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On April 4, House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, were part of a panel at The Washington Post's #PostLive event, "Protecting Local News." The Congressmen spoke with Post writer Jonathan Capehart about the the "Journalism Competition and Preservation Act," ... Read More
The European Union took a massive leap forward in protecting news content on March 26, when the European Parliament voted to adopt the long-awaited Copyright Directive. The Directive includes a provision that grants European news publishers an independent right to protect their content online against unauthorized uses by online platforms ... Read More
The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled on February 21 that Orbital Publishing, which claimed to have authorization from newspapers to operate as a sales agent, sent misleading subscription solicitations to consumers. In the fall of 2014, Orbital sent unauthorized and misleading subscription renewal notices to newspaper and magazine ... Read More
In our current polarized society, journalists have experienced threats, intimidation and, in some cases, physical attacks as they attempt to gather and report the news. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, 51 journalists faced physical attacks while trying to do their jobs in 2018. In an effort to protect ... Read More
On March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released long-awaited revisions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule would raise the salary threshold used for determining overtime from $23,660 annually ($455/week) to $35,308 annually ($679/week). This nearly 50 percent increase is likely to ... Read More
The News Media Alliance applauds Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) for bicameral introduction the Journalist Protection Act ... Read More