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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


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
Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Repealing Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Ban
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Repealing Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court today (10:00 a.m. ET) will hear oral arguments in Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project, a case concerning whether a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation that prohibits the cross-ownership of a daily newspaper and broadcast station in a local market should be repealed … Read More
Newspapers Challenge Removal of Rate Cap Established by Congress
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Newspapers Challenge Removal of Rate Cap Established by Congress

The News Media Alliance and the National Newspaper Association have joined a legal challenge of an order by the Postal Regulatory Commission that would effectively eliminate a Congressionally-mandated limit on postal rate increases for Periodicals and Marketing Mail … Read More
Alliance Summary: Newspaper Relevant Provisions in COVID-19 Relief Bill
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Alliance Summary: Newspaper Relevant Provisions in COVID-19 Relief Bill

The Alliance is pleased to provide our members with a summary of the COVID-19 Relief Bill to help identify available funding and discuss implications of the legislation … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Passage of SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers in New Stimulus
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Passage of SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers in New Stimulus

The News Media Alliance applauds Congress for approving another round of stimulus legislation, and for including an affiliation waiver that will allow previously ineligible news publishers to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP loans as individual, independent entities … Read More
Local News Included in Proposed Payroll Assistance
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Local News Included in Proposed Payroll Assistance

On December 20, Congress expanded government loan forgiveness to local news outlets in the proposed COVID relief bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a joint statement praising these “key modifications to PPP” that expand eligibility for “local newspapers, TV and radio broadcasters.” Facing falling … Read More

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Australia Passes News Media Bargaining Code, Platforms Must Pay for News - Read more