LexisNexis Announces Availability of McClatchy-Tribune Photos and Graphics

Feb 23, 2007


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LexisNexis U.S., a provider of information and services solutions, has enhanced its collection of global news, business, and legal information with photos and graphics from McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT).

The MCT photo collection includes images from MCT staff photographers, newspaper contributors, several Pulitzer Prize winners and experienced freelance photographers. MCT image topics include U.S. News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle, Sports, Travel and significant news events, such as elections and storm coverage. The MCT graphics collection includes graphics, maps, charts, and illustrations from journalists in MCT's U.S. and European bureaus. MCT graphics topics include: U.S. News, World News, Business, Entertainment, Health, Science and Technology, Travel, Sports and Special Events, such as the Olympics and Oscars.

Several key features of image searching within LexisNexis will be surfaced to the user, including the commingling of images with traditional text search results, which supports a more complete view of a particular topic. Additionally, once a search is run the user will have the ability delineate between image and non-image results in two ways: 1) via a new camera icon in the search results list designating clearly that the cite contains an image; 2) the addition of an "images" category, which is driven by LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology, designed to allow the user to drill down within their search results and only view those results that have images.

For no additional charge, LexisNexis subscribers to Nexis and lexis.com can access MCT's photo collection. The graphics collection can be accessed separately for $6 per graphic; there is no charge to view a thumbnail. Each image is accompanied by a caption, author, and other applicable information related to the image.

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