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Arlington, VA – News Media Alliance Executive Vice President and General Counsel Danielle Coffey has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI), the nonprofit affiliate of the National Press Club, for a two-year term. The NPCJI powers journalism in the public interest, promoting an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equipping journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire a more representative democracy.
At the Alliance, Coffey leads the organization’s advocacy and strategy. While focusing on a digital future for news, which includes building a more favorable legislative and regulatory environment for the digital distribution of news content, Coffey’s government affairs and policy advocacy is driven by news publishers’ core mission of a flourishing, free and independent press.
Coffey said, “People are consuming more news than ever, and I’m excited to join the NPCJI Board and work with them to highlight the critical importance of and need for high-quality, independent journalism as a pillar of our democracy.”
NPCJI President Gil Klein said, “Having Danielle with her breadth of experience in media law and her passion for sustaining quality journalism is essential for the Journalism Institute’s mission. We are fortunate that she agreed to join our board.”
Coffey joined the Alliance in April 2015, where she has focused on the intersection of technology and public policy. She has created a roadmap for more equitable partnerships between news publishers and big tech, with legislative, judicial, and global developments that will change the business landscape for news.
She earned her JD from the Catholic University Law School, with a specialization in Communications Law.
Read Danielle Coffey’s bio here.
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.
Members of the News/Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.