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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 corporate tax reform, free speech, ad blocking, technology advancements, 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


Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims
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Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

June 28 will always be a hard day for any journalist­ – that was the day, exactly one year ago, that five newsroom staffers were lost to the hands of a gunman who shot his way into The Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, barring a grudge against the local … Read More
Statement: Alliance Commemorates Maryland Freedom of the Press Day
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Statement: Alliance Commemorates Maryland Freedom of the Press Day

One year ago, on June 28, 2018, the lives of five newsroom employees from The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, were senselessly taken by gun violence. Today, we honor those victims — and the three dozen other journalists lost around the world in the last year — by celebrating Maryland … Read More
Statement: Fallen Journalists Memorial
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Statement: Fallen Journalists Memorial

The News Media Alliance applauds Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Reps. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) for introducing the “Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019.” … Read More
Video: Highlights from the House Judiciary Hearing on Online Platforms and the Free Press
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Video: Highlights from the House Judiciary Hearing on Online Platforms and the Free Press

On June 11, Alliance President and CEO David Chavern testified before the House Judiciary Committee on “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press,” a hearing about the impact tech platforms like Google and Facebook have on news publishers … Read More
Tech Spokesman Says Publishers Keep 70% of Digital Ad Revenue — Which Doesn't Seem to Reflect Anyone's Actual Experience
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Tech Spokesman Says Publishers Keep 70% of Digital Ad Revenue — Which Doesn’t Seem to Reflect Anyone’s Actual Experience

During last week’s hearing, a bold assertion was made by Matthew Schruers of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a representative of the major tech platforms, stating that news publishers make a 70 percent and higher share from digital ad revenue delivered through tech platforms … Read More
Watch: Alliance CEO on the Importance of Protecting News Online
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Watch: Alliance CEO on the Importance of Protecting News Online

Alliance CEO and President David Chavern testified before the U.S. House of Representatives during a hearing on June 11, 2019, titled, “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press.” … Read More
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