Author Archive for Paul J. Boyle

Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Foreign Journalist Visas is a Violation of Press Freedom
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Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Foreign Journalist Visas is a Violation of Press Freedom

The Alliance joined the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and 36 other media organizations urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ... Read More
USPS Proposes Rate Changes – Minor to No Change for Newspapers’ Mailed Products
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USPS Proposes Rate Changes – Minor to No Change for Newspapers’ Mailed Products

On October 9, the United States Postal Service announced rate changes for Marketing Mail and for Periodicals mail ... Read More
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Incentives in Support of Local Journalism
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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Incentives in Support of Local Journalism

A bipartisan group of policymakers in the House of Representatives on July 16 introduced H.R. 7640, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, which, if enacted, would ... Read More
California Subscription Bill Is Unnecessary, Ignores Recent Voluntary Efforts
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California Subscription Bill Is Unnecessary, Ignores Recent Voluntary Efforts

As we have seen with other legislation originating in California, AB 2811 could set in motion a patchwork of different state laws, which would increase ... Read More
Hundreds of Senators, Representatives Ask Trump Administration to Direct Advertising to Help Local Media Outlets During COVID-19
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Hundreds of Senators, Representatives Ask Trump Administration to Direct Advertising to Help Local Media Outlets During COVID-19

Last week, Members of Congress sent two letters encouraging the Trump Administration to direct existing government advertising campaigns to local newspapers and broadcasters ... Read More
Visa’s New Subscription Policy Moves Forward
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Visa’s New Subscription Policy Moves Forward

As previously announced, Visa will implement a new policy around subscription services that may impact newspaper publishers. This new policy will go into effect on ... Read More
Alliance, Others Encourage USPS to Incentivize Business Mailings Amid COVID-19 Crisis
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Alliance, Others Encourage USPS to Incentivize Business Mailings Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Alliance and 11 other business associations sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) encouraging the agency to put forward measures in ... Read More
Economic Stimulus Update from Washington
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Economic Stimulus Update from Washington

The Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, in a 90-8 vote, that would make coronavirus tests free, ensure students continue to ... Read More
Proposed Postal Rate Increases Would be Unsustainable for Newspapers
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Proposed Postal Rate Increases Would be Unsustainable for Newspapers

Currently, USPS can raise or lower rates for products such as Periodicals and Marketing Mail (e.g. TMC products) on an annual basis, with smaller, predictable ... Read More
Legal Rights While Covering Elections: Training at WNA Annual Convention
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Legal Rights While Covering Elections: Training at WNA Annual Convention

As the presidential campaign season moves into high gear, press organizations are working to train journalists so they know their rights. The Reporters Committee for Freedom ... Read More
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