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Advertising is vital to the economic stability of the news media industry and a critical resource in support of high-quality, original journalism.  The News Media Alliance works to ensure lawmakers recognize the impact of advertising on job and economic growth, which depends on the continued ability to deduct advertising costs as “ordinary and necessary” business expenses.

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Keyword Blocking Around Pandemic Hurts Publishers and Public
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Keyword Blocking Around Pandemic Hurts Publishers and Public

News organizations across the country are offering potentially life-saving information to readers. But as news organizations struggle to stay afloat, many digital advertisers have used keyword blocking to prevent ads from running next to coronavirus-related content ... Read More
Hundreds of Senators, Representatives Ask Trump Administration to Direct Advertising to Help Local Media Outlets During COVID-19
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Hundreds of Senators, Representatives Ask Trump Administration to Direct Advertising to Help Local Media Outlets During COVID-19

Last week, Members of Congress sent two letters encouraging the Trump Administration to direct existing government advertising campaigns to local newspapers and broadcasters ... Read More
Fixing Online Advertising and News: A Matter of Life and Death
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Fixing Online Advertising and News: A Matter of Life and Death

This post appears on Medium - click here to read the full article. Below is a short excerpt. As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes life in the 21st century, the news industry’s long history does not protect it from fundamental change. One major issue the crisis has illuminated is many advertisers’ ... Read More
Statement: Ad Tech Companies: Stop Journalism-Harming Keyword Blocking Practices
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Statement: Ad Tech Companies: Stop Journalism-Harming Keyword Blocking Practices

The News Media Alliance and Digital Content Next call on digital advertisers and digital advertising companies to stop using keyword blocking practices that jeopardize the sustainability of high-quality journalism during this critical time ... 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
Postal Service Announces New Rates
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Postal Service Announces New Rates

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on October 9 filed notice for new postal rates for market-dominant products, which includes Marketing Mail and Periodicals. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in the coming weeks, the new rates will take effect on January 26, 2020 ... Read More
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Alliance Releases New White Paper Outlining Google’s Dominant Market Behavior, Harming of Journalism - Learn more