JCPA – Safe Harbor Resource Center

JCPA – Safe Harbor Resource Center

Welcome to the JCPA – Safe Harbor Resource Center.

Your place for information on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) (H.R. 1735 and S. 673), which would allow news publishers to collectively negotiate with the tech platforms for fair compensation for use of their content:

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Save Local News - Support the JCPA:

Show your support and help preserve trustworthy quality journalism in America.

Sign our 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.

List of JCPA Supporters
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What Others Are Saying:

SCHOEN: Americans Are Sounding The Alarm Over Big Tech (The Daily Caller, May 8, 2022)
Polling shows both sides of the aisle support reining in Big Tech (The Hill, May 1, 2022) (The Daily Caller, May 8, 2022)
Moves to curb Big Tech’s power over news and publishing find widespread support (, April 28, 2022)
Local news needs help against tech giants (Wisconsin State Journal editorial board, March 23, 2022)
Kevin P. St. James: Saving Local News From Big Tech (New Hampshire Union-Leader, March 20, 2022)
How and why Congress needs to get big tech to start paying for news (The Seattle Times, March 4, 2022)
“Big Tech Has Been Destroying Local News. Finally, a Response” (Real Clear Policy, February 1, 2022) 
Taking Power Back from Big Tech” (Washington Examiner, November 5, 2021) 
Opinion/Minow and Hadjipanteli: Congress must stop Big Tech’s threat to the press“(The Providence Journal, Jan. 11, 2022)
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)
Conservative Outlets Support the JCPA (Rep. Ken Buck via Twitter, May 7, 2021)
Back the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act” (Cook County News Herald editorial, Apr. 16, 2021)

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.

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Help Us Get JCPA Co-Sponsors:

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Visit our Voter Voice campaign, where you can send a letter to your member of Congress encouraging them to co-sponsor the Safe Harbor bill.
  2. Contact your Member of Congress and ask that they sponsor this legislation to support a one-time safe harbor for news publishers.
  3. Send a thank-you letter if your state’s member of Congress has co-sponsored the JCPA. Click here for a sample letter.

JCPA Fact Sheet:

Bill Co-Sponsors

House Bill (H.R. 1735) Sponsors:

  • David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
  • Ken Buck (R-CO), Ranking Member


Gus Bilirakis (R-FL); Vern Buchanan (R-FL); Ken Calvert (R-CA); Salud O. Carbajal (D-CA); Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA); Kathy Castor (D-FL); Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO); Jim Cooper (D-TN); Joe Courtney (D-CT); Angie Craig (D-MN); Rick Crawford (R-AR); Madeleine Dean (D-PA); Diana DeGette (D-CO); 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); Mark E. Green (R-TN); Glenn Grothman (R-WI); Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); Jared Huffman (D-CA); Pramila Jayapal (D-WA); Dusty Johnson (R-SD); Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA); 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); Grace Meng (D-NY); Seth Moulton (D-MA); Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN); Jerry Nadler (D-NY); Joe Neguse (D-CO); Burgess Owens (R-UT); Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS); Katie Porter (D-CA); Jamie Raskin (D-MD); Mike D. Rogers (R-AL); Deborah Ross (D-NC); Tim Ryan (D-OH); Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA); David Scott (D-GA); Victoria Spartz (R-IN); Terri A. Sewell (D-AL); Pete Stauber (R-MN); Greg Steube (R-FL); Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY); Mark Takano (D-CA); Mike Thompson (D-CA); Thomas P. Tiffany (R-WI); Dina Titus (D-NV); Lori Trahan (D-MA); Joe Wilson (R-SC); Susan Wild (D-PA)

Senate Bill (S. 673) 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


Cory A. Booker  (D-NJ); Susan Collins (R-ME); Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); Rand Paul (R-KY); Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

White Paper

White Paper: “How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism”

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. 

JCPA Op-Eds:

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.*

JCPA Market Power Sample editorial
JCPA Democracy Sample editorial

* 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)

Hearing information
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)

Watch: Video highlights
Written testimony
Statement for the record

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Alliance Safe Harbor 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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JCPA Videos

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Washington Post Live Discussion: View from the Hill: Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Local News

Below you will find the latest articles pertaining to our efforts on antitrust, starting with the most recent.
Judge Restricts Apple’s Anti-Competitive App Store Practices

Judge Restricts Apple’s Anti-Competitive App Store Practices

Today, the Northern District of California published its decision in the Epic Games v. Apple case. The court found that Apple violated California’s Unfair Competition Law and issued an injunction against Apple. The injunction prohibits Apple from requiring developers to use in-app purchasing or restricting in-app links. The court ruled … Read More
Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments

Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments

On September 8, the High Court of Australia denied media companies’ appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales defamation decision last year. On June 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that several media companies were liable under defamation law for comments by third parties … Read More
Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia

Statement: Small News Publishers Get Deal in Australia

After a month of negotiating collectively under authorization from the ACCC, with the looming threat of forced arbitration, Australian news organization Country Press Australia (CPA), which includes over 180 regional and local publications across the country, struck a deal with Google … Read More
Small News Publishers in Australia Get Deal with Google

Small News Publishers in Australia Get Deal with Google

Today, over 70 regional news publications represented by Country Press Australia reached a deal to join Google News Showcase. This deal will allow the publishers to be fairly compensated for their content by terms that they negotiated with the dominant tech platform. These small papers were able to have bargaining … Read More
Google Having Secret Meetings with Select Publishers about Privacy Sandbox

Google Having Secret Meetings with Select Publishers about Privacy Sandbox

Digiday reported that Google has been meeting with select, large publishers about its privacy sandbox. Though a Google spokesperson said they are “committed to open dialogue with publishers of all sizes,” most publishers were excluded from these meetings. Google and any known participants refuse to disclose who was involved in … Read More
New York Chosen as Venue for Google Antitrust Cases

New York Chosen as Venue for Google Antitrust Cases

The Judicial Panel for Multistate Litigation (JPML) ruled on the antitrust litigation pending against Google and selected New York as the forum for all cases. This is a very positive development, as the venue is more favorable than California as Google would have preferred. New York is a faster forum … Read More

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