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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


While Its Finances Improve, USPS Seeks to Squeeze More Revenue Out of Mailers
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While Its Finances Improve, USPS Seeks to Squeeze More Revenue Out of Mailers

USPS just announced proposed postal rate increases that, in some cases, are seven times the rate of inflation. Here are the proposed rates that pertain to newspapers … Read More
Statement: U.S. Postal Service Announces Staggering Postage Rate Increases
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Statement: U.S. Postal Service Announces Staggering Postage Rate Increases

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed proposed postage increases that are, in some cases, seven times the rate of inflation. This increase will have detrimental effects on small businesses, including small-market and rural newspapers that cannot afford the increased costs, particularly as they strive to recover from the economic … Read More
Congress Considers Legislation to Shore-Up Postal Service Finances, But Rising Prices Still Threaten Mailers
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Congress Considers Legislation to Shore-Up Postal Service Finances, But Rising Prices Still Threaten Mailers

Congress is working to improve the financial condition of the Postal Service, which mailers hope will ease pressure on USPS and reduce the need to squeeze revenues from monopoly mailers … Read More
Publishers Call on President to Use Local Newspaper Advertising to Help Reach Their Goal of 70% Vaccinated by July 4
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Publishers Call on President to Use Local Newspaper Advertising to Help Reach Their Goal of 70% Vaccinated by July 4

The News Media Alliance and the National Newspaper Association sent a letter to President Joe Biden encouraging the Administration to use advertising in local newspapers to help build trust and acceptance of vaccines … Read More
Higher Rates, Slower Service Highlights USPS 10-Year Plan
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Higher Rates, Slower Service Highlights USPS 10-Year Plan

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s new ten-year strategic plan for the Postal Service, “Delivering for America,” will impact all users of the postal system, with clear and potentially serious implications for newspaper publishers that rely on the postal system for newspaper delivery … Read More
Assistance for Newspapers: SBA PPP Affiliation Waiver Loans
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Assistance for Newspapers: SBA PPP Affiliation Waiver Loans

Some newspapers applying for the SBA’s PPP forgivable loan program using the affiliation waiver have experienced issues applying through their lenders. The News Media Alliance has been in contact with the SBA about this issue and we are offering assistance … Read More

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