If I've been paid by a publication to shoot a sporting event and the university SID wants a shot for the website, yes, I've given it to them free of charge. I've already been paid once and I'm there BECAUSE the university has given permission. I don't see the problem. And I don't charge family.
You left out the other times you've previously stated on this board, but good try.
Give them away because they let you in, seriously? This is exactly what media outlets fight AGAINST, all the major sports and many minor ones have tried to put this in their credential agreement but every single time media outlets fight it because it's absolutely asinine to think as a photojournalist you have to hand over images for access!
You left out the fact the publication was the university making your posts confusing and what ajaffe is talking about. Originally your made it sound like a third party publication was hiring you, and since the university let you in for that publication you give them free images, this would be completely idiotic in my personal opinion for multiple reasons.
Something else you need to learn, you take people's personal opinions and try to make it sound like they are ordering someone around to do it this or that way, no it's personal opinions based off what they've done right/wrong and trying to help educate others. Ironic thing is while complaining about what others have to say in their personal opinions you always try to make it sound like your way is the right way doing the same thing!
Because people have an opinion on everything. And some people spend their life angry or upset or disappointed. It's sad, really. Nobody has the 'right' to a certain job. Nowhere does it say you get to have the job you've always dreamed of. As for taking job from people who do it for a living, cream usually rises to the top. If someone's work is of equal quality and they want to give it away, there really isn't anything you can do about it but come on a website like this and have the conversation we've been having for the past few pages.
Wow, you are one hell of a guy if you know how people are all because of how they reply in a thread with advice. Spending life angry, upset or disappointed and how sad it is...care to NAME one person in this thread that lives that way? Man up and start backing up your attempts at personal attacks from up there on the pedestal. Amazing!
Lastly, the cream does rise to the top and why some make a living doing it while others don't - that's capitalism. You think people accepting free images care about quality? In MANY cases, would say a vast majority, they do not care one bit about quality! Most will take bad to mediocre quality over exceptional just simply because it's free.
There is DEFINITELY something you can do about it...don't be one of those people, actually care about the industry and being a photojournalist, speak out and help educate. This goes with anything in life, you sit there and let it happen or you try to help and educate and share experience of good and bad while saying why they worked/didn't. Not about wanting to be involved, it's about letting a newbie college kid who knows nothing but thinks he knows it all that there's better ways out there, in other words avoiding the mistakes those who survived have already made, i.e. EXPERIENCE!