Author Archive for Natalie Seales

Congress Should End Restrictions to Public Records by Passing the Free PACER Bill
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Congress Should End Restrictions to Public Records by Passing the Free PACER Bill

PACER is the electronic service that provides access to court records. These records are pivotal for journalists providing accurate and quality news; they provide original, ... Read More
With State Anti-SLAPP Laws in Chaos, New Uniform Legislation Would Offer Consistent Protection for Publishers of Free Speech
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With State Anti-SLAPP Laws in Chaos, New Uniform Legislation Would Offer Consistent Protection for Publishers of Free Speech

Some seeking to punish accountability journalism and free speech will bring costly and frivolous "SLAPP" suits against publishers. State anti-SLAPP laws exist to help defendants ... Read More
Woman speaking to a reporter in a crowd of protesters
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Senators Urge DOJ to Protect Journalists

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today sent a letter to Attorney General ... Read More
The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
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The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

On September 17, the Alliance signed onto an amicus brief arguing that Google’s amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Texas should be made publicly ... Read More
News Media Alliance Urges PRC to Include All Periodicals in Reporting On-Time Delivery
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News Media Alliance Urges PRC to Include All Periodicals in Reporting On-Time Delivery

The News Media Alliance and National Newspaper Association filed Comments with the Postal Regulatory Commission about its proposed modifications to its performance measurement systems ... Read More
USPS Publishes Planned Price Increases
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USPS Publishes Planned Price Increases

On September 15, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a “Schedule and Predictable Rate Changes.” ... Read More
Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup
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Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup

On September 15, several former top national security officials sent a letter asking Congress to delay antitrust bills, because it would harm the U.S. in ... Read More
Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC
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Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC

Biden recently nominated “longtime privacy advocate” Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC on Monday. Axios reports this nomination “signals aggressive action” from the FTC against big tech ... Read More
Congress Prioritizing Privacy
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Congress Prioritizing Privacy

On September 14, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of giving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $1 billion to start a bureau that focuses ... Read More
The Facebook Files Reveal Direct Knowledge of Harmful Policies and Practices
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The Facebook Files Reveal Direct Knowledge of Harmful Policies and Practices

The Wall Street Journal has begun a series called The Facebook Files based on internal emails and files the outlet obtained. While Facebook claimed to ... Read More
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News/Media Alliance Applauds Senate Markup of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), Calls on House to Mark-Up Bill Next Week - Read more