The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal Are Coming Together to Fight Facebook and Google

2,000 publishers ask Congress for temporary antitrust exemption


As publishers continue to give Facebook and Google more ad dollars and control over distribution, a group of outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, Tronc and smaller newspapers are banding together. The News Media Alliance—a trade organization that represents almost 2,000 publishers—plans to ask Congress for a limited antitrust exemption this week.

By asking for antitrust clearance, the NMA hopes to “permit publishers to have concrete discussions with the two dominant distributors of online news content, Google and Facebook, on business model solutions to secure the long-term availability of local journalism produced by America’s newsrooms,” the organization said

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