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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


Congress Continues Hearings on Antitrust and Privacy Issues
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Congress Continues Hearings on Antitrust and Privacy Issues

Over the last two weeks, Congress has continued its investigations into antitrust and privacy issues with multiple hearings by both the Senate and the House. On March 5, the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights held a hearing titled, “Does America Have a Monopoly Problem? Examining Concentration … Read More
Senator Warren Calls for Breaking Up Big Tech
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Senator Warren Calls for Breaking Up Big Tech

On March 8, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposed breaking up the dominant tech companies — Amazon, Google, and Facebook, adding Apple to the list the following day. Under her plan, companies that offer an online marketplace and have an annual global revenue in excess of $25 billion would be classified … Read More
More Than 250 Organizations Sign a Letter Supporting the EU Copyright Directive
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More Than 250 Organizations Sign a Letter Supporting the EU Copyright Directive

On March 11, more than 250 organizations representing the news media industry, authors, composers, writers, publishers and other creative industries signed a letter urging the European Parliament to pass the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Article 11 of the Directive would create a Publishers’ Right in the … Read More
Alliance Files Privacy Comments with the California Attorney General
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Alliance Files Privacy Comments with the California Attorney General

On March 8, the Alliance filed comments with the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California in response to its ongoing rulemaking process to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA, which establishes new rights for consumers regarding the collection and sharing of their data, … Read More
New York Supreme Court Rules Firm Misled Newspaper Subscribers
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New York Supreme Court Rules Firm Misled Newspaper Subscribers

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled on February 21 that Orbital Publishing, which claimed to have authorization from newspapers to operate as a sales agent, sent misleading subscription solicitations to consumers. In the fall of 2014, Orbital sent unauthorized and misleading subscription renewal notices to newspaper and magazine … Read More
Legislation Introduced Would Make it a Crime to Assault or Intimidate Journalists
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Legislation Introduced Would Make it a Crime to Assault or Intimidate Journalists

In our current polarized society, journalists have experienced threats, intimidation and, in some cases, physical attacks as they attempt to gather and report the news. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, 51 journalists faced physical attacks while trying to do their jobs in 2018. In an effort to protect … Read More
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