Hoodline Terms of Use

Last modified: January 18, 2024


Welcome to Hoodline. These Terms of Service ("TOS") govern your access to and use of our website and its content. By accessing or using Hoodline, you agree to be bound by these TOS.


Unless otherwise stated, all copy, images, and promotional content on Hoodline are the property of SFist LLC (d/b/a Hoodline) or any successor to the Hoodline business and the Hoodline users. Content syndicated on external sites must be presented unmodified, with clear, visible attribution and a link back to the original content on Hoodline.com. We reserve the right to demand the removal of our content from your site at any time, for any reason.

Use of AI in Journalism

At Hoodline, we view journalism as both a creative science and an art that necessitates a human touch. In our pursuit of delivering informative and engaging content, we integrate artificial intelligence (AI) to support our editorial processes. This includes organizing information, aiding in initial formatting stories for the editorial phase. It's important to note, however, that our stories are cultivated with a human-centric approach, involving thorough research and editorial oversight. While AI may assist in the background, the essence of our journalism — from conception to publication — is driven by human insight and discretion.


We value our reader community and encourage vibrant discussions. However, we will not tolerate hate speech, threats, defamation, spam, impersonation of others, or any form of harassment towards our writers and employees. Comments may be removed if they are off-topic or violate these principles.


Communications with Hoodline and its staff are considered property of Hoodline, Inc., though we are committed to protecting the identities of our sources and will honor requests for anonymity.

Crime Reporting

We responsibly report on crimes, including descriptive details of suspects only when sufficiently specific to be informative without contributing to profiling.


We aim for transparency regarding any potential conflicts of interest in our reporting, striving for objectivity in every story we cover.

Copyright and DMCA

If you believe content on Hoodline.com infringes your copyright, please contact our Copyright Agent at SFist LLC, as per the guidelines outlined in 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3).

For more details on our practices, refer to Hoodline's privacy policy. Your use of our services indicates your acceptance of these TOS, including our approach to integrating AI into our journalistic practices.