We welcome and encourage accredited news organizations to republish our original articles. Unless otherwise noted, you can republish our articles under a BY-NC-ND 3.0 US Creative Commons license. (Here’s the legal code). Here’s what it comes down to:

Attribution. You must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the original story. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in a way that suggests Barn Raiser endorses the republisher or its use of republished content.

Non Commercial. You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

Republication of a Barn Raiser story constitutes your agreement to abide by the terms of this republication policy. We ask that you please follow these guidelines.

  • Bylines should be written in the following format: author name(s), Barn Raiser
  • At the top of the story, include the following text: “This story was originally published by Barn Raiser, your independent source for rural and small town news.” Please link the URL of the original story to the words Barn Raiser.
  • If you use canonical metadata, please use the Barn Raiser URL. You can find more information on canonical metadata here. Otherwise, if your CMS allows it, we ask that you add a noindex meta tag to prevent search engines from indexing the version on your site. Many content systems can add this tag without editing any code.
    • Example noindex tag: <meta name="robots" content="noindex">
  • You can change the headlines/subheadings of Barn Raiser stories and make small edits to reflect changes in time/location/editorial style. Substantive edits for content or length without express approval prior to republication are not allowed. Please contact editorial@barnraisingmedia.com with any questions.
  • Any photos credited to Barn Raiser may be reused with proper credit. Photos from third-party sources (AP, Getty, etc.) require separate permissions. You may use different photos for stories.
  • Story art including photos, illustrations and graphics may not be republished independent of the article they originally accompany. In other words, you can’t keep our photography for your file or future use. Republished story art must be accompanied by its original credit.
  • We sometimes republish articles that originated elsewhere and cannot grant reprint permission for these pieces. These works are clearly marked by bylines and other credits, but if you aren’t sure, please ask us.
  • All republished Barn Raiser content must contain all the hyperlinks contained in our originally published story. You also cannot add new hyperlinks in our article text.
  • We also ask that you don’t sell ads specifically meant to be placed in our stories. If you already have ads populating on your site, that’s completely fine.
  • If you share the story on social media, please tag us on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Let us know if you republish our content! After you re-publish the story, send us a link at editorial@barnraisingmedia.com. As a nonprofit news site, tracking the impact of our reporting and analysis is crucial. We’d love to hear more about how the work was useful to you and your outlet.

If you regularly re-publish Barn Raiser content, please consider supporting us so we can continue to make high-quality stories available for free republication. To discuss organizational support for Barn Raiser, please contact CEO Anne Mollo-Christensen at anne@barnraisingmedia.com.

For any additional questions or inquiries, please contact editorial@barnraisingmedia.com