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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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Statement: Alliance Commends U.S. Copyright Office for DMCA Section 512 Report
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Statement: Alliance Commends U.S. Copyright Office for DMCA Section 512 Report

The News Media Alliance commends the U.S. Copyright Office for its comprehensive report on Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We are pleased to notice that the report acknowledges that the intended balance of the safe harbor system created by Section 512 is currently “askew” and that the … Read More
Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

Today, a House version of the “Local News and Emergency Information Act of 2020” was introduced by Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member F. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05) that offers legislative text around a Small Business Administration affiliation waiver that would allow more news publishers to apply for SBA loans … Read More
Keyword Blocking Around Pandemic Hurts Publishers and Public
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Keyword Blocking Around Pandemic Hurts Publishers and Public

News organizations across the country are offering potentially life-saving information to readers. But as news organizations struggle to stay afloat, many digital advertisers have used keyword blocking to prevent ads from running next to coronavirus-related content … Read More
COVID-19 Stimulus Updates Affecting the News Media Industry
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COVID-19 Stimulus Updates Affecting the News Media Industry

We have provided links to Alliance and other third-party resources that provide useful information for news publishers about the Stimulus Package, CARES Act, Small Business loans and more. Please check back regularly – we will continue to update this page with more resources, as they become available, that may be … Read More
Statement: Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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Statement: Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

Today, the bipartisan “Local News and Emergency Information Act” was introduced in the Senate by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), John Boozman (R-AR), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), that offers legislative text around a Small Business Administration affiliation waiver for news publishers … Read More
Statement: Alliance Applauds Inclusion of SBA Waiver for News Publishers in Fourth Stimulus
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Statement: Alliance Applauds Inclusion of SBA Waiver for News Publishers in Fourth Stimulus

The Alliance is pleased to report that the latest stimulus package, introduced by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, includes support for local news in the form of an affiliation waiver allowing more news publishers to apply for Small Business Administration loans under the Paycheck Protection Program … Read More

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