The News Media Association is the voice of national, regional and local news media organisations in the UK – a £4 billion sector read by 47.4 million adults every month in print and online. The NMA exists to promote the interests of news media publishers to Government, regulatory authorities, industry bodies and other organisations whose work affects the industry.
Aims & Objectives
The NMA will serve the shared interests of news media publishers in the UK and protect the general interests of its members in all political, legal and regulatory matters. It will promote the efficacy of newsbrands in all their forms as news and marketing media. It will be a source of information on industry issues of general concern to members. It will facilitate the sharing of best practice covering commercial, marketing and technical issues throughout the membership.
The NMA was created by the merger of the Newspaper Society and the Newspaper Publishers Association in November 2014. Its services are under the control and guidance of its membership through its committee structure.
Owen Meredith – chief executive
Owen is chief executive of the NMA, he was appointed in July 2021.
Previously CEO of the Professional Publishers Association, Owen has a wealth of experience in the media sector. He held a number of roles at the magazine and business media trade body prior to being appointed CEO, primarily overseeing public affairs. He stood as a parliamentary candidate in the 2017 General Election, narrowly missing out on being elected MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Owen sits on industry boards including the Advertising Association, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Advertising Standards Board of Finance, and News Media Europe.
Lynne Anderson – deputy chief executive
A former journalist and editor, Lynne is the deputy chief executive of the NMA. Lynne has management and finance responsibilities for the NMA as well as responsibility for an integrated communications strategy, digital media issues, audience measurement and member services. She sits on various industry boards including the National Council for the Training of Journalists, ABC and JICREG.
Sayra Tekin – legal director
Sayra is the NMA legal, policy and regulatory affairs director. Formerly at the BBC, she is an experienced litigation lawyer who has also been proactive at lobbying courts and regulators on issues which threaten press freedom. She has advised on sensitive parliamentary select committee investigations and high-profile public inquiries. Prior to the BBC, Sayra was a dispute resolution lawyer at Slaughter and May. She was awarded a first-class honours degree in law at Manchester and graduated Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws in dispute resolution and international human rights.
The Newspaper Organisation Limited, trading as News Media Association, is a private company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered office: c/o Crowe LLP, 2nd Floor, 55 Ludgate Hill, London, England, EC4M 7JW. Registered number: 08963259.