Alliance CEO and President David Chavern testified before the U.S. House of Representatives during a hearing on June 11, 2019, titled, “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press.” In the above clip, Chavern responds to a question from Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) about the increase in news readership compared to the loss of revenue.
Chavern’s response: “Present trends can’t continue. If we continue on this path, we’re going to lose vast amounts of quality journalism, particularly in communities all around the country. That’s not just a bad business outcome, that is utterly destructive to our civic society and can’t be allowed to happen. What we’ve asked for is a chance, a chance for a different kind of future, and we need that future, collectively.”