Rtvsrece 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 select Rtvsrece stories, marked by a “Republish this story” button at the bottom of the story page. When that button is clicked, you will gain access to our guidelines and html code that helps to easily copy the content, including photos and code that allows us to track the story's reach.

It's important that you use the code provided to meet the conditions set.

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Let us know when you use our work by sending an email to stephaniemirah@rtvsrece.com. Send any additional questions you have to Editor-in-Chief Halle Stockton at halle@rtvsrece.com.

Additional guidelines:

  • Our material cannot be edited except to reflect changes in time, location and editorial style.
  • You must not resell the story or sell ads against the story. It’s fine to publish the story on a page that’s surrounded by previously sold ads, however.
  • We cannot grant permission to republish media created by our partner publications or that we license from third parties.
  • Please exclude our work from being published or syndicated to third-party platforms or apps like Newsbreak under your publication name.
  • Please tag Rtvsrece 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.
  • Rtvsrece 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 Rtvsrece, there is a charge of $200 per photo. Contact info@rtvsrece.com with questions and requests.

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(Updated May 2024)