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


Google News Shutdown in Spain Was Not as Bad as Google Would Have You Believe
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Google News Shutdown in Spain Was Not as Bad as Google Would Have You Believe

For years, critics have attempted to make the case for why the EU should not adopt a similar copyright law. And for years, we’ve heard otherwise from our European colleagues. To better understand the impact of the closure of Google News in Spain, we recently spoke with our European colleagues ... Read More
Danielle Coffey Addresses Facebook News Tab on 'Bloomberg Technology'
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Danielle Coffey Addresses Facebook News Tab on ‘Bloomberg Technology’

News Media Alliance SVP & General Counsel Danielle Coffey appeared on "Bloomberg Technology" on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, where she addressed the launch of Facebook's News Tab and whether it is enough to sustain the news industry ... Read More
Statement: Facebook News Tab a Good Start, but Should Be More Comprehensive
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Statement: Facebook News Tab a Good Start, but Should Be More Comprehensive

We are encouraged by the creation of the Facebook News Tab and that Facebook is prioritizing – and paying for – quality journalism. However, we are concerned that anything less than a fully comprehensive solution could put some publishers at a distinct disadvantage ... Read More
Statement: Alliance Applauds the House for Supporting the CASE Act
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Statement: Alliance Applauds the House for Supporting the CASE Act

The News Media Alliance commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2426, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (CASE Act), by an overwhelming vote of 410-6 ... Read More
Facebook's Settlement With Video Advertisers Should Worry News Publishers
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Facebook’s Settlement With Video Advertisers Should Worry News Publishers

Facebook has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it after it overstated average viewing time for videos on the platform. The suit alleged that because Facebook discarded data for any views lasting three seconds or less, they were able to inflate the average watch times — by as much ... Read More
News Media Alliance Condemns Google’s Refusal to License News Content in France
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News Media Alliance Condemns Google’s Refusal to License News Content in France

The News Media Alliance strongly condemns Google’s announcement that, under the newly adopted European Union Copyright Directive, it will stop displaying previews of news articles in France unless a publisher waives its right to compensation ... Read More
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