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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.

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Latest Articles


Senators Urge DOJ to Protect Journalists
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Senators Urge DOJ to Protect Journalists

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland about codifying specific protections for journalists … Read More
News Media Alliance Urges PRC to Include All Periodicals in Reporting On-Time Delivery
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News Media Alliance Urges PRC to Include All Periodicals in Reporting On-Time Delivery

The News Media Alliance and National Newspaper Association filed Comments with the Postal Regulatory Commission about its proposed modifications to its performance measurement systems … Read More
USPS Publishes Planned Price Increases
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USPS Publishes Planned Price Increases

On September 15, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a “Schedule and Predictable Rate Changes.” … Read More
Postal Rates to Increase August 29
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Postal Rates to Increase August 29

On August 24, the DC Circuit denied a petition by the News Media Alliance, the National Newspaper Association, and others to delay the increase in postage rates … Read More
Policy Updates
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Policy Updates

August 26, 2021 Russia Further Restricts Free Press On August 20, Russia labeled two more news agencies as “foreign agents.” This requires them to label all stories and social media posts as foreign agent and subjects them to increased audits. It is speculated that Russia’s recent crackdown on the free press is … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Introduction of Journalist Protection Act by Representative Swalwell, Senators Blumenthal and Menendez
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Introduction of Journalist Protection Act by Representative Swalwell, Senators Blumenthal and Menendez

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Journalist Protection Act, which would penalize individuals who intentionally harm journalists while they are doing their jobs … Read More

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