Re: Bad bargaining
"Oh, and as a note to journalists and blog writers, stop putting pointless stock photos at the top of your stories."
Yes, upvoted! I wonder how much dosh the BBC pisses away in order to slather useless stock images into every article. Presumably they have an agreement with Getty & AP to use a certain number of stock photos per week/day/article (speculation, not based on any research).
E.g. article on nutrition - must have pictures of food, in case readers don't know what it looks like.
Article on education - must have pic of children in classroom.
Article on age-related issue - include pic of some old people, in case we don't know what they look like.
Article on cyber-crime - must have stock pic of weird corridor lit with green light, 'cos that's what computers look like, innit!