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NMA applauds Senators Kennedy and Klobuchar for introducing Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

by NMA Staff     June 3, 2019

Bill will provide safe harbor for news publishers to collectively negotiate with tech platforms

News Media Alliance (NMA) President & CEO David Chavern said, “We are thrilled that two bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have championed this legislation, which speaks to its widely understood importance. We are grateful to Senators Kennedy and Klobuchar for their commitment to quality journalism and we look forward to news publishers soon having the ability to negotiate with the platforms that currently control who sees our content.”

The NMA has been very vocal over the last year in advocating for such legislation, which it believes is needed to address the imbalance in the news publisher-platform relationship. “The tech platforms greatly benefit from news content. We need terms that will allow news publishers to continue to reinvest in quality journalism,” Chavern said.

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