Want to use Philadelphia Neighborhoods award-winning content for your news site?
Based on ProPublica’s Steal Our Stories model, Philadelphia Neighborhoods has developed a similar model for sharing our content with other news media for free.
Furthermore, in the spirit of collaboration with the news media and for the benefit of the people in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, if you would like to continue the reporting on any of the stories you found on PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, please reach out to us. We are happy to provide our notes, contacts and to connect you with the reporter(s) who did the original reporting.
These decisions come from believing in the journalism we produce and a desire to get information to as many people as possible.
Using a Creative Commons license allows news media to use our copy at no cost, within certain parameters. Visual components such as images, video, infographics, etc., require approval from the editor.
An abbreviated version of the permissions from the license are as follows:
You are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
Under the following terms:
- Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
- NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
- NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
- You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
- No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.
Philadelphia Neighborhoods requires the following specific terms and conditions:
- You have to credit us — ideally in the byline. We prefer “Author Name, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com.” If your CMS does not allow you to do this, please include a line at the top of the story that reads: “This story was originally published by PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com”
- You can’t edit our material, except to reflect relative changes in time, location and editorial style. (For example, “yesterday” can be changed to “last week,” and “Portland, Ore.” to “Portland” or “here.”)
- You cannot republish our photographs, illustrations, infographics or videos without specific permission (contact our editor for more information).
- It’s okay to put our stories on pages with ads, but not ads specifically sold against our stories. You can’t state or imply that donations to your organization support Philadelphia Neighborhood’s work.
- You can’t sell our material separately or syndicate it.
- You can’t republish our material wholesale, or automatically; you need to select stories to be republished individually.
- You can’t use our work to populate a web site designed to improve rankings on search engines, or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
- We do not generally permit translation of our stories into another language.
- Any web site our stories appear on must include a prominent and effective way to contact you.
- If you share republished stories on social media, we’d appreciate being tagged in your posts.
If you have any other questions, contact our editor, Christopher Malo.