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The Alliance is the leading voice of news media organizations and diligently speaks out on public policy issues affecting business operations, including postal affairs, labor laws, corporate tax reform, circulation issues and more.

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Statement: Anticompetitive Behavior by Some Big Tech Platforms Harms Quality Journalism
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Statement: Anticompetitive Behavior by Some Big Tech Platforms Harms Quality Journalism

On Wednesday, July 29, in a House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing titled, “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google,” members of Congress will question the CEOs of the big tech platforms about their dominance of the digital marketplace ... Read More
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
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
Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

Today, a House version of the "Local News and Emergency Information Act of 2020" was introduced by Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member F. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05) that offers legislative text around a Small Business Administration affiliation waiver that would allow more news publishers to apply for SBA loans ... Read More
Statement: Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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Statement: Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

Today, the bipartisan "Local News and Emergency Information Act" was introduced in the Senate by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), John Boozman (R-AR), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), that offers legislative text around a Small Business Administration affiliation waiver for news publishers ... Read More
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