Combined organization will focus on ensuring future of quality journalism
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Arlington, VA – The News Media Alliance and MPA – The Association of Magazine Media have officially merged. The new combined association is now known as the News/Media Alliance and will focus on building a powerful future for quality journalism. The two organizations announced their plan to merge in May.
The News/Media Alliance is the leading voice for the news and magazine media industries, fighting for the future of publishing. News publishers and magazines are creators of valuable, compelling original journalism, together over $40 billion in annual revenue. News/Media Alliance members represent many of the biggest and most renowned brands in the news publishing and magazine industries.
The organization’s top-notch advocacy, proprietary research, original programs and dynamic events will bring together its diverse membership under a shared and vital purpose. The Alliance is committed to working with both its news publisher and magazine media members to create strategies and business models that will propel the industry forward and allow for original, quality journalism to thrive.
Alliance President & CEO David Chavern stated, “We are committed to defending the future of high-quality journalism. Our members work diligently to meet the needs of their readers, who rely on the news, investigative journalism and in-depth stories they provide. We know the future for the industry is bright and full of possibility, and we are excited that our two industries have joined together under a common mission.”
The Alliance is currently bringing on more expertise to expand its overall legislative, technical and research capabilities.
Chavern continued, “Together, we will leverage our collective voice to achieve our vision of sustained quality journalism whose value is recognized – by all who distribute and consume it – for the tremendous contributions it provides to society and to people’s lives.”
About News/Media Alliance: The News/Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news and magazine 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 www.newsmediaalliance.org.
Members of the News/Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.