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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


Economic Stimulus Update from Washington
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Economic Stimulus Update from Washington

The Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, in a 90-8 vote, that would make coronavirus tests free, ensure students continue to receive free lunches, and expand unemployment insurance … Read More
Alliance Encourages Census Director to Advertise Online Census Option in Newspapers
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Alliance Encourages Census Director to Advertise Online Census Option in Newspapers

The Alliance sent a letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, in light of his March 18 announcement that Census field operations would be temporarily suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, encouraging him to advertise for the online completion of the 2020 Census and to employ print and … Read More
Alliance Asks Vice President to Encourage Designation of News Publishers as Essential Businesses During COVID-19 Health Crisis
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Alliance Asks Vice President to Encourage Designation of News Publishers as Essential Businesses During COVID-19 Health Crisis

The News Media Alliance today sent a letter to the office of Vice President Mike Pence, asking him to recognize news publishing and reporting as “essential” to public health and welfare … Read More
Proposed Postal Rate Increases Would be Unsustainable for Newspapers
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Proposed Postal Rate Increases Would be Unsustainable for Newspapers

Currently, USPS can raise or lower rates for products such as Periodicals and Marketing Mail (e.g. TMC products) on an annual basis, with smaller, predictable rate increases that do not exceed the inflation-based price cap. But this pricing structure that brought newspapers predictable pricing could be in jeopardy if a … Read More
Legal Rights While Covering Elections: Training at WNA Annual Convention
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Legal Rights While Covering Elections: Training at WNA Annual Convention

As the presidential campaign season moves into high gear, press organizations are working to train journalists so they know their rights. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Press Photographers Association are providing training sessions at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention … Read More
RCFP, 57 Media Groups Object to Restrictions on Press During Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial
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RCFP, 57 Media Groups Object to Restrictions on Press During Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the 57 undersigned media organizations write in opposition to restrictions on the press during the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump … Read More

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