Journalism Act Being Drafted in Congress

Bipartisan congressional bill seeks to open journalistic negotiations with tech companies.

U.S. federal legislators announced the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act this week, a bill drafted to allow news organizations to negotiate for pay from tech companies for articles shared on their sites.

A bipartisan group including Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Representatives David Cicilline of Rhode Island, and Ken Buck of Colorado drafted this bill as a revised edition of a similar bill drafted in 2021 that fell through due to the opposition of trade groups representing Meta and Google.

The legislators stated the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act “removes legal obstacles to news organizations’ ability to negotiate collectively and secure fair terms from gatekeeper platforms that regularly access news content without paying for its value.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the senators and representatives involved in crafting the bill to be wise in detailing its particulars.
  • For members of the House and Senate as they consider the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.
  • For the Lord’s purpose for this nation to be accomplished through the congressional legislation that is passed.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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