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.

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LATEST ARTICLES


Congress Can Protect the First Amendment by Holding Big Tech Accountable
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Congress Can Protect the First Amendment by Holding Big Tech Accountable

The First Amendment enshrines fundamental freedoms so core to our democracy that they must be honored. But the First Amendment has limits, and non-government entities that are granted the ability and power to spread speech must not be immune to the repercussions of their actions. The most powerful market actors ... Read More
White Paper: How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism
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White Paper: How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism

The News Media Alliance has produced a White Paper, “How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism,” which outlines several of the ways in which Google uses news content to its advantage across its products and services ... Read More
Alliance Releases New White Paper Outlining Google’s Dominant Market Behavior, Harming of Journalism
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Alliance Releases New White Paper Outlining Google’s Dominant Market Behavior, Harming of Journalism

Today, the News Media Alliance released a White Paper, “How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism.” The Alliance has submitted the White Paper to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the House Antitrust Subcommittee for incorporation into their investigation of ... 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
Statement: Alliance Commends U.S. Copyright Office for DMCA Section 512 Report
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Statement: Alliance Commends U.S. Copyright Office for DMCA Section 512 Report

The News Media Alliance commends the U.S. Copyright Office for its comprehensive report on Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We are pleased to notice that the report acknowledges that the intended balance of the safe harbor system created by Section 512 is currently "askew" and that the ... Read More
Keyword Blocking Around Pandemic Hurts Publishers and Public
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Keyword Blocking Around Pandemic Hurts Publishers and Public

News organizations across the country are offering potentially life-saving information to readers. But as news organizations struggle to stay afloat, many digital advertisers have used keyword blocking to prevent ads from running next to coronavirus-related content ... Read More
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