Digital News Media Programs

ENCOURAGING BETTER DEALS FOR PUBLISHERS  

The News Media Alliance is advancing the dialogue on the top digital issues affecting today’s news media organizations. 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 aspects of these discussions related to how the platforms can help sustain local journalism.

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LATEST ARTICLES


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
Judge Restricts Apple’s Anti-Competitive App Store Practices
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Judge Restricts Apple’s Anti-Competitive App Store Practices

Today, the Northern District of California published its decision in the Epic Games v. Apple case. The court found that Apple violated California’s Unfair Competition Law and issued an injunction against Apple. The injunction prohibits Apple from requiring developers to use in-app purchasing or restricting in-app links. The court ruled ... Read More
Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments
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Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments

On September 8, the High Court of Australia denied media companies’ appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales defamation decision last year. On June 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that several media companies were liable under defamation law for comments by third parties ... Read More
Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia
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Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia

After a month of negotiating collectively under authorization from the ACCC, with the looming threat of forced arbitration, Australian news organization Country Press Australia (CPA), which includes over 180 regional and local publications across the country, struck a deal with Google ... Read More
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