Prices applicable as of 1st April 2019 and exclusive of VAT
“NLA” means Newspaper Licensing Agency
“WDL” means Web Database Licence
“WEUL” means Web End User Licence
“MMO” means Media Monitoring Organisation
NLA Media Access (NLA) is a publisher-owned rights licensing and publisher services business with a core aim of supporting journalism.
We work on behalf of the UK’s newspaper and magazine publishers. We license organisations to make paper and digital copies of newspaper, magazine and news website content.
The NLA currently licenses over 200,000 businesses and organisations ranging from large government bodies, PLCs, and limited companies to partnerships and public relations agencies.
Our eClips database of newspaper articles is a system for media monitoring agencies to produce press cuttings for their clients. Clients of media monitoring organisations can access their relevant clippings as easily searchable PDF files hosted by NLA. The system is set-up to enable search and evaluation work.
Over 40 media monitoring agencies use the eClips for their clients.
Our eClips database currently provides coverage for over 200 UK national titles, as well as over 1,000
regional and premium titles.
You can view a regularly updated eClips title list on our website here.
UK MMO’s can choose between three service delivery options depending on their specific and client
– Image Data Service (IDS)
– XML service
– Pay As You Go service (PAYG)
The XML subscription and PAYG services provide agencies with direct access to our hosted content for
searching, selection, and delivery to clients.
Content is available by midnight each day and can be delivered to clients after 4 am, on the day of publication. Content is available for 28 days.
The service charging includes a fee for access to the database based on the number of clients and an additional per-copy fee, based on the number of copies supplied.
Agencies receive automatic access to UK national newspapers and can select from a comprehensive range of regional titles.
The IDS service provides larger agencies with a daily image data feed of cuttings that are stored on a
secure press cuttings agency database. The service includes a search interface, keyword highlighting,
comingling of content and delivery of daily content by 10pm on the day before publication.
As an MMO, you will need to have an MMO licence (if you operating inside the UK) or an IMMO (if you are operating outside of the UK).
For web content, you will require an eClips Web licence.
To access content from the Financial Times, you will need an NLA licence for eClips as well as a direct licence
with the Financial Times.
The cost of the licence varies according to:
– The types of publication you require access to (UK national, regional or premium titles)
– The level of service you require
– The number of clients you are sending content to
– The number of cuttings you are sending to each client
Print content is available for 28 days for print content and 100 days for web content unless your has client has Extended Access, which licenses your client to have access to content for 365 days after delivery.
All MMOs who sign up for eClips must send us a monthly returns form that lists the number of cuttings for each title sent to each client. This gives the NLA visibility on how much we will need to charge each MMO per month.
More information is available in our MMO Licence agreement, which you find on our website here
(search “calculation of fees”).
MMO clients will require a Web End-User Licence.
End users will be provided with a username and password allowing them to log in to eClips.
They can then login to eClips simply by clicking on the article link that their MMO provides them with,
which will direct them to a PDF of the article in question, hosted by the NLA.
For easier access, they can enable third-party cookies which will allow them to only enter their details once.
During the trial period, you will receive a maximum of 5 users. After the purchase of a licence, the end-user will be charged based on how many users they require.
MMO’s are entitled to offer their clients a 28-day trial clippings service that will then require a Web
End-User Licence if they wish to continue with the service after this period.