Our Reuse Policy
(This policy was updated on May 16, 2021.)
We are a non-profit news organization and we believe in collaboration. That’s why we encourage other news organizations to cite our stories and our data.
If you want to republish a significant amount of an article or the entire article, you must ask permission in writing. We will respond promptly, most likely with a “yes.” Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, just follow the guidelines below.
To cite our data or use our graphics and charts:
- Do not alter the graphics.
- Include the Crosstown logo and designer credit that accompanies each graphic.
- Mention prominently that the data analysis was performed by Crosstown and, when appropriate, cite the original source of the data (e.g. LAPD crime dataset, LA Metro, etc.).
- It is fine to include only the data that is relevant to your city or neighborhood. But please do not cherry-pick certain statistics and exclude others in a manner that alters the meaning of the original story.
- You must link back to our website: xtown.la
- If you share a piece on social media that includes our graphics, please tag us: @CrosstownLA.
- To see an example of how this can be done, look here.
To republish a story in its entirety:
- First, write to us at email@example.com requesting permission.
- Include the original bylines at the top of the story, mark it clearly that it was republished from Crosstown (e.g.: John Smith, Crosstown)
- Include prominently a link back to our site: xtown.la.
- Do not alter the story.
- Do not alter the headline in a way that changes the meaning of the initial headline or politicizes the article.
- If you share something of ours on social media please let us know by tagging us @CrosstownLA.
- Play fair.
And if you have any questions, just write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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