Reprint Policy

Thank you for your interest in reprinting material from The Revelator. As a nonprofit news site, we hope the reporting and ideas published here will travel far and wide.

Beginning January 1, 2019, most stories on The Revelator are published with a Creative Commons 3.0 license and can be reprinted free of charge as long as the content is not altered in any material way. If you are a news organization and would like to reprint our content, here’s how.


  • When reprinting our content, cite The Revelator as the source, and if republishing online include a link back to the original story. Our preferred language, ideally placed beneath the byline, reads: “This story was originally published by The Revelator.”
  • Include the author’s byline and bio.
  • Do not make any substantial edits or deletions to the story. Changes to headlines, time or location or for editorial style are permitted.
  • More substantial edits, including cuts or additions, are not permitted without prior consultation.
  • Reprinted materials may not be sold or otherwise syndicated or used to solicit donations of any kind. Please don’t put our content behind a paywall. Republication does not imply an endorsement of The Revelator or the Center for Biological Diversity.
  • We like to keep track of who is reprinting our work, so please drop us a line if you republish one of our stories or if you have any questions.
  • This reprint policy does not include photographs or other illustrations, which may be subject to other licenses and may not be republished. You may reprint photos and graphics attributed to The Revelator with proper attribution.


  • Stories published from other news outlets or books are not available for reprint and will be noted with the original source at the bottom of the article.
  • In rare cases some original content will be unavailable for reprint and will be noted with a copyright notice — © — at the bottom of the article, and a note that it is not available for reprint from us. (Please note that many of the materials published on our site before January 1, 2019 are copyrighted and are not available for reprint.)

Please contact Revelator editor John R. Platt for more details or with any questions.