Author Archive for David Chavern

Op-Ed: Google and Facebook Must Pay for Local Journalism
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Op-Ed: Google and Facebook Must Pay for Local Journalism

Much of the news business is being hammered by the decline in advertising because of Covid-19, just when the public most needs reliable information. But ... Read More
CEO: We’re Here to Serve You During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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CEO: We’re Here to Serve You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this unprecedented health crisis, the Alliance is working to provide accurate and real-time information; advocacy and representation with lawmakers; legal guidance and resources to ... Read More
Letter to President Trump: Help Sustain Local News
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Letter to President Trump: Help Sustain Local News

President and CEO of the News Media Alliance, David Chavern, and CEO of America's Newspapers, Dean Ridings today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, ... Read More
CEO Statement: News Publishers Perform Essential Function During COVID-19 Health Crisis
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CEO Statement: News Publishers Perform Essential Function During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Public officials across the country have begun ordering the shut-down of "non-essential" businesses for periods of time. The goal of these orders is to appropriately ... Read More
A Few Epiphanies of My Own
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A Few Epiphanies of My Own

Ken Doctor did a recent piece on “epiphanies” that caused me to think of a few of my own. Ken is right that the ultimate answer ... Read More
CEO Statement: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is Latest Co-Sponsor of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
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CEO Statement: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is Latest Co-Sponsor of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

We are very pleased that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has signed on as the latest co-sponsor and highest ranking official on the Journalism Competition and ... Read More
Alliance Year in Review Letter from the CEO
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Alliance Year in Review Letter from the CEO

In a year-in-review letter to members, News Media Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern recaps the Alliance's 2019 activities and accomplishments, and offers a look ... Read More
Statement: Facebook News Tab a Good Start, but Should Be More Comprehensive
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Statement: Facebook News Tab a Good Start, but Should Be More Comprehensive

We are encouraged by the creation of the Facebook News Tab and that Facebook is prioritizing – and paying for – quality journalism. However, we ... Read More
Statement: Alliance Applauds the House for Supporting the CASE Act
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Statement: Alliance Applauds the House for Supporting the CASE Act

The News Media Alliance commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2426, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (CASE Act), by ... Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Supports Australia Right to Know Media Campaign
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Statement: News Media Alliance Supports Australia Right to Know Media Campaign

We strongly support Australia's Right to Know media freedom campaign, set to launch on October 20, which calls for ending the criminalization of journalists working ... Read More
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