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MD Online Political Advertising law ruled unconstitutional

December 8, 2019
The Fourth Circuit has struck down Maryland's controversial online political advertising law, affirming a lower court decision. This litigation stemmed from Maryland's requirements, passed in 2018, that would force news organizations to publish certain information about online political advertisers on their websites and posed tremendous burdens to newspapers. MDDC Press and its member publications, led in the effort by the Washington Post, were named plaintiffs in the case. Ballard Spahr litigated the case. ... More

Revised MDDC holiday advertising deadlines

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MDDC Code of Ethics

Members of the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association subscribe to the following code of ethics:
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Facts Matter

November 15, 2019
Facts Matter. That’s what journalism is about, isn’t it? Objective facts lead to well considered conclusions.
Facts Matter
Journalists investigate, report, and educate so that readers can make decisions about things that are important to them. ... More

Readers weigh in

November 15, 2019
The Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association conducted a survey of readers of member publications September – October 2019. Members promoted the survey to their readership and MDDC provided a unique link for each participating publication. Hyper-local news is critically important to readers in Maryland, Delaware and DC. Readers engage with the content and advertisers found in print and online, reporting that their buying decisions and lives are impacted by the items they read and see. News media publications in our region are excellent or good sources for local news and widely trusted. Readers view breaking news, state and local government news, and police and crime coverage as the most important topics to cover. Readers are generally satisfied with the level of coverage provided. ... More

NNA welcomes moderation in 2020 postage increases

The annual increase in postage classes heavily used by newspapers has been revealed by the US Postal Service, and National Newspaper Association was pleased that they are relatively moderate, in line with inflation. ... More

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