Adding a photo to your article requires finding appealing images that relate to your content and fit the theme of the blog and magazine.
- Upon writing your article (following the guidelines outlined in the Writer’s Guidebook), you will select a photo to be published alongside your story.
- Select and add a photo to your submission using the procedure outlined below.
Adding a Photo:
Be familiar with the Blog and Magazine: spend a few minutes skimming through articles and getting a feel for the types of photos we typically publish.
Step 1: Find a photo
Now that you’ve written your awesome article, it’s time to find an accompanying photo. Try to only use the sites below for finding images or sites that allow image usage (creative commons or no rights reserved photos). Photos before the 1920s are safe to use, so feel free to get creative. Photographs on any U.S. government site are public domain, so check out sites like USAID, CIA World Factbook, whitehouse.gov, etc. Photos on any UN websites are open source as well.
*When choosing photos from Flickr, please do not use photos with the label “All Rights Reserved.” Photos with the label “some rights reserved” are okay to use.
Take a look at the video below to learn how to properly search for open source photos in Google images. Disregard the portion of the video that instructs you to download the photo to your computer. Instead, you will simply be copy and pasting the URL of the photo.