College editor: Seeing our work go uncredited is ‘frustrating’

Jason Alpert, the 20-year-old editor UC Davis’s California Aggie, tells me that 30 or more news organizations have contacted the paper for permission to use its protest photos. “We let them use them as long as they cite California Aggie and the photographer,” he says. “We don’t ask for money.” But many media giants — including Forbes, Fox News, and ABC’s “Good Morning America” — have used images without crediting the college paper. “It’s frustrating,” says Alpert. “It’s poor journalism.” He adds that the smaller, local news outlets have been crediting the paper for its photos. Aggie staffers, who normally work three or four hours a day on the paper, have been staying on the job for up to seven hours a day to cover the campus protests, says Alpert.