Safe Harbor Resource Center

Welcome to the Safe Harbor Resource Center.

This page contains resources for members on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act, which would provide a safe harbor for publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms.

Click on the buttons below to access resources and materials related to the safe harbor legislation:

Safe Harbor Bill Sponsors Needed:

We expect Committee markup of the House bill (H.R. 2054) before the elections. We ask that you contact your federal elected officials and ask that they sponsor this legislation. Click the button below to contact your Member of Congress and tell them to support a one-time safe harbor for news publishers in order to develop more equitable and fair rules for the digital ecosystem

Safe Harbor Bills:

Bill Fact Sheets:

Thank You Letter:

Use our template to thank Senators & Representatives co-sponsoring the bill in your State

Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:

Alliance Applauds Reintroduction of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

Alliance Safe Harbor Op-Ed:

Support from members’ constituent publishers will help build momentum for the legislation when Congress is back in session in the fall. Click the button below to download and run our editorial, “Why an Anti-Trust Safe Harbor Is the Answer the News Business Needs.” *

* Note: If you would like to run it as an op-ed, please list the author as David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance. Please click here to download his head shot.

Alliance Study - Google Benefit from News Content:

News Provides Significant Value to Google, Alliance Study Finds

Hearings:

House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power

Take Action:

#SafeHarbor4News Ads:

The News Media Alliance has developed print and digital ads to encourage readers to contact their member(s) of Congress and ask them to support the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act. Download and run the print and digital ads from September 21 – October 2, 2020. 

Videos:

Click below to view the #SafeHarbor4News Videos

Washington Post Live Discussion: View from the Hill: Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Local News

 
LATEST ARTICLES

Below you will find the latest articles pertaining to our efforts on antitrust, starting with the most recent.


Ads: Support a #SafeHarbor4News
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Ads: Support a #SafeHarbor4News

Your Community Could Lose Local News. Google and Facebook take 90 percent of all digitaladvertising revenue growth –revenue that news publishersneed to invest in continuing todeliver the news … Read More
Statement: Facebook's Threat to Block News in Australia
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Statement: Facebook’s Threat to Block News in Australia

Facebook’s threat to block real journalism from its properties is simply an attempt to bully the Australian government and legislature.  It is also a clear attempted exercise of their massive, anticompetitive market power.   … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds ACCC Draft Code Mandating Compensation for News Publisher Content from Big Tech Platforms
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds ACCC Draft Code Mandating Compensation for News Publisher Content from Big Tech Platforms

The News Media Alliance commends the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) for the release of the Draft News Media Bargaining Code, aimed at rectifying the imbalance of power between news publishers and digital platforms … Read More
VIDEO: Antitrust Hearing Includes Discussion of Big Tech's Impact on Journalism
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VIDEO: Antitrust Hearing Includes Discussion of Big Tech’s Impact on Journalism

On Wednesday, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google all testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee on Antitrust as part of the Subcommittee’s investigation into the anticompetitive practices of online platforms … 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

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