Danielle Coffey
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Danielle Coffey
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

About Danielle:

Danielle Coffey is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the News Media Alliance, which represents 2,000 news media outlets worldwide. Danielle leads the organization’s advocacy and strategy. While focusing on a digital future for news, which includes building a more favorable legislative and regulatory environment for the digital distribution of news content, her government affairs and policy advocacy is driven by news publishers’ core mission of a flourishing, free and independent press.

Before joining the News Media Alliance, Danielle was Vice President and General Counsel for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) where she led advocacy efforts for member companies on issues that affected the internet ecosystem, broadband deployment, content regulation and international trade. She was responsible for informing and educating government representatives about member companies’ technologies and advocated for policies that facilitate innovation.

Danielle is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI).

Danielle earned her JD from the Catholic University Law School, with a specialization in Communications Law.  She was born and raised in California and obtained her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University.  Danielle lives with her husband and two daughters in McLean, Virginia.

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Speaking Engagements:

May 3, 2022: UNESCO World Press Freedom Day, “Media Viability: What Can Really be Done?” – Panelist

April 21, 2022, 9:15 a.m.: Emily C. & John E. Hansen Intellectual Property Institute at Fordham Law School’s 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference (Virtual), – Speaker at concurrent session on Copyright Law & Competition Law on Protection of Journalism in the U.S.

April 20, 2022: Inter-American Press Association Mid-Year Meeting, “Regulations on payments for journalistic content.” – Panelist

February 18, 2021: BBC World News Service radio show, “The Real Story: Who Will Pay for the News?” – Panelist

December 10, 2019, International Institute of Communicators Telecommunications and Media Forum

2:20 – 3:30 p.m.: Panel: National Privacy Agendas Post GDPR; Data Protection Regulation – Objectives, Effectiveness and Impacts

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.: Panel: Keeping Pace with the Ubiquity of Artificial Intelligence – Policy, Regulation, Ethics, Trust

November 14, 2019, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Panel: Public Good or Private Enterprise? A Policy Discussion on the Future of Local News (Knight Foundation/Gallup)

October 29, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Platforms & Search: European and News Publisher Perspectives (DMLA 2019, Los Angeles)

October 25, 2019: Danielle Coffey Addresses Facebook News Tab on ‘Bloomberg Technology’

October 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m.: What’s the Latest on the Newspaper Industry’s Campaign to Get a Fair Revenue Arrangement with Digital Giants? (Inland/SNPA Annual Meeting)

June 5, 2019: “Privacy is Next Innovation-Ethical Ad Systems Can Help Transform Local Media” (Local Media Consortium)

June 3, 2019: Section 230: The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet (The German Marshall Fund of the United States)

March 28, 2019: Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works (USPTO)

April 8, 2019: Section 512 Study Round Table (U.S. Copyright Office)

February 5, 2019: AT&T Forum for Technology, Policy, and Entertainment Symposium on Application Programming Interfaces and Privacy



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