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 2018, the company returned £37m to publishers.

Since its creation the NLA supported Journalism Diversity Fund has provided bursaries to over 250 aspiring journalists and continually supports students from diverse backgrounds to train as journalists.

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy


NLA media access Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

NLA media access Modern Slavery Act Compliance Statement


NLA media access Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

NLA media access Modern Slavery Act Compliance Statement

Latest news

Following feedback from licensees, NLA launched a new licensing option, Extended Access, allowing users to view publisher content for up to one year.
Users with Extended Access will now be permitted to continue to view content for up to 365 days from the day it is published

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, and we have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect this new Regulation. Nothing is changing about how NLA collects and processes personal data – we have updated our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it. For a copy of our updated Privacy Policy, please click here.

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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 if you want to apply for a licence.

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.