A very common question from an emailer:
My husband and I brought our children to the (May 4 Royals/) Detroit Tigers game and one of the players high-fived my daughter after a homerun. We saw it was on your website and was wondering if it made the paper. Also we were going to see if there are any other pictures … that we could get a copy of.
Unfortunately, I had to give her bad news on two fronts. First of all, The Star can’t offer her a reprint of this or any other photo taken at a Royals game. Or the Chiefs, Sporting KC or any other major league event, for that matter. None of the big sports organizations — including major college conferences — allow any journalists to do this. That’s why you don’t see the button to buy prints on KansasCity.com under many sports photos.
The second part of her request has to do with newsroom policy. The Star doesn’t make unpublished photos (outtakes) available. If it doesn’t run in print or on the website, it stays inside the walls.