Definition: Editorial use

Graphics are for editorial use. They may only be used in the context of your own editorial coverage.

  • Non-commercial use: Editorial use means that a Graphic can only be used for non-commercial purposes. Consult your own lawyers if you are not sure whether the use you propose is “editorial” or “commercial”. This distinction is sometimes unclear and can vary between countries. It may also depend on the context in which a graphic is used.

    Use sport event logos with caution to avoid conflicts with commercial sponsors. They would undoubtedly notice and object if you used the official logo on the front of a magazine or on a bill-board! They do however want coverage of the event, so use of logos in association with graphics giving information about an event is usually acceptable on editorial pages. After all, any artist could create an alternative logo to get around a ban. It is much better for everyone if the official logo is used.

    When an advertisement is closely associated with editorial content there can also be differences of opinion as to whether the usage of the content is “editorial” or “advertorial”.

  • Personal information: Editorial publications are for education and personal information of the people receiving them. Permission to re-publish is not permitted; the use of some social media tools is not considered as republication | USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS |. Permission to use Graphics as hand-outs in classrooms can be obtained from Graphic News.


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