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IVN’s long-term sustainability model is not built on selling online advertisements, but on credibility. As a result, our interest is in maintaining the integrity of our articles and brand by ensuring that every article meets our simple, but strictly applied, etiquette. This ensures that all secondary publishers can trust IVN’s consistency, quality, and credibility.

IVN reached over 1.5 million unique readers during the week of the 2012 election and has established a reputation within the independent political community as a trusted source for news that goes ‘Beyond the Headlines’ on issues that aren’t covered by traditional media or elsewhere in the blogosphere.

Why Syndicate With IVN?

IVN publishes original, professionally edited, and substantiated news articles Monday-Friday from a variety of sources: paid journalists, guest writers, regular columnists, professors, politicians, business leaders, industry experts and more.

For non-exclusive syndication agreements, all we ask is that secondary publishers credit the source (IVN) and the author of each article.

For exclusive content syndication agreements or first-right-of-use agreements, please contact us for terms and pricing.

We are proud of IVN’s reputation as a source of high-quality news. As a non-profit platform, IVN’s mission is to inform and educate. As such, we are looking for other quality publications that could benefit from having more content to populate their pages – a win-win for both parties.

Please contact us for more information and/or to discuss a syndication partnership with your esteemed publication.

By choosing to syndicate with IVN you will have access to high-quality in-depth journalism covering a broad range of state and national political issues. Our main categories include:

 

Terms and Policies

For non-exclusive syndication agreements, all we ask is that secondary publishers credit the source (IVN) and the author of each article.

***SAMPLE DISCLAIMER***

This article was originally published on IVN.us a non-profit news platform for independent writers, and authored by Lucas Eaves.

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For exclusive content syndication agreements or first-right-of-use agreements, please contact us for further terms and pricing. Syndication partners must also agree to our legal terms, available below.

 

 

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