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     Bill Co-Sponsors
Why We Need the JCPA     Alliance White Paper     Safe Harbor Op-Ed
Hearings      Videos     #SafeHarbor4News Ads    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:

Download the PDF here.
 

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. 

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.

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

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.
'The Real Story: Who Will Pay for the News?': BBC World News Service with Danielle Coffey
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‘The Real Story: Who Will Pay for the News?’: BBC World News Service with Danielle Coffey

News Media Alliance Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Danielle Coffey, joined a panel on BBC’s World News Service radio show, “The Real Story: Who Will Pay for the News?” to discuss the proposed news media bargaining code in Australia … Read More
Statement: Facebook to Restrict Sharing of News in Australia
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Statement: Facebook to Restrict Sharing of News in Australia

Facebook has announced it will limit sharing and viewing of news by publishers and users in Australia on its platform, in response to the proposed news media bargaining code in the country … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Australian News Media Bargaining Code Report Requiring Big Tech to Pay for News
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Australian News Media Bargaining Code Report Requiring Big Tech to Pay for News

The News Media Alliance commends the release today of the Australian Parliament’s Economics Legislation Committee Report on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) News Media Bargaining Code … Read More
Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Microsoft for Support of Australia Bargaining Code
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Statement: News Media Alliance Applauds Microsoft for Support of Australia Bargaining Code

Microsoft President Brad Smith today outlined Microsoft’s support for the proposed bargaining code in Australia that would, among other things, require dominant tech platforms to negotiate with and compensate news publishers for use of their content … Read More
Alliance CEO Op-Ed: Media Code is Thoughtful, Brave and Might Save Journalism
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Alliance CEO Op-Ed: Media Code is Thoughtful, Brave and Might Save Journalism

An op-ed by News Media Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern ran in The Australian today, regarding the proposed bargaining code in Australia to require the big tech platforms to pay news publishers for use of their content … Read More
Statement: Ad Tech Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Should Stay in Texas
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Statement: Ad Tech Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Should Stay in Texas

Today, the News Media Alliance submitted a Declaration with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to strongly advocate to keep the ad tech antitrust lawsuit against Google – filed by the State of Texas and nine other states in December – in Texas instead of moving … Read More
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