Welcome to the Safe Harbor Resource Center.
This page contains resources for members on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), which would provide a safe harbor for publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms.
Click on the links below to jump to resources and materials below related to the safe harbor legislation:
Support the JCPA Safe Harbor Bills Bill Fact Sheets News Bill Co-Sponsors
Why We Need the JCPA Alliance White Paper Safe Harbor Op-Ed
Hearings Videos #SafeHarbor4News Ads Social Media Support
Press Releases & Statements Latest Articles
Support the JCPA:
Show your support for the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act by adding yourself to our list of supporting organizations and individuals.
Safe Harbor Bills:
Bill Fact Sheets:
Why We Need the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act:
Alliance White Paper
White Paper: “How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism”
The White Paper is based on more than a year of interviews and consultations with many Alliance members about their experiences with Google products. It outlines several of the ways in which Google uses news content to its advantage across its products and services.
Alliance Safe Harbor Op-Ed:
Support from members’ constituent publishers will help build momentum for the legislation. Click the button below to download and run our editorial on the importance of the JCPA for sustaining the future of journalism.*
* 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.
Saving the Free and Diverse Press (March 12, 2021)
Written testimony of News Media Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern:
Statement of the Record of Maribel Perez Wadsworth, President of News, Gannett Media
and Publisher, USA TODAY:
House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power (June 10, 2019)
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.
Share Social Media Support for the #SafeHarbor4News:
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 #SafeHarbor4News social graphics, too.
Click to see full-size images.
Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:
News Media Alliance Applauds House and Senate for Reintroducing
Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
Click the button below to view the #SafeHarbor4News Videos. Scroll down to view more videos, including from our testimony at the House Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing, “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: : The Free and Diverse Press,” on June 11, 2019, in which News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern testified on the need for a Safe Harbor for news publishers.
Cook County News Herald editorial, “Back the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act” (Apr. 16, 2021)
Safe Harbor Bill Sponsors Needed:
Please 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 tc
House Bill (H.R. 1735):
David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law – Sponsor
Ken Buck (R-CO) – Sponsor
Madeleine Dean (D-PA) –
Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) –
Matt Gaetz (R-FL) –
Jamie Raskin (D-MD) –
Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) –
Victoria Spartz (R-IN) –
Greg Steube (R-FL) –
Susan Wild (D-PA) –
Senate Bill (S. 673):
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights – Sponsor
John Kennedy (R-LA), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – Sponsor
Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) –
Rand Paul (R-KY) – Co-Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) –
Thank You Letter:
Send a thank-you note to Senators & Representatives co-sponsoring the bill in your State.