The News Media Alliance partners with other news media industry associations and trade organizations, including:
The American Society of News Editors focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, youth journalism and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.
Members can be editors, producers or directors in charge of journalistic organizations or departments; deans or faculty at university journalism schools; leaders and faculty of media-related foundations and training organizations and other individuals at the board’s discretion. A committee of the board of directors reviews applications for membership. ASNE’s members are individuals, and its board is elected by members. Many of ASNE’s initiatives are carried out by its committees. It also operates projects coordinated by staff with advice from committees and the board.
Advertising helps support valuable free content, robust journalism and social connections across the internet. Consumers, however, are increasingly frustrated with ads that disrupt their experience, interrupt content and slow browsing.
Leading international trade associations and companies involved in online media formed the Coalition for Better Ads to improve consumers’ experience with online advertising. The Coalition for Better Ads will leverage consumer insights and cross-industry expertise to develop and implement new global standards for online advertising that address consumer expectations.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, or WAN-IFRA, is the global organisation of the world’s press, representing more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.
With its wide array of conferences, training, seminars and research reports, WAN-IFRA is a trade association covering every aspect of newspaper and news publishing. WAN-IFRA oversees initiatives to ensure that the press’ essential role in society is understood and respected. The organization fights to protect copyright online, to maintain open coverage of newsworthy events, and to help newspaper companies go “green”. WAN-IFRA represents the newspaper industry in all international discussions: it has formal associate status to represent the newspaper industry at UNESCO, and consultative status at the United Nations and the Council of Europe. It also works closely with the 79 national newspaper associations within its membership. WAN-IFRA carries out its work from headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, and in Paris, France, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded by leading journalists and media lawyers in 1970 when the nation’s news media faced an unprecedented wave of government subpoenas forcing reporters to name confidential sources. Today it provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. Funded by corporate, foundation and individual contributions, the Reporters Committee serves the nation’s leading news organizations; thousands of reporters, editors, and media lawyers; and many more who use our online and mobile resources.
The Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI) is a coalition of media groups committed to promoting policies that ensure the government is accessible, accountable and open.
Public oversight is the ultimate safeguard of democracy. This is not an issue just for the media. It is the inalienable right of citizens to examine and judge their government; and that right is served when news media act on behalf of the public to gain access to information.
The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions, companies and guilds, representing artists, creators and innovators, and thousands of individuals.
The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues.
Digital Due Process is a diverse coalition of privacy advocates, major companies and think tanks, working together. Its overarching goal and guiding principle is to simplify, clarify, and unify the ECPA standards, providing stronger privacy protections for communications and associated data in response to changes in technology and new services and usage patterns, while preserving the legal tools necessary for government agencies to enforce the laws, respond to emergency circumstances and protect the public.
The Purple Project for Democracy is a non-partisan coalition, campaign and movement of mindful patriotism seeking to raise awareness and educate around the benefits of democracy. It educates about the design and function of our democratic institutions, dispelling common misconceptions that feed public mistrust; dramatizes the real-life stories of Americans famous and obscure, whose experiences have shaped our history and our law; and creates means to stimulate civic engagement – from canvassing for political candidates, to testifying at the school board, to volunteering at the library, to serving on a jury, to running for Congress, to just plain voting.