Public Policy

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The News Media Alliance diligently advocates on the pressing issues affecting today’s news media organizations, including monetization by the tech platforms, COVID-19 response and relief, technology policy and advancements, postal rates, journalist protection and free press issues, and other important issues that matter most to you.

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 safe harbor legislation that would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the platforms for this purpose.

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Latest Articles


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Alliance Condemns Sheriff Retaliating Against Journalists

On April 28, the Alliance signed on to a letter by the Reporters Committee condemning a Los Angeles Sheriff for threatening a journalist … Read More
Alliance Supports Open Judicial Records
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Alliance Supports Open Judicial Records

On April 27, the Alliance joined a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court that advocates for changes to a proposed rule about sealing judicial records … Read More
Americans Overwhelmingly Support Big Tech Compensating Local Papers
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Americans Overwhelmingly Support Big Tech Compensating Local Papers

A new survey conducted by Schoen Cooperman Research for the News Media Alliance shows that 70 percent of Americans support and believe that it is important that Congress pass the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) … Read More
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European Anti-SLAPP Law Proposed

On April 27, the European Commission released its proposed Directive on anti-SLAPP law. Anti-SLAPP laws seek to prevent entities from filing costly and frivolous lawsuits called SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) suits that seek to punish protected speech it disagrees with … Read More
Postal Training Webinars Available to News Media Alliance Members 
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Postal Training Webinars Available to News Media Alliance Members 

Through our partnership with the National Newspaper Association Foundation (NNAF), News Media Alliance members* can receive free access to an online portal containing exclusive postal-related resources, events and materials … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Commends European Union for Reaching Agreement on Digital Services Act
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Statement: News Media Alliance Commends European Union for Reaching Agreement on Digital Services Act

The News Media Alliance applauds the European Union for reaching an interinstitutional agreement on the long-awaited Digital Services Act (DSA), which includes measures aimed at reducing the dissemination of illegal and harmful content, services and goods online to increasing protections for minors, banning targeted advertising based on sensitive data, and … Read More

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