Combined organization will focus on ensuring the future of quality journalism
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Arlington, VA – The News Media Alliance and MPA – The Association of Magazine Media today announced their agreement to merge the two organizations. The new combined association will be called the News/Media Alliance and will focus on building a powerful future for quality journalism. The memberships of both organizations have approved the merger, which, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close this summer.
News publishers and magazines are creators of great original journalism in the media landscape, together representing $45 billion in annual revenue. The Alliance and MPA represent many of the biggest and most renowned brands in both industries.
While the two industries have different pasts, they share a common future. The two organizations have overlapping missions and advocate on many of the same issues.
Current Alliance President & CEO, David Chavern, will act as CEO of the combined entity.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to bring our two organizations together and leverage our collective voice to achieve our shared vision of a bright and thriving future for high-quality journalism and content,” said Chavern. “The needs of the two industries are closely aligned, and this union will allow us to deliver higher value for a broader number of publishers and content creators.”
“The combined strength of news and magazine media publishers in this new alliance will expand opportunities for both our memberships, and we are pleased to be helping make this merger happen on their behalf,” said MPA President and Chief Executive Officer Rita Cohen, who will work with the newly merged organization. “I look forward to working with David and his team as we advance the future of publishing and high-quality journalism.”
The News/Media Alliance will be adding resources including hiring to build out legislative, technical and research capabilities for the combined organization.
Chavern continued, “Our members are continually creating new digital products that engage audiences and strengthen communities. They want and deserve markets for those products that fairly value quality journalism. We are absolutely committed to helping them to win in the evolving digital content landscape.”
News Media Alliance
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
About News Media Alliance: The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and globally. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org.
About MPA – The Association of Magazine Media: Representing over 500 brands, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the voice of the multi-platform media that informs, inspires and entertains readers and content users across the United States. We advocate for federal and state public policies that enable our members to deliver the content consumers value and trust.
Members of the News/Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.