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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regulation that prohibits the cross-ownership of a daily newspaper and broadcast station in a local market should be repealed ...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
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Passage of SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers in New Stimulus
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Passage of SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers in New Stimulus

The News Media Alliance applauds Congress for approving another round of stimulus legislation, and for including an affiliation waiver that will allow previously ineligible news publishers to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP loans as individual, independent entities ... 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
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