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 2016, the company returned £36m to the publishers.

Since its creation the NLA supported Journalism Diversity Fund has provided bursaries to over 248 aspiring journalists and in 2017 supported students from diverse backgrounds to train as journalists.

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With the rise of smartphones and digital platforms over the last ten years, online news content has risen exponentially. While undoubtedly this has put pressure on the publishers of regional and local newspapers, it has also created an exciting prospect for them.In our latest blog post, NLA media access looks at 'Why regional and local publishers are winning readers’ trust'.

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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.