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Carolina Public Press (“CPP”) is a nonprofit online news service providing Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others. CPP may be found at www.carolinapublicpress.org and its journalism is also shared and republished by some of the state’s other top media organizations.

CPP currently allows news organizations and bloggers to freely share its content (please see “The Fine Print” section below). However, we do ask that you follow these requests:

Linking to Carolina Public Press Content

Any/all news organizations, websites, journalists, content creators and bloggers may link to and/or reference any or all content published by CPP without prior approval and without providing prior notice. CPP, however, requests that links keep the content in context and, where applicable, maintain headline integrity, though they may be edited for space and clarity.

Republishing Carolina Public Press Content: 2014

Before you republish any CPP content, either in full or in part:

Please download the CPP Content-Sharing Letter of Interest and send a signed copy to Executive Director Angie Newsome at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org. The full guidelines are provided below for your convenience and review. Contact Newsome with any questions, suggestions and or comments.

Find the Letter of Interest here. [PDF]

Written Content

  1. Written content may be republished or shared in print and/or your website, but you may not resell the story. For news websites using paywalls, CPP’s shared content must either:
    1. Be provided in full for free (and outside any paywall or subscriber restrictions); or
    2. The top three-five paragraphs may be republished followed by a link to the rest of the story at its original location on www.carolinapublicpress.org.
  2. Story content, facts, quotations and other data may not be significantly edited or reorganized without receiving prior and express permission. Permissible edits not requiring permission are: changing references to timing (for example: “today” to “yesterday”) and style edits to follow your publication’s style guidelines. We do not allow the altering of any direct quotes without express prior permission.
  3. If, in the editing process, you have a question regarding a fact, quote, data or other element of CPP’s story, please contact the organization’s editors and not the individual reporter or reporters.
  4. If you publish our story online, please include all internal links.
  5. Pick and choose. Please do not republish everything on our site without contacting our staff first.
  6. Give us credit. Please publish the author’s name as follows, for example: By Angie Newsome, Carolina Public Press.
  7. If you republish a story online, either link to www.carolinapublicpress.org in the byline or credit line and/or link to the originating story.
  8. Do not sell ads against our story. You may, however, publish it on a page surrounded by advertising you’ve already sold.
  9. Let us know if you republish or share a story appearing on our site or use it as a base for your own story. Please send us a link and/or hard copy of our story in your online, TV, radio or print product. Send all print copies to: Carolina Public Press, P.O. Box 17595, Asheville, N.C., 28816. Send links to Executive Director Angie Newsome at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

Photographs, Graphics and Multimedia

  1. Photography, graphics, data charts and multimedia reporting by CPP may not be republished, either in print or online, without express prior permission. We may or may not have full copyright to the images that appear on www.carolinapublicpress.org.
  2. We are unable offer any permission for the reprinting of public domain and/or reader-submitted photographs, including those appearing in the CPP Flickr group. To republish reader-submitted photographs, contact the original photographer directly. For photographs available in the public domain, CPP strongly recommends locating the original source to confirm republication rights.

Collaborations and Further Partnerships

  1. CPP may, on a case-by-case basis, collaborate with a single, set and/or group of content-sharing partners on single, long-term or special reporting projects. This collaboration may be developed with or without notification of any other content-sharing partner.
  2. CPP will not, without express prior approval in unique cases, refrain from reporting on a story, issue or topic at the request of a content-sharing partner. CPP will also not hold or otherwise delay the publication of any piece of content at the request of any single content-sharing partner.

The Fine Print

All content is the property of Carolina Public Press unless otherwise noted. While we welcome and encourage the republishing and sharing of CPP’s work, the organization reserves the right to alter, cancel or otherwise change its content-sharing guidelines with or without cause and with or without notice.

CPP reserves the right to prohibit republication of any or all of its content on a case-by-case, story-by-story and/or organization and/or company basis. Any media organization, website, blogger or other content creator or sharer that either cannot or refuses to follow the CPP content-sharing guidelines will be prohibited from republishing CPP’s content in the future.

CPP now makes all its content available for republication and/or sharing for free, but reserves the right to charge for that right at any point in the future.

Because CPP is a nonprofit news service, please consider supporting its ongoing success by making a charitable contribution. You may also consider paying CPP your organization’s standard third-party vendor fees for similar services (at a rate set by your organization) and/or contacting Executive Director Angie Newsome for sponsorship opportunities.

We appreciate your support!

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