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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.

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News Media Alliance Hosts Book Launch for “Ugly Truth” Facebook Dominance Exposé
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News Media Alliance Hosts Book Launch for “Ugly Truth” Facebook Dominance Exposé

On July 22, the News Media Alliance hosted a policy maker breakfast and book launch event for An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang ... Read More
State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Google’s Dominance of Android App Market
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State Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Google’s Dominance of Android App Market

This week, Attorneys General from 36 states and the District of Columbia filed a new antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging that the tech giant abused its power with the company’s Play Store on Android devices. Plaintiffs allege that anticompetitive practices used by Google have allowed them to extort a 30% ... Read More
Federal Judge Asks New FTC Chair to Rewrite Blockbuster Tech Antitrust Lawsuit
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Federal Judge Asks New FTC Chair to Rewrite Blockbuster Tech Antitrust Lawsuit

In December of last year, the FTC unveiled massive antitrust lawsuits against Facebook seeking to have the social media company broken up. The suits accused Facebook of illegally crushing competition, namely the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, on its way to a monopoly. The cases were initially dismissed in late ... Read More
Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies
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Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies

In January 2020, Google announced that it would be devaluing third-party cookies within two years “to make the web more private and secure for users, while also supporting publishers.” While some advertisers considered shifting their budgets and ad tech vendors scrambled to come up with new ways to stay relevant, ... Read More
House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills
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House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills

The House Judiciary Committee held a markup hearing for a slate of antitrust bills aimed at reigning in the power of the nation’s largest tech companies. The bills included the Mergers Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021 (H.R. 3843), the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021 (H.R. 3460), the ... Read More
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