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6th February 2009, 9:38am
Deal puts photos at students' fingertips
Whitby Abbey (c)Rex University of Lincoln journalism students are among the first in the country to benefit from a pioneering partnership with top picture agency Rex Features.

The University’s Lincoln School of Journalism has signed up with Rex to allow its print students access to its massive photo database for their magazine projects.

Glen Marks, head of sales development at Rex, said: "I'm very excited that Rex Features is able to offer a service to journalism and design students to use our website for their course projects. It is important that students appreciate and understand how to access copyrighted pictures from our website as they will become professional users in the future."

Third year students are able to access up to 3,500,000 news, celebrity, features, and stock pictures online via Rex's website.

The students, who will use the images as part of their printed magazines during their BA (Hons) Journalism degree, will each have a quota of images available to them. This is the first year the scheme has been available to students.

Head of the Lincoln School of Journalism, Professor John Tulloch, said: “This will transform the work in magazine journalism and production undertaken by Lincoln students and give them access to a fully professional database - a great preparation for working in the magazine industry.”

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