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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


Alliance Supports COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation
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Alliance Supports COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation

The News Media Alliance is a member of the COVID-19 Liability Coalition, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to advocate for the introduction of legislation that would ensure liability protection for businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, and state and local agencies, from lawsuits if a customer or employee comes down … Read More
CEO Statement: The News Media Alliance Supports the Local Journalism Sustainability Act
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CEO Statement: The News Media Alliance Supports the Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, introduced in the House of Representatives today by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) – and the bipartisan group of their colleagues who have joined them as original co-sponsors – would provide incentives for consumers and businesses to help ensure local news publishers … Read More
Recording Now Available! Facebook Live Event: Freedom of the Press and our Path Forward
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Recording Now Available! Facebook Live Event: Freedom of the Press and our Path Forward

Recording now available! – Hosted by Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, a panel will discuss the importance of protecting press freedom, the recent uptick in violence against journalists in the U.S., and our path forward.  … Read More
California Subscription Bill Is Unnecessary, Ignores Recent Voluntary Efforts
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California Subscription Bill Is Unnecessary, Ignores Recent Voluntary Efforts

As we have seen with other legislation originating in California, AB 2811 could set in motion a patchwork of different state laws, which would increase regulatory costs on news publishers and could potentially stunt the growth of reader revenue at a time when publishers need it the most … Read More
CEO Statement: Alliance Condemns Conviction of Maria Ressa
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CEO Statement: Alliance Condemns Conviction of Maria Ressa

Today’s guilty verdict of Filpino journalist Maria Ressa is a terrible setback in the ongoing quest to protect and preserve press freedom around the world … Read More
Statement: Congressional Resolution to Protect Journalists
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Statement: Congressional Resolution to Protect Journalists

We applaud Reps. Scanlon and Schiff for recognizing and reaffirming journalists’ Constitutional rights and calling for the protection of these journalists, who are risking their lives to bring critical news and information to the public … Read More

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