What is syndication? What do you do?

Syndication is the licensing and copyright department of the Telegraph Media Group Limited. We answer all re-use requests, enquiries about copyright, and grant permission and licences for  all editorial content from Telegraph Media Group publications.  Our main titles are The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, telegraph.co.uk, Telegraph Magazine, Stella, Ultra Travel, Luxury, ST Fashion. 

Our role is to assist any individuals, businesses or publishers wishing to reproduce or use Telegraph content, (e.g. articles, quotes from articles, headlines, photographs, cartoons, graphics, etc.)  in print, online, television, films, marketing, etc.

If you have seen an article, photograph, headline, cartoon, graphic, puzzle, or any other content in Telegraph publications and would like to use it please contact us.

Whatever your republishing needs, Telegraph Syndication is happy to assist. Contact us.

Do I need to contact you to use content from Telegraph publications?

Permission and a licence is required for any use of content from Telegraph publications.

Are there situations where permission is not required to use Telegraph content?

A list of the exceptions can be found here.  

Is everything from The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Telegraph digital editions available for syndication? 

Not everything published in the Telegraph is available for use. The copyright may be held by someone other than Telegraph Media Group. In this circumstance we can assist by giving you contact details of the copyright holder, whom you should approach directly. Some photographs in the newspaper or online may be clearly credited to the agency concerned, for example, “Reuters,” but if you are unsure, please email Syndication for clarification.

Is there a fee to reproduce or use Telegraph content?

In nearly all circumstances, a fee is applicable.

My business or product has been featured in the Telegraph and I would like to reproduce or use the content.

Please contact the Syndication department.   We can license content for a wide range of uses which will help you capitalise on the coverage from our publications.

Can I reproduce or use your newspaper masthead/Telegraph Media Group Limited logo?

Please email Syndication: Include details of how and where you intend to reproduce or use our logo/masthead. We have stringent business compliance requirements, which could mean your request is declined.

I am a television/book researcher and would like to use a Telegraph newspaper, telegraph.co.uk or a headline in my programme/film/book. 

Please email Syndication for permission, including details of the script and context in which the Telegraph will be shown and the transmission rights required.

Do I need permission to use Telegraph content in my digital product/service if I include link backs to the Telegraph?

Yes, permission is required for any use of Telegraph content.  Please email Syndication with details of the product/service and the content you wish use.

Can I search the Telegraph archives?

You can search for articles published from 1996 onwards using The Telegraph website, however, not everything is carried online and we would be happy to perform a search for you. We are also happy to search our private photo archive for you. A fee may be applicable for either service, dependent on the extent of the search. Please email your request to the Syndication department.

We already have a NLA Media Access licence so do we still need usage permission from Syndication?

It depends on the NLA Media Access licence you hold. They can be found here. If the use falls outside of your licence, contact Syndication with the details.

Who are NLA Media Access ?

NLA Media Access was set up by eight national newspapers to protect the industry’s copyright through collective licensing.  They provide specific re-use licences for newspapers and magazines, including Telegraph publications. Information can be found here.

Can I reproduce your article or photo on my blog/ personal website? Do I have to pay?

Please email Syndication for permission and include details of which article or photo you wish to reproduce and the link to your site or blog. There will be a charge to reproduce any Telegraph content. Alternatively, you can link to The Telegraph website without charge. Permission is not required, providing you do not reproduce/use any of our content.

I am going to submit a blog/comment/article to The Telegraph website. Does this mean Telegraph Media Group can syndicate it?

Yes. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions here before you submit your content.

Can I email an article from The Telegraph website to my friend?

Yes. The email-a-friend facility is available on The Telegraph, although if it is a Premium article, they won’t be able to read it without a subscription. You only need to contact Syndication if you wish to reproduce the article or you want to email the article to a large number of people.

Can I share Telegraph content via social media?

You may share Telegraph content from the website via the social media options (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) at the top of each article, underneath the headline.  If you wish share content via another method please email Syndication with the details.  

Can I reproduce a Letter to the Editor from the newspaper?

We do not syndicate individual Letters to the Editor as the copyright is held by the author and you will need to approach them directly for permission. We cannot supply the addresses of members of the public if they have not been published, however, you can write to them care of The Daily Telegraph or The Sunday Telegraph Letters to the Editor, requesting permission to reproduce:

Letters to the Editor, The Daily Telegraph/The Sunday Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT.

Or you can email: [email protected]

If the author of the letter is a councillor, Member of Parliament, Member of The House of Lords, a scholar, or member of the clergy, please contact them directly via their institution or governing body, which should be easily accessible online.

I am a reader, how can I buy a copy of a Matt, Blower, Bob cartoon or photograph for my personal use only? 

Prints of photographs, that are available, and cartoons for personal reader use  can be viewed and ordered here or by calling Newsprints on 0191 603 0178. Or you can email: [email protected]

Commercial uses, i.e. non reader use, of photographs or cartoons should be directed to Syndication.

Where can I buy a back issue of a Telegraph newspaper?

Readers wishing to obtain a back copy for personal use can be bought here.

May I reprint an article in my church/village/parishnewsletter?

If you are producing a small circulation local newsletter (print run under 500) and wish to use text from the Telegraph titles, please do so with credit to the writer and the relevant Telegraph publication. Please note, the article cannot be cut or edited in any way without prior permission from the Syndication department. Photograph reproduction may carry a cost. Please email [email protected] clearly stating the photo description, photo credit, and date of publication.

I am a teacher. May I photocopy an article for classroom use? 

Most schools and educational bodies have a licence with the NLA Media Access which covers such uses. For more information or to obtain a licence, contact:

NLA Media Access, Church Road, Wellington Gate, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1NL


Tel: 01892 525 273

Fax: 01892 525 275

Email: [email protected]

Alternatively go to  www.newspapersforschools.co.uk or email: [email protected]

I am a student. May I reprint an article in my coursework/dissertation?

You may reproduce Telegraph articles in your essay or dissertation providing that it will not be published outside of your school/college/university in any way. Please ensure the following credit is used: Author/Photographer name/Telegraph Media Group/publication date i.e. John Smith / Telegraph Media Group 2008Telegraph Contributors

If you provide content to The Telegraph (e.g. writers,  photographers, cartoonists, etc.) and need assistance, please contact the Rights and Licensing Manager: [email protected]

I am a freelance contributor. What are the standard terms of commissioning at TMG?

You can view the terms of commissioning here.

How long does it take to get a reply from Syndication?

If your email is received during Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm we’ll reply within the same day.