Safe Harbor Resource Center

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.

Hearings:

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)

#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. 

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

Videos:

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.

News:

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

Bill Co-Sponsors:

House Bill (H.R. 1735):

David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law – Sponsor

Ranking Member
Ken Buck (R-CO) – Sponsor

Madeleine Dean (D-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) –
Co-Sponsor

Matt Gaetz (R-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Jamie Raskin (D-MD) –
Co-Sponsor

Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

Victoria Spartz (R-IN) –
Co-Sponsor

Greg Steube (R-FL) –
Co-Sponsor

Susan Wild (D-PA) –
Co-Sponsor

 

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) –
Co-Sponsor

Rand Paul (R-KY) – Co-Sponsor

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) –
Co-Sponsor

Thank You Letter:

Send a thank-you note to Senators & Representatives co-sponsoring the bill in your State.

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.
News Media Alliance Hosts Congressional Meetings to Advocate for Passage of the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
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News Media Alliance Hosts Congressional Meetings to Advocate for Passage of the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

This week, the News Media Alliance will host virtual meetings between Alliance member newspaper executives and their members of Congress to advocate for the passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), also known as the “Safe Harbor bill.” … Read More
Support the Safe Harbor Bill on Social Media
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Support the Safe Harbor Bill on Social Media

Show your support for the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” and ask your Members of Congress to do the same with these pre-written tweets and eye-catching social graphics … Read More
FTC’s Google Memos Underline the Need for Legislation to Balance the Online Marketplace
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FTC’s Google Memos Underline the Need for Legislation to Balance the Online Marketplace

In mid-March, Politico published a powerful piece of investigative reporting titled “How Washington fumbled the future,” detailing the Federal Trade Commission’s 2012 investigation into Google’s anticompetitive conduct and the agency’s failure to bring a case against Google … Read More
Alliance Testimony: House Antitrust Hearing on Saving Local Journalism
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Alliance Testimony: House Antitrust Hearing on Saving Local Journalism

On March 12, News Media Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern, testified at the House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing, “Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press.” Watch his testimony … Read More
Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Re-Introduced
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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Re-Introduced

On March 12, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing about “Saving the Free and Diverse Press” by reviving competition in the marketplace. At the hearing, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” which would enable news publishers to collectively … Read More
News Media Alliance to Testify at House Antitrust Hearing on Saving Local Journalism
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News Media Alliance to Testify at House Antitrust Hearing on Saving Local Journalism

The News Media Alliance will testify today at 10:00 a.m. ET at a House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing, “Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press,” on the need for the dominant tech platforms, such as Facebook and Google, to compensate news publishers fairly for … Read More
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