Photos you can use

For instance, on the day that I am writing this (Christmas Day, 2006), the big news story is that James Brown, one of the greats of rock ‘n roll music, has died. As an individual running a news web site — or as a student running a news web site — I probably would not have any pictures of James Brown that I could use if I wanted to post something about him.

When I searched through Flickr for “James Brown” and used the Creative Commons filter, I came up with more than 1,000 that people had decided to share. —Photos you can use (JProf)

A great item about how indie newsbloggers can find free images for their online publications. (See also Mark Glaser‘s article on the same subject.)