I am working on an article for a publication which involves calling up some people to get their takes on a story…

The publication gave me the contact information and then I called them. My time is not paid for by them, since I am paid only for the published article. There are two questions that I have based on this:

If the publication publishes the article, can I use some of the parts from the interview done on their behalf to write a piece for another publication?

If the publication does not publish the article, can I use the information I gathered on their behalf to write an article for another publication?


Such a question is usually a mater of policy or stipulation with an employee, and therefore, the company that hired you should determine what according to their policy can or can’t be done with the content.