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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 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
News Media for Open Government Outlines Recommendations for Biden-Harris Transition Team
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News Media for Open Government Outlines Recommendations for Biden-Harris Transition Team

The News Media for Open Government today sent a position paper to President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s transition team, outlining policy objectives that support and strengthen openness in government and the right to a free and independent press … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Commends Resolution to Increase Diversity in American Media
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Statement: News Media Alliance Commends Resolution to Increase Diversity in American Media

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), calling for increased diversity in American media. The News Media Alliance applauds Rep. Demings and her fellow sponsors and co-sponsors, and joins them in their commitment to improving diversity in the media … Read More
New Rule May Mean Unsustainable Postal Rates for Newspapers
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New Rule May Mean Unsustainable Postal Rates for Newspapers

On November 30, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved a rule, establishing a new rate-setting system that eliminates the previously implemented cap on postage rates which could harm newspapers and ultimately weaken the nation’s postal system.  … Read More

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Supreme Court Reinstates FCC Media-Ownership Reforms - Read more