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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


Google Campaign Makes False Claims about Publishers’ Right
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Google Campaign Makes False Claims about Publishers’ Right

Contrary to what Google is claiming, the changes it is lobbying for to the European Union’s proposed Copyright Directive would have detrimental effects on the availability of – and your access to – high-quality online news and information in Europe … Read More
David Chavern on The Business of Content: Should publishers be allowed to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google?
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David Chavern on The Business of Content: Should publishers be allowed to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google?

Yesterday, News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern joined Simon Owens of The Business of Content on a podcast, “Should publishers be allowed to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google?” … Read More
News Media Alliance Strongly Opposes DOL Proposal to Remove Print Newspaper Requirement for Employment Notices
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News Media Alliance Strongly Opposes DOL Proposal to Remove Print Newspaper Requirement for Employment Notices

The Alliance today filed comments opposing the Department of Labor’s and the Department of Homeland Security’s proposals to eliminate the requirement that employers notify U.S. workers of available positions through printed advertisements in Sunday newspapers and replace them with website ads … Read More
Tell the DOL to Put American Workers First and Save the Print Requirement for Temporary Job Listings
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Tell the DOL to Put American Workers First and Save the Print Requirement for Temporary Job Listings

On November 8, the DOL proposed to change the way temporary job openings are shared with potential workers. Currently, employers are required by law to notify U.S. workers of these openings through publishing the listings in local newspapers. However, the DOL says it now believes publishing the listings on “widely … Read More
Statement: Facebook's Exemption of News Organizations from Its Political Ad Policy
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Statement: Facebook’s Exemption of News Organizations from Its Political Ad Policy

We are very pleased to learn of Facebook’s announcement that news organizations will be exempt from its political ad policy … Read More
The EU Copyright Directive: Myth vs. Fact
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The EU Copyright Directive: Myth vs. Fact

The EU Copyright Directive includes Article 11 that would allow news publishers to copyright their content, a fundamental right currently afforded to news publishers in the U.S.  The global news industry wholeheartedly supports this endeavor and supports passage of the Parliament’s version of Article 11 in the current negotiations leading … Read More
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