A couple hours ago there was an apartment fire and I happened to live close enough that I could grab my camera and snap a few dozens photos. I wouldn't say any of them are one-in-a-million shots, but I contacted the local daily and sent a few low-res samples to a reporter. The reporter liked the pictures enough to forward them to a couple of editors who'll be taking a look at them tomorrow (they're gone for the night already). In the event that they do contact me and want to run one of my photos, what should I expect to happen next? I imagine I'll have to negotiate a price and terms of usage -- will this be verbal or will there be paper/emails involved? And when it comes to payment do I bill them or will they take care of it all?
Also, I shoot for my university's newspaper as well and will be submitting it to my editor. When negotiating with the local paper, should I push to maintain copyright of my image so that the university paper can print the same/similar photo? Is this considered double-dipping and is it unethical?