Digital News Media Programs and Advocacy

DIGITAL NEWS MEDIA PROGRAMS AND ADVOCACY

The News Media Alliance is advancing the dialogue on the top digital issues affecting today’s news media organizations, including monetization, copyright, advertising and other important issues. We are fighting avidly for publishers, while also working with the tech platforms (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, etc.) to encourage better deals for news publishers. Here, we highlight all aspects of these discussions and our related efforts, from calling attention to platform dominance and the need for appropriate monetization by the platforms, to how platforms are working to help local news and sustain journalism.

As the media landscape becomes increasingly digital, it is critical that publishers find ways to monetize digital content and be fairly compensated for use of their digital content, including in search engines and for advertising sold against that content. The Alliance strongly supports safe harbor legislation that would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the platforms for this purpose.

Click on the buttons below to view our Digital programs and initiatives. You can also navigate to content by topic using the top menu navigation and drop-down menus at the top of the screen.

LATEST ARTICLES


Statement: Ad Tech Companies: Stop Journalism-Harming Keyword Blocking Practices
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Statement: Ad Tech Companies: Stop Journalism-Harming Keyword Blocking Practices

The News Media Alliance and Digital Content Next call on digital advertisers and digital advertising companies to stop using keyword blocking practices that jeopardize the sustainability of high-quality journalism during this critical time ... Read More
Ad: Google Uses News Content Without Paying Publishers
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Ad: Google Uses News Content Without Paying Publishers

Google uses news content for its own benefit, but without paying journalists and publishers for their work. Not OK, Google. Download and run the ad ... Read More
News Media Alliance Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Copyrighted Content against Google’s Unauthorized Copying
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News Media Alliance Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Copyrighted Content against Google’s Unauthorized Copying

The News Media Alliance today filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of Oracle in the Google v. Oracle (docket no. 18-956) case concerning Google’s unauthorized copying of parts of Oracle’s computer code when developing applications for the Android operating system. The Alliance brief rebuts Google’s argument that its use of Oracle’s code was justified under the four-part fair use test ... Read More
News Media Alliance Testimony: Department of Justice Sec. 230 Workshop
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News Media Alliance Testimony: Department of Justice Sec. 230 Workshop

On February 19, 2020, Alliance President & CEO David Chavern will testify at the Department of Justice Workshop on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.  ... Read More
A Few Epiphanies of My Own
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A Few Epiphanies of My Own

Ken Doctor did a recent piece on “epiphanies” that caused me to think of a few of my own. Ken is right that the ultimate answer lies in the consistent production of great news content. But as we all know, quality local journalism can only continue if there is a business ... Read More
CEO Statement: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is Latest Co-Sponsor of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
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CEO Statement: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is Latest Co-Sponsor of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

We are very pleased that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has signed on as the latest co-sponsor and highest ranking official on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act ... Read More
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