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20.01.22

NMA Urges Caution On Broadening Text And Data Mining Exceptions

The UK should not be tempted to adopt a more permissive regime for text and data mining which could further boost the ability of platforms and aggregators to profit from news publishers’ journalism without their consent, the News Media Ass...

20.01.22

Bury Times Lands MP Defection Exclusive

The Bury Times broke the news of a local MP’s defection from the Conservative Party to Labour amid speculation about Boris Johnson’s future as Prime Minister. The paper broke the story of Bury South MP Christian Wakeford’s...

17.01.22

NMA Letter To BBC Board Demands Limitations To Online News Activities

The News Media Association has called on the BBC to withdraw plans to expand its provision of local news set out in 'Across the UK' in an open letter to the BBC Board sent on behalf of the NMA Board and members.  In the letter, NMA chi...

17.01.22

MPs: BBC Must Not Marginalise Commercial Local News Media

MPs overwhelmingly believe that commercial local news media is vital for communities and must not be crowded out by the BBC expanding its own local news services, new research commissioned by the News Media Association has revealed. Seventy...

14.01.22

MPs Urge Government To Adopt OSB Bill Joint Committee Recommendations

MPs have welcomed the Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill's report and urged the government to adopt its recommendations. MPs said yesterday that the government’s commitment to protecting free speech should run &ldquo...