Supporting Journalism

Supporting Journalism



NLA licences contribute to a vibrant UK media and support jobs in journalism.  NLA licence revenue is distributed to publishers in the form of royalty payments. In 2013 NLA media access revenues represented the equivalent of 1000+jobs in journalism.

Since its creation the NLA supported Journalism Diversity Fund has provided bursaries to over 150 aspiring journalists and in 2013 supported 22 students from diverse backgrounds to train as journalists.

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Read the NLA's Code of Conduct and service commitments developed in accordance with the British Copyright Council Principles. The Code also outlines what to do in the event that you are dis-satisfied with the NLA service including how to contact the Ombudsman.

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Appreciating the value of news content

If you share news content with colleagues and clients, NLA media access has a range of licences to meet your needs. NLA licences give your organisation permission to share and copy content from NLA represented publications - newspapers and magazines.

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International Agreements - NLA holds a number of agreements with Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs) overseas.  These RROs represent the UK rights holders in their territory ensuring royalties are paid back to the NLA for any copying of NLA content overseas. The rights granted are either solely for 'Paper Copying' (ie photocopying) or include Digital Copying (ie scanning to make digital copies), which rights may be restricted to educational institutions. Please contact if you have any queries regarding NLA International.