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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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Higher Rates, Slower Service Highlights USPS 10-Year Plan
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Higher Rates, Slower Service Highlights USPS 10-Year Plan

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's new ten-year strategic plan for the Postal Service, “Delivering for America,” will impact all users of the postal system, with clear and potentially serious implications for newspaper publishers that rely on the postal system for newspaper delivery ... Read More
News Publishers Should be Top Distribution Channel for COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign
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News Publishers Should be Top Distribution Channel for COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign

In the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act, which President Biden signed into law today, Congress included $1 billion in funding for an awareness campaign to build trust and acceptance of vaccines. The News Media Alliance recommends that trusted sources such as local news publishers be a top distribution channel ... Read More
Newspapers Challenge Removal of Rate Cap Established by Congress
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Newspapers Challenge Removal of Rate Cap Established by Congress

The News Media Alliance and the National Newspaper Association have joined a legal challenge of an order by the Postal Regulatory Commission that would effectively eliminate a Congressionally-mandated limit on postal rate increases for Periodicals and Marketing Mail ... 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
USPS Proposes Rate Changes – Minor to No Change for Newspapers’ Mailed Products
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USPS Proposes Rate Changes – Minor to No Change for Newspapers’ Mailed Products

On October 9, the United States Postal Service announced rate changes for Marketing Mail and for Periodicals mail ... Read More
News Media Groups Applaud Representatives Bustos and Aderholt for Calling on GAO to Review Government Advertising Spending, Assess Agency Use of Local Media
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News Media Groups Applaud Representatives Bustos and Aderholt for Calling on GAO to Review Government Advertising Spending, Assess Agency Use of Local Media

Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) sent a letter to U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that it conduct a comprehensive review of current government agency expenditures on advertising and to examine how federal agencies could place more advertising with local news publishers and broadcast stations ... Read More
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