The News Media Coalition
The News Media Coalition is an international organisation and network focusing on the specific threat to legitimate editorial, press and publishing freedoms from the controls placed on news-gathering and news-distribution practices by the organisers of major events of public interest.
Mostly this is about mega sports events but it's not only sport. The worlds of show-business, fashion, concerts and even public civic events have presented problems to news media organisations wishing to cover events - and to use their own legal copyright content.
Our members strive to ensure that their legal intellectual property rights are respected and not curtailed by event organisations refusing access to news-gatherers unless restrictions on content are accepted.
The NMC is a membership organisation and the News Media Coalition has bases in London and Brussels – and operates worldwide.
Our network includes major publishing houses in all regions and national and international news agencies other news media trade associations – and journalist groups themselves. Our members includes well-known and trusted names: Thomson Reuters, News International, Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, the international photo agency Getty Images, the Press Association, the News Media Association (the trade association for national newspapers in Britain), the European Publishers Council and the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA), European Pressphoto Agency and many more.
We listen to and act on the concerns of proprietors, editors and the managements of newspapers and agencies operating in the world of print and digital publishing, news services and sales of news content.
The NMC therefore is a platform for the concerns you share with our other supporters about unfair restrictions on legitimate operations and our ability to inform society with independent news now and far into the digital future.
We are a not-for-profit membership organisation.
Your interest, support and participation is welcomed.
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Governance of the NMC, in accordance with its constitution, is undertaken by a Board, chaired by Clive Milner (former Chief Operating Officer of News International). He is supported by the other current officers of the NMC: Angela Mills Wade (European Publishers Council) and Ken Mainardis (Getty Images).
Andrew Moger is Executive Director, alongside Jelmer Hofkamp, our Policy Advisor who runs the Secretariat function.
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