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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


Google’s Settlement with the French Authorities Offers a Glimpse of Hope for News Publishers
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Google’s Settlement with the French Authorities Offers a Glimpse of Hope for News Publishers

In early June, the French competition authority, Autorité de la concurrence, announced that Google had reached an agreement with the authority to settle an antitrust investigation regarding the tech giant’s anticompetitive behavior in the market for online advertising services ... Read More
Statement: Antitrust Bills Offer Long-Term Solution to Reining in Big Tech
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Statement: Antitrust Bills Offer Long-Term Solution to Reining in Big Tech

Over the last year, multiple lawsuits, bills and investigations have been introduced to examine the anticompetitive behavior of Big Tech companies, such as Facebook and Google, and how their dominance of the online ecosystem harms news publishers and other creators ... Read More
New Polling Shows Majority of Republican Voters Support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act
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New Polling Shows Majority of Republican Voters Support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

New polling from Echelon Insights, in partnership with the News Media Alliance, found that a majority of the 956 Republican voters surveyed support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act ... Read More
New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills
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New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills

On June 10, the New York State legislature ended its session, failing to pass controversial bills related to antitrust and consumer privacy. While the legislature had considered various consumer privacy bills, none of them passed. The bills ranged from narrow legislation regarding users’ right to know to several comprehensive online ... Read More
Google Nears Settlement in French Online Advertising Case, Similar Proceedings Continue Globally
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Google Nears Settlement in French Online Advertising Case, Similar Proceedings Continue Globally

On May 27, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was nearing a settlement with French regulators in an antitrust case that claims the tech giant has abused its power in the online advertising industry. Australian regulators are also investigating the ways that Google’s dominance in online advertising is hurting ... Read More
Alliance Objects to Transfer of Google Lawsuit from Texas to California
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Alliance Objects to Transfer of Google Lawsuit from Texas to California

The News Media Alliance submitted a response to the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) regarding Google’s motion to move the antitrust case filed by the Attorneys General of Texas and 15 other states and territories from Texas to California. The case, filed by 10 states in December, focuses on ... Read More
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