Free Press

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The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open and transparent government. Journalists serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public and provide exceptional content that meets the highest journalistic standards. Lawmakers must recognize and protect the fundamental rights of free speech and freedom of the press.

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News/Media Alliance Joins Media Letter in Calling for Senate to Advance the PRESS Act
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News/Media Alliance Joins Media Letter in Calling for Senate to Advance the PRESS Act

The News/Media Alliance joined a letter with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, along with over 50 other news media and press rights organizations, calling for the Senate to advance the ‘Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act’ (PRESS Act), S. 2074 ... Read More
Minnesota Adopts the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act as Anti-SLAPP Law
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Minnesota Adopts the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act as Anti-SLAPP Law

Effective May 25th, Minnesota adopted the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA) to protect journalists and the public against meritless lawsuits meant to prevent the exercise of their First Amendment rights ... Read More
‘State of the States’ Member Briefing
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‘State of the States’ Member Briefing

June 20, 2024 - The News/Media Alliance will host a virtual ‘State of the States’ briefing and discussion exclusively for Alliance members covering the top state legislative trends impacting the news, magazine and digital media industry ... Read More
World Press Freedom Day: Press Freedom is a Work in Progress
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World Press Freedom Day: Press Freedom is a Work in Progress

On this World Press Freedom Day, the News/Media Alliance pays tribute to all journalists in recognition of their vital service to their communities ... Read More
News/Media Alliance Joins Broad Coalition in Joint Statement Calling for Texas Authorities to Drop Charges Against Journalist
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News/Media Alliance Joins Broad Coalition in Joint Statement Calling for Texas Authorities to Drop Charges Against Journalist

On May 1st, the News/Media Alliance joined 42 other organizations in a joint statement, led by the Society of Professional Journalists, in calling on the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to acknowledge the unconstitutionality of their actions and drop the baseless charges against journalist Carlos Sanchez, who was arrested ... Read More
Maine Enacts Stronger Anti-SLAPP Law
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Maine Enacts Stronger Anti-SLAPP Law

Maine has enacted stronger anti-SLAPP protections after passing a statute based on the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA), a model statute that provides some of the strongest protections against meritless claims designed to chill free speech ... Read More
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News/Media Alliance Calls on FTC, DOJ to Investigate Google’s Misappropriation of Digital News Publishing, Stop Expansion of Generative AI Overviews Offering - Read more