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Journalism - Finding and Using Images, Maps, Video & Audio: Home

Tips & links to help with citing and locating media. Also contains resources for understanding copyright and fair use of media

Using This Guide

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This guide covers how images, maps, video, and audio are used in journalism. In it you will find:

  • Tips for locating and citing images and video for both academic and personal use online.
  • An overview of media copyright and fair use as well as tools for determining the copyright status of media.
  • Links to media organizations' "best practices" for using and citing image, video and audio media.

The tabs above will direct you to subject pages populated with valuable resources for these topics.

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Vera Elwood
Head, Journalism Library
103A Reynolds Journalism Institute
Phone: 573-882-6591
Email: velwood@missouri.edu

Sandy Schiefer
Journalism Librarian
103B Reynolds Journalism Institute
Phone: 573-882-0660
email: schiefers@missouri.edu