Welcome to the Safe Harbor Resource Center.
Click on the links below to access resources and materials related to the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) (H.R. 1735 and S. 673), also known as the Safe Harbor Bill, which would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms for fair compensation for use of their content:
Safe Harbor Bills Support the JCPA JCPA Talking Points 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
Safe Harbor Bills:
Save Local News - Support the JCPA:
Show your support and help preserve trustworthy quality journalism in America.
Click below to 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.
JCPA Talking Points and Message Guidance:
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.
Safe Harbor Bill Co-Sponsors Needed:
Click below to be taken to our Voter Voice campaign, where you can complete a short form that will send a letter to your member of Congress encouraging them to co-sponsor the Safe Harbor bill.
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)
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.
Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:
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.
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.
“Commentary: Jim Martin: Unlikely political allies are trying to save local newspapers — and you can help” (Boulder Daily Camera, Nov. 13, 2021)
“Google Charges More Than Twice Its Rivals in Ad Deals, Unredacted Suit Says” (The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 22, 2021)
“How to Save the News from Google” (National Review, Oct. 22, 2021)
“Back the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act” (Cook County News Herald editorial, Apr. 16, 2021)
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.
Show your support for the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act by adding yourself to our list of supporting organizations and individuals.
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
Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) –
Vern Buchanan (R-FL) –
Salud O. Carbajal (D-CA) –
Jim Cooper (D-TN) –
Joe Courtney (D-CT) –
Rick Crawford (R-AR) –
Madeleine Dean (D-PA) –
Antonio Delgado (D-NY) –
Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) –
Theodore Deutch (D-FL) –
Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) –
Anna Eshoo (D-CA) –
Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) –
Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) –
Matt Gaetz (R-FL) –
Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) –
Dusty Johnson (R-SD) –
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA) – Co-Sponsor
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) –
Mondaire Jones (D-NY) –
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) –
Conor Lamb (D-PA) –
John Larson (D-CT) –
Kathy Manning (D-NC) –
Doris Matsui (D-CA) –
Lucy McBath (D-GA) –
Joe Neguse (D-CO) –
Burgess Owens (R-UT) –
Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS) –
Jamie Raskin (D-MD) –
Mike D. Rogers (R-AL) –
Tim Ryan (D-OH) –
Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) –
David Scott (D-GA) –
Victoria Spartz (R-IN) –
Pete Stauber (R-MN) – Co-Sponsor
Greg Steube (R-FL) –
Mark Takano (D-CA) – Co-Sponsor
Dina Titus (D-NV) –
Susan Wild (D-PA) –
Senate Bill (S. 673):
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) –
Chair 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) –
Susan Collins (R-ME) –
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) –
Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) –
Rand Paul (R-KY) –
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) –
Thank You Letter:
Send a thank-you note to Senators & Representatives co-sponsoring the bill in your State.