News/Media Alliance Applauds Global AI Partnership between Axel Springer and OpenAI

Arlington, VA – The News/Media Alliance applauds Alliance member Axel Springer and OpenAI’s global partnership to strengthen independent journalism in the age of artificial intelligence (AI).  Alliance President & CEO Danielle Coffey stated, “These business arrangements are a good start in setting benchmarks for payment, demonstrating precedent of value.”

Reports indicate meaningful monetary value is at stake and a willingness to limit license on display that comes with attribution commitments.

Coffey continued, “We represent the industry and are working on an option available to all publishers in a way that makes sense and provides equity and fairness. OpenAI is doing the right thing to ensure technology and quality journalism exist and thrive in harmony. Our members are exploring all options, and we are ensuring no one is left behind.”



The News/Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,200 news, magazine, and digital media organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and globally. Alliance members include print and digital publishers of original journalism. Headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., the association focuses on ensuring the future of journalism through communication, research, advocacy, and innovation. Information about the News/Media Alliance can be found at


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