MPA speaks up for its members and the industry with official statements regarding our leadership, research, advocacy and government submissions.
Washington, D.C., July 29, 2021 – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media today expressed continued support for the Journalist Protection Act reintroduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Robert Menendez and Representative Eric Swalwell. The legislation would better protect journalists and the free press by making the intimidation of a working journalist or the knowing assault of a reporter engaged in newsgathering a federal crime.
Washington, D.C., July 1, 2021 – MPA – the Association of Magazine Media today expressed support for the Protect Reporters from Excessive State Suppression (PRESS) Act introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Jamie Raskin.
Washington, D.C., April 29, 2021 –MPA – the Association of Magazine Media – today announced that Bonnie Kintzer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trusted Media Brands, has been named Chair of the MPA Board of Directors for a one-year term. Kintzer leads Trusted Media Brands, a media and direct marketing company that connects with audiences of more than 58 million nationwide across industry-leading brands such as Taste of Home, Reader’s Digest, Family Handyman and The Healthy.
Magazine Publishers Oppose Inclusion of Paper Products in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) System
Washington, D.C., February 3, 2021 – MPA – the Association of Magazine Media today expressed strong opposition to New York Senate Bill S. 1185A, the Extended Producer Responsibility Act. By including printed paper products in the proposed EPR program, the bill unfairly targets products that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and recyclable.
Washington, D.C., January 27, 2021 – MPA, the Association of Magazine Media, today filed a motion to stay a possible 7.6 percent rate increase that could hit postal customers starting in June. MPA previously asked the Postal Regulatory Commission to withdraw the proposed increase, which violates the inflation-based postal rate cap that is required by law, and also filed suit in federal court to block the increase. Today’s motion asks the court to stay any rate increase until the court issues a final ruling.