The News Tribune Reprint Guidelines

March 7, 2011 

Q: Do I need written permission to reprint articles or photos?
A: Yes. Articles, photos, graphics, and audio/video that are published in The News Tribune and on thenewstribune.com are protected by federal copyright laws and may not be reprinted without written approval. We grant reprint permission for material created by The News Tribune and thenewstribune.com but it does not extend to wire services, syndicates or freelancers. You must contact those agencies or people directly. An informative video relating to copyright law can be found at www.copyright.com.

Q: I just want a reprint of a TNT photo to give as a gift or to hang on the wall. Do I need a copyright release for that?
A: No. Reprints of TNT photos for personal use are available at www.thenewstribune.com/reprints.

Q: I'm a K-12 teacher and I would like to make a few copies of a story by a TNT staff writer for my class. Is this possible?
A: More often than not, we allow The News Tribune content to be reproduced for personal or educational purposes at no charge. Please contact to make sure we're aware of the article you are reproducing. Churches and assorted community nonprofit organizations will need to pay a small royalty fee for reprinting or distributing TNT content.

Q: I work for a local business and would like to forward a copy of a TNT article to my entire office. Is that ok?
A: Yes, as long as you have paid a licensing fee to do so. Basic companywide email redistribution licenses for businesses of any size start at $50 per year. You can find out more about an Annual Copyright License at www.copyright.com or view the video Copyright@work.

Q: I own a business that The News Tribune did a story on and would like to reprint the story for a marketing campaign. Is that ok?
A: No. We do not grant permission for commercial ventures to reprint our content.

Q: I'm running for office and I want to reprint a series of stories for my campaign literature. Is that ok?
A: No. We do not grant permission to political candidates and organizations to reprint stories, editorials, columns or photos as part of campaigns. And, specifically we do not grant requests by candidates to reproduce stories, or The News Tribune nameplate, in campaign materials.

Q: I would like to reprint some photos for a presentation I am doing. Is this possible?
A: Any requests by local individuals and organizations to reprint photos or reuse video will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Q: Can I post The News Tribune photos, articles, graphics or video on my website?
A: No. We do not allow our content to be posted or hotlinked on other websites.

Q: Can I link to content on thenewstribune.com.com?
A: Yes. You may link to content on the The News Tribune website without written permission. However, if you would like to post more than the first two paragraphs on your site followed by a link to the full story on thenewstribune.com, you need to obtain written permission.

Q: How do I request reprint permission?
A: All requests, with the exception of linking content -- which may include running the first two paragraphs of the story -- must be made by either contacting The News Tribune or by using the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com.

Reprint requests may be addressed to:
The News Tribune Attn: Mary Anderson
1950 S. State Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Or via email to mary.anderson@thenewstribune.com