Digital deal at the Guardian

THE NUJ and Guardian Newspapers have struck a deal on the use of images in the new digital version of the paper. Photographers who allow their images to be used on the PDF version delivered to subscribers will receive a further 1.5 per cent. The company has also agreed a commitment to review this figure after 18 months or 20,000 subscribers, whichever is the sooner.

The images will be posted at a resolution of 72 dpi.

Freelance organiser John Toner said it was important to establish the principle of further payment for the digital version, as other titles, notably The Telegraph, are trying to get away with paying nothing. Toner is to meet the newly recognised Telegraph chapel to discuss what assistance they might provide on this issue. The deal has been welcomed by other bodies representing photographers. Linda Royles, CEO of British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies (BAPLA) said: "I applaud the NUJ. Getting something from the Guardian when the norm is nothing is a victory."

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