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Republishing Guidelines

The Journalist’s Resource publishes its written content under a Creative Commons — Attribution/No derivatives license. This means you can republish our articles for free, both online and in print, and we encourage you to do so. Thank you for helping us to inform the news! We only ask that you follow a few basic guidelines:

  • Please do not edit our pieces other than making minor changes to adhere to your publication’s preferred style guide. It’s OK to add serial commas if that’s what your newsrooms uses, for example. But please ask for permission to make major changes, including changes to headlines or translations into other languages. Please address questions and requests to Carmen Nobel at carmen_nobel@hks.harvard.edu.

  • Please note that you’re not required to include the text of the subhed that appears below the headlines of our pieces. (But you’re welcome to include it if you wish!)

  • Some of our longer pieces include graphics with story tips and other sidebar graphics directed toward journalists. It’s OK to republish those pieces without including those graphics.

  • If you republish one of our pieces online, please link back to the original piece and include all hyperlinks from the original piece.

  • Please include the author’s byline and an attribution line mentioning that the article was originally published on The Journalist’s Resource. If you’re republishing this piece on a website, please include a link to the original piece in the attribution line. We prefer the byline to include the name of our publication — e.g. “By Denise-Marie Ordway, The Journalist’s Resource.” 

  • Please note that our Creative Commons license does not include the main image that appears at the top of each piece. In the interest of making the republishing process easier for you, most of the images on our website are also published under their own Creative Commons license, but not all of them. That being the case, please do not republish the main image on this piece without asking for permission — unless it’s clear from the caption that the image came from a free image database such as Pixabay or Unsplash. You are free and encouraged to use your own image. For image permissions requests – or any other questions – please reach out to Carmen Nobel at carmen_nobel@hks.harvard.edu.

  • You do not have permission to sell our material separately. For example, you may not print out articles and sell them as individual entities. But you may publish our articles on websites that require paywall access or on pages with advertisements.
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