes on whether …

This past week a 31-year-old teacher in a community 100 miles away was charged with criminal sexual assault of a student. He was graduated from Benson High School 13 years ago. The story has been published in the St. Cloud Times, Minnesota, which is the nearest large city. A daily 30 miles a…

I'm curious to know if it was practice in smaller areas back in the 1960s for the local photojournalist to share images with police, to act almost as the crime scene photographer, using "for print" images themselves and giving crime scene images to the authorities.