I'm starting a couple of blogs where I would like to take a news story (or part of) and the accompanying image (or a relevant image from elsewhere) from a typical official news site (that presumeably will have RSS) and then add some comments of my own to the post on my blog.
What I'd like to know is the best way to syndicate these items in the most appropriate manner (regarding attribution of source and maintaining a professional look on my site) without plaguarising, breaking copyright etc.
Obviously I could copy/paste the text and link back to the original source, but is there an easier/better/more professional way to do this?
This is probably a dumb question that I should know the answer to but...I'm thinking that there is an easy way to pull in the RSS feed, or use clipmarks...or something (duh).
If it's not possible to do this (I see most news sites have strict copyright rules) I presume the best bet would be to summarize the news stories, and link to them as the source? Where can one get images that they can use of leading figures/places etc on their blogs? Or can't they?
Many thanks in advance.