Archive for Advocacy

Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims
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Maryland Stands Up for a Free Press, Honors the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

June 28 will always be a hard day for any journalist­ – that was the day, exactly one year ago, that five newsroom staffers were ... 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: Fallen Journalists Memorial
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Statement: Fallen Journalists Memorial

The News Media Alliance applauds Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Reps. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) for introducing the ... Read More
Video: Highlights from the House Judiciary Hearing on Online Platforms and the Free Press
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Video: Highlights from the House Judiciary Hearing on Online Platforms and the Free Press

On June 11, Alliance President and CEO David Chavern testified before the House Judiciary Committee on "Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free ... Read More
Tech Spokesman Says Publishers Keep 70% of Digital Ad Revenue — Which Doesn't Seem to Reflect Anyone's Actual Experience
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Tech Spokesman Says Publishers Keep 70% of Digital Ad Revenue — Which Doesn’t Seem to Reflect Anyone’s Actual Experience

During last week's hearing, a bold assertion was made by Matthew Schruers of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a representative of the major ... Read More
Watch: Alliance CEO on the Importance of Protecting News Online
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Watch: Alliance CEO on the Importance of Protecting News Online

Alliance CEO and President David Chavern testified before the U.S. House of Representatives during a hearing on June 11, 2019, titled, “Online Platforms and Market ... Read More
Statement: Order Against Adept Management for Deceptive Direct Mail Practices
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Statement: Order Against Adept Management for Deceptive Direct Mail Practices

The News Media Alliance applauds the FTC for pursuing the case against Adept Management and protecting newspaper subscribers across the country ... Read More
CEO Statement: Indictment of Julian Assange
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CEO Statement: Indictment of Julian Assange

Regardless of whether or not Julian Assange is a “journalist,” the May 23 indictment of Assange crosses a clear constitutional line. In the 102-year history of ... Read More
Mastercard, With Its Negative Option Policy, Does Not Intend to Cover Newspapers
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Mastercard, With Its Negative Option Policy, Does Not Intend to Cover Newspapers

After Mastercard recently announced a new draft policy aimed at reigning in misleading “negative option” campaigns, the Alliance informed Mastercard of the potential for the ... Read More
Employment Advertising Rule Hurts the American Worker  
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Employment Advertising Rule Hurts the American Worker  

Proposed changes to an advertising requirement for employers in the U.S. could mean that soon, many eligible American workers will not learn about available job ... Read More
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