Welcome to the JCPA Resource Center.
Your place for information on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), which would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms for fair compensation for use of their content.
JCPA Quick Links:
- Bill text:
– Senate (S. 1094) (2023)
- Contact Member of Congress
- JCPA Ads
- Myth vs. Fact: The JCPA
- JCPA Fact Sheet
- Timeline: Meta’s Keeps News Publishers Spinning with Endless Mind Games
- Supporters / Letters of support
- Op-Eds and Editorials Supporting the JCPA
- Talking Points
- Support Journalism, Support the JCPA Graphics
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Actions You Can Take Now:
Actions you can take to help the JCPA move forward:
Save Local News - Support the JCPA
Show your support and help preserve trustworthy quality journalism in America.
Sign our Change.org petition to encourage Congress to pass the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act, a bipartisan bill that that would help ensure news publishers receive fair compensation from Google and Facebook for use of their original content.
Op-Eds and Editorials Supporting the JCPA – click here.
The California Journalism Preservation Act is our best bet to protect journalism | Opinion (The Sacramento Bee, May 30, 2023)
Vox Media Supports the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) (Vox Media, November 10, 2022)
Opinion: A new law can help us keep the robust free press our democracy needs (Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2022)
News/Media Alliance Defends The JCPA, Says It Will Create Jobs (MediaPost, August 31, 2022)
JCPA Talking Points and Message Guidance
JCPA Talking Points
We urge you to support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) to ensure that news publishers are fairly compensated by Big Tech for the value of their content. Use our talking points in conversations about the bill.
The Copyright Alliance sent a letter to House and Senate Antitrust Chairs David Cicilline (D-RI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), respectively, and Ranking members Ken Buck (R-LA) and Mike Lee (R-UT), striking down false claims and emphasizing that the JCPA does not implicate copyright law. The JCPA addresses antitrust issues and does not mention or implicate copyright law. Read the letter here.
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Myth vs. Fact: The JCPA
Local journalism, necessary for maintaining an informed and active citizenry, is under threat. By not paying small and local publishers for access to their quality reporting, Big Tech has created news deserts, driving many outlets out of business. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) would allow small and local news publishers to collectively negotiate with Big Tech for fair compensation for access to the journalistic content that generates revenue on those platforms.
Myth vs. Fact: the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) addresses the misconceptions about the JCPA made by Big Tech and their allies.
Related: News/Media Alliance Defends The JCPA, Says It Will Create Jobs (MediaPost)
JCPA Fact Sheet
Facebook and Google abuse their duopoly power over the digital marketplace, setting the rules for news publishers and determining how journalism is displayed, prioritized, and monetized. These rules have led to the commoditization of news and the proliferation of dangerous misinformation that undermines the fabric of our democracy.
We must pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers – especially small and local publishers – are treated fairly and compensated justly. These publishers work hard to report news and write content, yet Big Tech companies are the ones who profit most from their work. This is fundamentally unfair, and the JCPA will bring about much-needed change.
Read the JCPA one-pager here.
Timeline: Meta's Keeps News Publishers Spinning with Endless Mind Games
Big tech company Meta, which owns Facebook, has over the years changed course in its relationship with news more times than we can count, pushing news publishers away one moment and pulling them back the next to serve their interests, with little regard for the detrimental impact to publishers, journalism, and readers. This timeline illustrates how Meta has literally flipped from one side to the complete opposite, sometimes in the span of days, and how they have stated their intent to prioritize news, only to cast it off later as old news.
View the timeline here.
Don't Let Big Tech Cancel Local News, Support the JCPA Ads
Local news organizations are under pressure. Local news strengthens our community, but local papers across the country are under threat. Big Tech takes advantage of the news and information created by local publishers, but they won’t pay for it.
The Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) is a bipartisan bill that allows local news companies to negotiate with Big Tech to ensure they are treated fairly and compensated justly. If Congress doesn’t pass the JCPA, communities across America will continue to lose quality local, fact-based news coverage.
Contact your member of Congress to support the JCPA and ensure Big Tech doesn’t cancel local news: 202.224.3121
JCPA Editorials / Op-Eds
Support from members’ constituent publishers will help build momentum for the legislation. Click the links below to download and run the post-election editorial on the need to pass the JCPA now.
Additional op-ed and editorial:
* Note: If you would like to run it as an op-ed, please list the author as Danielle Coffey, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, News/Media Alliance. Please click here to download a head shot.
2023 Senate Bill (S. 1094) Sponsors:
- Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- John Kennedy (R-LA), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Cory Booker (D-NJ); Bill Cassidy (R-LA); Susan Collins (R-ME); Steve Daines (R-MT); Dick Durbin (D-IL); Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Mazie Hirono (D-HI); John Neely Kennedy (R-LA); Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME); Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); Joe Manchin (D-WV); Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Based on more than a year of interviews and consultations with many Alliance members about their experiences with Google products, this White Paper outlines several of the ways in which Google uses news content to its advantage across its products and services.
California State Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection Hearing on the California Journalism Preservation Act (AB 886) (April 25, 2023)
Saving the Free and Diverse Press (March 12, 2021)
House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power (June 10, 2019)
Alliance JCPA Press Releases & Statements
Share Social Media Support for the JCPA
Share your support for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act — and ask your Member of Congress to do the same — by tweeting at them with one of our pre-written tweets. You can add some visual appeal by using one of our social graphics, too.
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California State Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection Hearing on the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA, AB 886), April 25, 2023:
Featuring testimony by News/Media Alliance Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Danielle Coffey.
Click on the image below to watch on YouTube.