Author Archive for David Chavern

Statement: Supreme Court to Hear FCC Petition to Overturn Appeals Court Decision on Media Cross Ownership Rule
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Statement: Supreme Court to Hear FCC Petition to Overturn Appeals Court Decision on Media Cross Ownership Rule

The Supreme Court today announced that it will hear petitions filed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a group of industry stakeholders (including the ... Read More
Statement: Facebook's Threat to Block News in Australia
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Statement: Facebook’s Threat to Block News in Australia

Facebook's threat to block real journalism from its properties is simply an attempt to bully the Australian government and legislature.  It is also a clear ... Read More
Alliance Mid-Year Issue Update from the CEO
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Alliance Mid-Year Issue Update from the CEO

I wanted to take this opportunity, at just past the half-way mark of 2020, to update you on some of the key programs and issues ... Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds ACCC Draft Code Mandating Compensation for News Publisher Content from Big Tech Platforms
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds ACCC Draft Code Mandating Compensation for News Publisher Content from Big Tech Platforms

The News Media Alliance commends the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) for the release of the Draft News Media Bargaining Code, aimed at rectifying the imbalance of power ... Read More
CEO Statement: The News Media Alliance Supports the Local Journalism Sustainability Act
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CEO Statement: The News Media Alliance Supports the Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, introduced in the House of Representatives today by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) – and the bipartisan ... Read More
CEO Statement: Alliance Condemns Conviction of Maria Ressa
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CEO Statement: Alliance Condemns Conviction of Maria Ressa

Today’s guilty verdict of Filpino journalist Maria Ressa is a terrible setback in the ongoing quest to protect and preserve press freedom around the world ... Read More
Statement: Congressional Resolution to Protect Journalists
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Statement: Congressional Resolution to Protect Journalists

We applaud Reps. Scanlon and Schiff for recognizing and reaffirming journalists’ Constitutional rights and calling for the protection of these journalists, who are risking their ... Read More
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
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Australia Passes News Media Bargaining Code, Platforms Must Pay for News - Read more