Saturday, November 27, 2021

Republishing Our Content Guidelines


The Ally’s goal is to educate and engage. That’s why you’re welcome to republish our articles for free using the following ground rules. (Please let us know if you republish our stories; it makes us happy!)

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. You must give us credit, ideally in this format: “by Shelley Buchanan, The Sierra Nevada Ally” 
  2. If you publish online, you must include the links from the story, and a link to
  3. If you make changes that are more significant than style tweaks — such as adding a comment from a local official — you need to include a note like this: “Additional reporting by the … Reporter.” 
  4. You can publish our photos and graphics with the stories with which they originally appeared. For any other uses, you must seek our permission. (creator attribution of photos/graphics if in original posting)
  5. When possible, include the following: The Sierra Nevada Ally is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs about policy, environment, and culture.
  6. If you share the story on social media, please mention our Twitter and Facebook accounts: with a @sierranevadally (FB)/ @SierraNVAlly (Twitter) within the post
  7. Don’t sell the story. 
  8. Don’t sell ads against the story. Feel free, however, to publish it on a page surrounded by ads you’ve already sold.
  9. Articles include a tracker to help us measure the reach and understand the impact of our stories. This tracker captures view counts and helps us break them down by date, your site’s domain, and from where you grabbed the article. No other information is gathered.

From time to time, The Sierra Nevada Ally publishes content written by other newsrooms as part of exclusive partnerships. Stories written by third-party partners are not available for republishing, unlike regular Sierra Nevada Ally stories. For questions, email 

We encourage you to republish our best online video content, photographs, images, and multimedia packages – all we ask is that you follow our republishing guidelines.

Unless otherwise noted, you can republish our articles for free under a Creative Commons license. Here’s what you need to know:

At the top of the text of your story, include a line that reads: “This story was originally published by the Sierra Nevada Ally ” You must link to the original URL of the story.

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 website designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.

We do not generally permit the translation of our stories into another language.

Any website our stories appear on must include a prominent and effective way to contact you.

Extracts: you can run the first few lines or paragraphs of the article and then say: “Read the full article on The Sierra Nevada Ally” with a link back to the article.

Quotes: you can quote authors provided you include a link back to the article URL.

Print: articles can be published in print under these same rules, with the exception that you do not need to include the counter and links. We would appreciate it if you would send an image of the republished article to us so that we can share it with the author.

Podcast and video: are also covered by creative commons and the same attribution requirements apply.If you have any other questions, contact