Author Archive for David Chavern

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
News Media Are the First and Most Effective Means for Exercising Our Five First Amendment Freedoms
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News Media Are the First and Most Effective Means for Exercising Our Five First Amendment Freedoms

As we celebrate National Newspaper Week, we are raising awareness about our five First Amendment freedoms, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution — freedom of ... Read More
News Media Alliance Condemns Google’s Refusal to License News Content in France
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News Media Alliance Condemns Google’s Refusal to License News Content in France

The News Media Alliance strongly condemns Google’s announcement that, under the newly adopted European Union Copyright Directive, it will stop displaying previews of news articles ... Read More
CEO Statement: Facebook to License Content from Publishers for News Section within Platform
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CEO Statement: Facebook to License Content from Publishers for News Section within Platform

There have been press reports that Facebook is contemplating a separate news section in its platform and that, as part of that, it would license ... Read More
CEO Statement: Merger of GateHouse Media and Gannett
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CEO Statement: Merger of GateHouse Media and Gannett

After much anticipation, the two largest news publishers in the country have announced that they will merge ... Read More
Statement: Alliance Commemorates Maryland Freedom of the Press Day
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Statement: Alliance Commemorates Maryland Freedom of the Press Day

One year ago, on June 28, 2018, the lives of five newsroom employees from The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, were senselessly taken by gun ... Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Calls on Google to Rethink Planned Changes to Incognito Mode in Chrome Browser
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Statement: News Media Alliance Calls on Google to Rethink Planned Changes to Incognito Mode in Chrome Browser

Google recently announced planned changes to its Chrome browser’s incognito mode that would remove the ability to detect when a reader is in incognito mode. This ... Read More
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