PublicSource is a collaborative newsroom. We make our journalism available to you, and to media partners, because we believe informed and engaged citizens will make decisions that improve our region.

Other media outlets are welcome to publish PublicSource stories under the following guidelines and restrictions:

Print publications interested in republishing entire stories are asked to first contact Editor-in-Chief Halle Stockton at With PublicSource’s permission, the material can be republished, at no charge, with credit to PublicSource; the writers, photographers or other content producers; and a link to the website,

In print, we ask that you use this tagline:

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Print publications that expect to repeatedly republish PublicSource packages are encouraged to reach out to discuss arrangements for ongoing permission.

Online, we ask that you republish the first three paragraphs with a link back to the specific story for users to finish reading on the PublicSource website. Please use this tagline:

This article was originally published by PublicSource, a nonprofit newsroom serving the Pittsburgh region. Sign up for its free weekly newsletters here.

If you want to republish the story in full online, we may be open to discussing a fee for that right. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Halle Stockton at

Additional guidelines:

  • We ask that our logo provided below be used in both online and print versions; when online, please hyperlink the logo back to
  • Our material cannot be edited except to reflect changes in time, location and editorial style.
  • We cannot grant permission for media created by our partner publications or media licensed from third parties.
  • You must tag PublicSource when sharing our stories as posts on your social media. 
  • You cannot republish our content wholesale or automatically. Select stories may be republished individually. 
  • You have no rights to sell our stories to any third parties or represent yourself as an authorized owner or representative of our material. You may not put our stories behind a paywall.
  • PublicSource does not allow reprints of our images free of charge beyond news outlets following the above republishing guidelines. To license a one-time reprint of an image, the rights of which belong to PublicSource, there is a charge of $200 per photo. Contact with questions and requests.

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(Updated October 2022. Credits: Some republishing guidelines adapted from those published by ProPublica and 100 Days in Appalachia.)