EnviroNews Syndication Policy: Rules of Engagement for Publishers Wanting to Syndicate EnviroNews’ Stories

While EnviroNews is a privately-owned American news corporation, our mission maintains a model of community and public service through the broadcasting of critical journalism and investigative reporting. Hence, we do allow for the liberal syndication and reprinting of EnviroNews video and article stories by other news agencies, blogs, websites, and publishers.

All of EnviroNews‘ content is 100% original news reporting. Publishers can rest assured that EnviroNews never reprints or syndicates any news whatsoever from other agencies. We won’t reprint yours, but you may reprint ours. By syndicating or reprinting original EnviroNews reporting, the publisher agrees to the following terms and rules of engagement.

Online Print Media: Headline News Articles, News Beat Articles, Investigative Reports, News Analyses, Editorials

  1. Unless you are part of the EnviroNews Media Partner Program and in an approved ongoing syndication agreement with EnviroNews, it is always good form to ask for permission when wanting to reprint a story. 🙂 If all the other rules of engagement are followed, chances are, we won’t deny the request.
  2. The reprinted story shall contain a backlink to the original EnviroNews story and shall credit EnviroNews as the original source of the story. This credit shall be placed in a prominent, visible place where readers may be encouraged to also visit the original source story on EnviroNews’ website.
  3. The reprinted story shall include zero alterations to the original content contained in the article body. Publishers or their editors may include clearly marked notes or commentary at the top or bottom of the article if necessary. Any added notes shall be identified as such and made to appear separate from the EnviroNews article by being in bold, italics, or by being contained within a box or window. EnviroNews typically discourages the implementation of commentary as part of re-print syndication.
  4. The reprinted article shall maintain all reference backlinks contained within the original EnviroNews story. If the syndicating publisher is having a hard time obtaining or implementing the backlinks, they may request the story’s HTML code from EnviroNews. EnviroNews can’t always provide this, but in many situations, we can.
  5. The reprinted story shall credit the original EnviroNews author and provide a backlink to their story-feed on the EnviroNews website (obtainable by clicking the author’s name on the EnviroNews byline.)
  6. The publisher reprinting the article shall not place the EnviroNews author on their own byline. Although this can be a common mistake, this is incorrect and indicates that EnviroNews‘ reporter authored the piece for their publication.
  7. Syndicating publishers are required to reprint EnviroNews article content exactly and may not alter it in any way (see rule 3). However, they may create their own headlines for our stories, as long as they don’t sensationalize the topic, deviate from the primary subject matter or slant the story in a disingenuous direction. Any unique headline added to an EnviroNews reprint is subject to rejection by The Editors at EnviroNews. In this event, the publisher will be required to alter or remove the story from their website. Though not required, syndicating the original EnviroNews headline along with its story is always the safest bet.
  8. We refuse the right to offer service to anyone.  If the editorial positions of a publisher differ vastly from those at EnviroNews, requests to reprint our content may be denied, or you may be contacted and asked to remove the story from your website if you have reprinted it without our permission. Prime examples of this might include agencies that espouse a view of climate change denial, or that push pro-nuclear energy propaganda.
  9. All content on the EnviroNews website is owned and copyrighted by EnviroNews, and may not be reprinted without the expressed consent of EnviroNews. Failure to comply with any of the above rules of engagement may result in you being asked to remove the EnviroNews content from your website.

Online Video Media: Investigative Reports, Newsreels, Editorials, Documentaries, Video News Beat, Education Videos

  1. The embed codes on EnviroNews‘ unique video players are open and available to anyone person in the public domain and can be shared across a variety of online platforms including news websites and blogs. While it is always good form to ask for permission when syndicating any original content from a news source, EnviroNews does not require this for its video players.
  2. Publishers accepted into the EnviroNews Media Partners Program shall receive an EnviroNews video player unique to their news agency or blog, and may request to share in ad revenues generated on the EnviroNews video player (subject to approval).
  3.  While the EnviroNews video embed codes are liberally available to the general public, businesses, institutions and organizations, all video content on the EnviroNews website and beyond is owned and copyrighted by EnviroNews.  We refuse the right to offer service to anyone. While the syndication possibilities with the EnviroNews video player are virtually endless, EnviroNews will not tolerate hate or discrimination, nor will we tolerate any slanderous attacks against the Company or any or our journalists, reporters, editors, news readers, producers, employees or executives.  Broadcasting any EnviroNews video in a forum that propagates such attacks may result in a request for the publisher to remove the EnviroNews content from their website.  Failure to comply may result in legal action.