Support Real News

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  • 03.21.2017

On Wednesday, March 29th, show your support for the journalists working tirelessly every day to bring you quality, investigative news. Support Real News.

Watch the Support Real News video:



Reporters, editors and photographers create real news. News you can trust.

Friends sharing some photos on mobile phoneThe News Media Alliance believes the dissemination of information to the public to promote discourse and awareness is the lynchpin of any democracy.

Help show your support for the journalists – in local communities and across the country – who are working tirelessly to bring you real news:

Subscribe to your local newspaper and donate to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists today. 


The News Media Alliance has provided several resources for your use to raise awareness and promote the importance of supporting real news, including print and digital ads, campaign video, press release, Op-Ed by News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern, social media badge and infographics, and links to other Real News efforts.

We will also hold a Facebook Live event at 2:00 pm EDT on March 29th and will post about the campaign on social media using the hashtag #SupportRealNews.


Watch New York Times journalists talk about how they cover the news around the world.

(Video credit: The New York Times.)

Watch Los Angeles Times Columnist Patt Morrison talk about the role of journalists in ensuring a healthy democracy:

(Video credit: The Los Angeles Times.)



The News Media Alliance is proud to provide two full-color print ads, as well as digital cube and digital leaderboard ads, for use in your print and online newspapers.

The ads can be customized with your name (change “This Publication” to your name) and logo.

The ads can be downloaded in EPS and PDF formats.


Real News Quarter Page Ad2Ad #1: Real News

Full-Page PDF (12″ x 21″): Click here

Quarter-Page PDF (12″ x 21″): Click here

Full-Page EPS (12″ x 21″): Click here (Download via Dropbox)

Quarter-Page EPS (12″ x 21″): Click here (Download via Dropbox)

Image files to be used only in conjunction with the above ad:

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Woman on bench (quarter-page)


Public Needs the Truth Quarter pageAd #2: The Public Needs the Truth

Full-Page PDF (12″ x 21″): Click here

Quarter-Page PDF (12″ x 21″): Click here

Full-Page EPS (12″ x 21″): Click here (Download via Dropbox)

Quarter-Page EPS (12″ x 21″): Click here (Download via Dropbox)

Image files to be used only in conjunction with the above ad:

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Photographer holding press badge (quarter-page)


Web Banners:

Public Needs the Truth Ads:

Truth Leaderboard ad

Link ads to

Public Needs the Truth Digital Cube (300 x 250)

Public Needs the Truth (728 x 90)


Real News Dig Cube adReal News Ads: 

Link to your subscription website

Real News Digital Cube (300 x 250)

Real News Leaderboard (728 x 90)




Op-Ed by David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance

The Three S’s of Fake News

Not Enemy of the People, Just Doing Our Jobs

Fake News: The Growing Phenomenon

Fighting Fake News

The Business of News in a Trump Presidency

When in Doubt, Blame the  News Media



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Social media graphics:

Download and share all four of our #SupportRealNews graphics, each featuring a memorable quote about the importance of journalism. Click the links below to open each graphic.

SRN-group-graphics Radio – “When citizens can’t tell real news from fake, they give up their demands for accountability bit by bit.” – Naomi Wolf

Newspapers – “Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.” – Ray Bradbury

TV cameras – “In America the President reigns for four years but journalism governs forever and ever.” – Oscar Wilde

Editing – “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan



The Three S’s of Fake News [Infographic] fakenews3s




Wall Street Journal – The Faces of Real News short films

Dana Mattioli, M&A Reporter
John Carreyrou, Investigative Reporter

New York Times – The New York Times to Launch Brand Campaign on the Search for Truth and the Importance of Independent Journalism 

The Truth is More Important Now Than Ever (video)



Baltimore Sun – Your Own Facts

Orlando Sentinel – Read Skeptically to Avoid Getting Fooled by Fake News 

LA Times –

Who’s to Blame for Fake news?

Want to Keep Fake News Out of Your Newsfeed? College Professor Creates List of Sites to Avoid

Inside a Long Beach Web Operation That Makes up Stories About Trump and Clinton: What They Do for Clicks and Cash

Having Google and Facebook Censor Content is No Way to Stop Fake News

Quartz – Bill Gates: “If anybody says we don’t need the media, that’s a little scary”

Wall Street Journal – Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds




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Real, Reputable, Trusted. Your News Media.

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