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Appeal Distribution Guidelines

We welcome any outlet to republish our articles in their entirety, for free, while adhering to the guidelines below:

  1. Please credit The Appeal as the source of first publication by including the following language below the dek:
    • This story (link to story) was originally published by The Appeal.
  2. Credit the author of the story by including their byline.
  3. If you publish online, link to the original story you are republishing from in the first paragraph of your story.
  4. You cannot modify the text of the original story. If you would like to add additional reporting, comment, color, social media, etc., please reach out to for permission. 
  5. At the bottom of the republished story after the story copy, add the following language:
    • The Appeal is a nonprofit newsroom that exposes how the U.S. criminal legal system fails to keep people safe and perpetuates harm.
  6. If you do republish an article of ours, please let us know by emailing 
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