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ADVOCACY FOR A THRIVING NEWS MEDIA

The News Media Alliance diligently advocates on the pressing issues affecting today’s news media organizations, including COVID-19 response and relief, tax policy, technology policy and advancements, free press and other important issues that matter most to you.

While our members grow audience and revenue, we work to ensure that regulatory and legislative initiatives facilitate investment in news media and allow member companies to operate and develop new business models. Backed by our members – a diverse range of the top news media, digital and print news organizations – we deliver the results that elevate their priorities with government.

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Latest Articles


Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Foreign Journalist Visas is a Violation of Press Freedom
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Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Foreign Journalist Visas is a Violation of Press Freedom

The Alliance joined the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and 36 other media organizations urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to scrap a proposal introduced in September that would restrict visas for foreign journalists working in the United States … Read More
To Reap the Value of a Free Press, We Must Allow Them to Do Their Jobs
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To Reap the Value of a Free Press, We Must Allow Them to Do Their Jobs

As we head into what is going to be a truly historic election, we must remember the importance of the freedoms granted by the First Amendment and the value of the free press. For many years – but especially in the last four years – journalists in the United States … Read More
USPS Proposes Rate Changes – Minor to No Change for Newspapers’ Mailed Products
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USPS Proposes Rate Changes – Minor to No Change for Newspapers’ Mailed Products

On October 9, the United States Postal Service announced rate changes for Marketing Mail and for Periodicals mail … Read More
News Media Alliance Applauds Senators for Introducing Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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News Media Alliance Applauds Senators for Introducing Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

The News Media Alliance commends Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Chris Coons (D-DE) for introducing the “Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act” that provides a Small Business Administration (SBA) affiliation waiver that would allow more news publishers to apply for SBA loans under the Paycheck … Read More
News Media Groups Applaud Representatives Bustos and Aderholt for Calling on GAO to Review Government Advertising Spending, Assess Agency Use of Local Media
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News Media Groups Applaud Representatives Bustos and Aderholt for Calling on GAO to Review Government Advertising Spending, Assess Agency Use of Local Media

Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) sent a letter to U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that it conduct a comprehensive review of current government agency expenditures on advertising and to examine how federal agencies could place more advertising with local news publishers and broadcast stations … Read More
Statement: Supreme Court to Hear FCC Petition to Overturn Appeals Court Decision on Media Cross Ownership Rule
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Statement: Supreme Court to Hear FCC Petition to Overturn Appeals Court Decision on Media Cross Ownership Rule

The Supreme Court today announced that it will hear petitions filed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a group of industry stakeholders (including the News Media Alliance) seeking to reinstate the FCC’s steps to modernize the country’s media ownership rules, including the repeal of a 1970s-era rule that prohibits … Read More

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