As a nonprofit newsroom with a focus on poverty, power and policy, MLK50 is proud to make our content accessible to the general public regardless of ability to pay.  

Unless otherwise noted, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism’s stories may be republished in print or online for free under a Creative Commons license. We only ask that you follow a few rules: 

  • You must credit MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. We prefer “Reporter’s Name, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism” in the byline. For digital publication, please add this line to the top of the story: “This story was originally published by MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. Subscribe to their newsletter here.”
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