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Public Policy

Media Coalition Applauds House Vote on FOIA Reforms

January 12, 2016

On January 11, 2016, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 653, the “FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015” that constitutes the most important piece of legislation to strengthen and secure open government in a decade. The legislation would strengthen the Office of Government Information Services – the FOIA Ombudsman – created by statute in 2007.

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Industry Insight


Five Answers with Stacy Lynch, Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Cox Media Group

February 01, 2016

Stacy Lynch is the Senior Director of Audience Analytics, Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Cox Media Group. Lynch and her team provide audience analytics that use transactional data, web analytics, sales data, market data and a variety of other sources to understand consumers and inform strategy. NAA caught up with Lynch about her work, how she sees the future of media and more.

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CEO Column


Invested in the Future of News Media

January 26, 2016

If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. John Henry. Glen Taylor. All of them have made significant investments in newspapers, despite the media pundits that have been claiming the death of the newspaper industry for years.

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News & Media


Tech Startups and Legacy Publishers Partner to Drive Growth and Foster Innovation

January 21, 2016

By David Chavern, NAA president & CEO - Over history, the news industry has always been heavily impacted by – and then it has adapted to – technological change. Town criers gave way to printing presses, and typesetting was replaced by photocomposition. Our industry has always found ways to transmit the latest news in the fastest and most efficient ways possible.

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Webinar Recap: "Mitigating the Impact of Ad Blocking"

January 21, 2016

According to a recent Adobe and PageFair report, 198 million people worldwide are active ad block users. With approximately 45 million users in the United States alone, ad block usage shows no signs of slowing down. From 2014 to 2015, global ad blocking usage grew by 41 percent, contributing to nearly $22 billion in lost ad revenue.

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NAA Roundup

January 29, 2016

Weekly NAA Round-up of the latest member announcements and staff changes, NAA announcements, what's on our reading list, and social media posts.

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Postal Affairs


USPS Can’t Reject Mailings with Marijuana Ads

January 20, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service declared it illegal to enter mail - including newspapers - which contain ads offering to buy or sell marijuana and other controlled substances, no matter what the local state law may say. At the same time, USPS clarified that local postmasters and managers of Business Mail Entry Units lack the authority to declare particular written matters non-mailable on account of their content.

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