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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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First Amendment


CEO Column


The Power of Daily News in our Digital Future

February 08, 2016

I was recently invited by Digital Content Next to attend their members' summit. It was a great chance for me to hear from digital content managers representing a wide variety of media businesses - and the smart people they look to for advice and insight - and to evaluate the prospects for daily news organizations in the digital era, particularly as compared to other types of publishers. The bottom line – I will gladly bet on the power of daily news in our digital future.

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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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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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NAA Roundup

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NAA Roundup

February 05, 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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Computer and mouse

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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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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