Support Journalism Fly-In 2024

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September 10-11, 2024 | Washington, D.C.

Make your voice heard! Join your peers in Washington, D.C. from September 10-11 for the Support Journalism Fly-in where you will have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress and their staff to reinforce the need for legislation that would compensate news publishers for the use of our valuable content. We’ll also meet to discuss pressing topics affecting the industry including AI, free press, postal, privacy, and tax.

This event is invitation-only. If you have not received an invitation and are interested in attending, please contact Judy Gawczynski at

How this works:

The Alliance will:

  • Schedule the meetings with Members of Congress and their staff
  • Hold an orientation and prepare you for what to expect
  • Provide you with talking points
  • Provide you with an app where you’ll easily be able to access your meeting schedule, talking points, and other important details. You will receive details on how to access the app closer to event.

Please note that all meetings and the Support Journalism Awards & Chairman’s Dinner are off the record.


Complimentary, advanced registration is required. Click here to register. All events below are free to attend. Travel and hotel accommodations are at the cost of the attendee. (See note below about financial assistance).

Please contact Judy Gawczynski if you have any questions –


Washington Marriott Capitol Hill (view map)
175 L St NE
Washington, DC 20002

To book a room in our room block starting at $339 + tax per night for the nights of Monday, September 9, Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11, please click this link. If you need additional nights outside that timeframe, please contact Ra’Chelle Carey to make your reservation at ra’ or 301-450-4020.

The deadline to book a room in our block is Friday, August 16.

Our room block does not include suites. Rooms booked within our block are on the side of the hotel that doesn’t overlook the train tracks to avoid being disrupted by train sounds. For your awareness, if you book a suite, your room overlooks the train tracks and the train sound can be disruptive.

Please note that availability may be limited.


Tuesday, September 10

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Alliance Support Journalism Awards & Chairman’s Dinner

Wednesday, September 11

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast and Hill Visit Briefing

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Capitol Hill Advocacy Visits

Travel Stipend:

The News/Media Alliance is offering a travel stipend of up to $1,000 to those who are in need of financial assistance and wouldn’t be able to attend without it. For consideration to receive the stipend, individuals can apply for it when registering. Once approved, in order to receive reimbursement for event-related travel expenses, participants must:

  • Stay within the designated room block at the Washington Marriott Capitol Hill
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and complete the Meeting Report Form in the Advocacy Associates app
  • Submit expenses with receipts up to $1,000 by Friday, October 11, 2024


Please contact with any questions. 

Media Inquiries:

Lindsey Loving
Director, Communications

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