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 Bill Co-Sponsors
Why We Need the JCPA Alliance White Paper Safe Harbor Op-Ed
Hearings Videos #SafeHarbor4News Ads Press Releases & Statements
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 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.
House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Platforms & Market Power
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.
Alliance Safe Harbor Press Releases & Statements:
Alliance Applauds Reintroduction of 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.
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. 2054):
David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law – Sponsor
Doug Collins (R-GA), former Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee – Sponsor
Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)
Donna Shalala (D-FL)
Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Steve Stivers (R-OH)
James Comer (R-KY)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Steve Cohen (D-TN)
John Carter (R-TX)
Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. (D-AZ)
Rep. Moulton, Seth (D-MA)
Senate Bill (S. 1700):
John Kennedy (R-LA), Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Cory A. Booker (D-NJ)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Thank You Letter:
Send a thank-you note to Senators & Representatives co-sponsoring the bill in your State.