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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


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
Supreme Court Reinstates FCC Media-Ownership Reforms, Overturns Lower Court Decision Blocking Repeal of Ownership Restrictions
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Supreme Court Reinstates FCC Media-Ownership Reforms, Overturns Lower Court Decision Blocking Repeal of Ownership Restrictions

The Supreme Court today issued a unanimous decision in Prometheus Radio Project vs FCC, upholding 2017 reforms that streamlined and modernized the Federal Communications Commission’s media cross-ownership rules, including a 1970s-era rule that repealed a ban on the ownership of a newspaper and a television or radio station in the … Read More
News Publishers Should be Top Distribution Channel for COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign
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News Publishers Should be Top Distribution Channel for COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign

In the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act, which President Biden signed into law today, Congress included $1 billion in funding for an awareness campaign to build trust and acceptance of vaccines. The News Media Alliance recommends that trusted sources such as local news publishers be a top distribution channel … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Pension Relief for Community Newspapers in Stimulus Plan
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Pension Relief for Community Newspapers in Stimulus Plan

The News Media Alliance applauds the passage today of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) – the $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by President Joe Biden – by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate approved the bill on Saturday. The legislation contains important pension relief that … Read More
News Media for Open Government Encourages Congress to Take Actions to Support Journalists, a Free Press and an Open and More Accountable Government
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News Media for Open Government Encourages Congress to Take Actions to Support Journalists, a Free Press and an Open and More Accountable Government

Recent events continue to demonstrate that journalism and journalists are a necessary part of our democracy and critical to a well-functioning government and an informed electorate. There are many challenges for news media and journalists in today’s landscape. As members of the 117th Congress consider solutions to these challenges, the … Read More

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News Media Alliance Hosts Congressional Meetings to Advocate for Passage of the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act - Read more