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 2014 NLA media access revenues represented the equivalent of 1300 jobs in journalism.

Since its creation the NLA supported Journalism Diversity Fund has provided bursaries to over 157 aspiring journalists and in 2014 supported students from diverse backgrounds to train as journalists.

Latest news 

March 2017 - NLA announces the release of its 2016/17 annual review. The report gives an update on another successful year for NLA and the publishers it represents. 

December 2 2015 - NLA media access has today announced that Henry Jones, currently Area Director (UK & Ireland) of leading media intelligence company Meltwater, is to replace David Pugh as Managing Director in the first quarter of 2016. For full details click here.

November 2015 - NLA has announced the launch of new, simpler copyright licensing for PR agencies supplying news clips to their clients. The announcement follows several months of consultation, review and financial modelling by the NLA with the support of the industry trade body CIPR and individual PR agency members, including Coast Communications. Full press release here.

NLA media access celebrates PR measurement first - Golin sign up for NLA Article Impact Measurement (AIM). Read the press release here.

NLA licensing has a new postal address. It's Mount Pleasant House, Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1HJ. All other contact details remain unchanged.

See the NLA blog for the latest news, updates and opinion from NLA media access.

Read the latest Copyright Guide for Communication Professionals.

Freelance and Agency Contributors Special Contributors 2014 results


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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.

Click here for an overview of NLA and end user licences.

Click here for a quick licence quote.

Click here for details of the content a NLA licence covers.

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.