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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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LATEST ARTICLES


Media Associations Urge Value for Journalism in Digital Ecosystem
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Media Associations Urge Value for Journalism in Digital Ecosystem

The News Media Alliance is one of 17 international and national news media associations to sign a joint letter published today calling for countries to prioritize the value of journalistic content on digital platforms and ensure fair compensation from the big tech platforms to the news publishers that produce that ... Read More
The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
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The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

On September 17, the Alliance signed onto an amicus brief arguing that Google’s amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Texas should be made publicly available. Judge Castel in the Southern District of New York asked the parties to show why the complaint should not be publicly filed without redaction. The ... Read More
Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup
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Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup

On September 15, several former top national security officials sent a letter asking Congress to delay antitrust bills, because it would harm the U.S. in its tech race with China. Axios published the letter, signed by 12 former intelligence officials. In essence, the letter asks that Congress focus on "protecting ... Read More
Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC
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Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC

Biden recently nominated “longtime privacy advocate” Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC on Monday. Axios reports this nomination “signals aggressive action” from the FTC against big tech. Bedoya has has worked at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy & Technology as the founding director since 2014. He is known for a study about ... Read More
Congress Prioritizing Privacy
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Congress Prioritizing Privacy

On September 14, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of giving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $1 billion to start a bureau that focuses on data security, privacy, and fighting identity theft. The Bureau would be funded for 10 years under the proposal and would focus on "unfair or ... Read More
The Facebook Files Reveal Direct Knowledge of Harmful Policies and Practices
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The Facebook Files Reveal Direct Knowledge of Harmful Policies and Practices

The Wall Street Journal has begun a series called The Facebook Files based on internal emails and files the outlet obtained. While Facebook claimed to be promoting “meaningful social interactions” (MSI) by demoting quality journalism it claimed was divisive, it was actually promoting misinformation. Documents show that Facebook employees warned ... Read More
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News Media Alliance Urges PRC to Include All Periodicals in Reporting On-Time Delivery - Read more