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Supreme Court Reinstates FCC Media-Ownership Reforms, Overturns Lower Court Decision Blocking Repeal of Ownership Restrictions
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Supreme Court Reinstates FCC Media-Ownership Reforms, Overturns Lower Court Decision Blocking Repeal of Ownership Restrictions

The Supreme Court today issued a unanimous decision in Prometheus Radio Project vs FCC, upholding 2017 reforms that streamlined and modernized the Federal Communications Commission’s media cross-ownership rules, including a 1970s-era rule that repealed a ban on the ownership of a newspaper and a television or radio station in the ... 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
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Pension Relief for Community Newspapers in Stimulus Plan
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Pension Relief for Community Newspapers in Stimulus Plan

The News Media Alliance applauds the passage today of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) – the $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by President Joe Biden – by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate approved the bill on Saturday. The legislation contains important pension relief that ... Read More
Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Repealing Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Ban
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Repealing Newspaper-Broadcast Ownership Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court today (10:00 a.m. ET) will hear oral arguments in Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project, a case concerning whether a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation that prohibits the cross-ownership of a daily newspaper and broadcast station in a local market should be repealed ... 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
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
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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize - Read more