Public Policy

WORKING TO SUSTAIN QUALITY JOURNALISM

The News/Media Alliance diligently advocates on the pressing issues affecting today’s news and magazine media organizations, including monetization by the tech platforms. As the media landscape becomes increasingly digital, it is critical that publishers find ways to monetize digital content and be fairly compensated for use of their digital content, including in search engines and for advertising sold against that content. The Alliance strongly supports legislation that would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the platforms for this purpose.

The Alliance also advocates for state and federal public policies that allow media publishers to deliver trusted and valued content to readers and to generate jobs and growth for the national and local economies, including technology policy and advancements, postal rates, journalist protection and free press issues, and other important issues that matter most to you.

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Alliance Files Petition to Postal Regulatory Commission to Initiate Proceeding Regarding Retiree Health Benefit Normal Costs
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Alliance Files Petition to Postal Regulatory Commission to Initiate Proceeding Regarding Retiree Health Benefit Normal Costs

The Alliance filed a Petition to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to Initiate a Proceeding Regarding the Appropriate Analytical Principle for Retiree Health Benefit Normal Costs on December 19. The PRC opened a docket following their December 9 order, rescinding their earlier approval of the USPS accounting treatment for removal … Read More
News/Media Alliance Reminds USTR of the Importance of High-Quality Journalism
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News/Media Alliance Reminds USTR of the Importance of High-Quality Journalism

On December 12, the News/Media Alliance sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai, requesting the agency to refrain from criticizing efforts to protect professional journalism internationally. The letter was in response to a readout of Ambassador Tai’s recent meeting with Canada’s trade minister during which Ambassador … Read More
Alliance Submits Comments on Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule for Independent Contractors
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Alliance Submits Comments on Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule for Independent Contractors

The News/Media Alliance filed comments December 13 on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Proposed Rule, which revises guidance on how to determine who is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Our comments urged the DOL not to rescind the existing independent contractor rule and outlined … Read More
Postal Regulatory Commission Rescinds Earlier Approval of Postal Service Accounting of Retirement Liabilities Due to the Alliance's Motion for Reconsideration
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Postal Regulatory Commission Rescinds Earlier Approval of Postal Service Accounting of Retirement Liabilities Due to the Alliance’s Motion for Reconsideration

In response to the News/Media Alliance and other mailers motion for reconsideration of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) earlier approval of the Postal Service’s announced change in accepted analytical principles, the PRC issued an order on December 9, rescinding its October 7 letter and approval of the USPS accounting treatment … Read More
Statement: Meta Threatens to Remove News from Facebook if JCPA is Passed
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Statement: Meta Threatens to Remove News from Facebook if JCPA is Passed

In response to Meta’s statement today that it would consider removing news from Facebook if the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act – a bill that would require the dominant tech platforms to fairly compensate news publishers for use of their content – is passed in the U.S., the News/Media Alliance … Read More
News/Media Alliance Calls on Federal Trade Commission to Safeguard Journalism, Adopt “Data Poaching Rule”
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News/Media Alliance Calls on Federal Trade Commission to Safeguard Journalism, Adopt “Data Poaching Rule”

The Alliance today, in its comments in response to the FTC’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on commercial surveillance and data security, recommended the adoption of a “Data Poaching Rule” that would prohibit dominant tech platforms from poaching first-party consumer data from publishers … Read More

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Statement: News/Media Alliance Applauds Department of Justice for Filing Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google - Read more