By: Press Release | Newspaper Association of America
Arlington, Va. – The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) announced today the appointment of Danielle Coffey as the organization’s vice president of public policy, effective April 2.
Ms. Coffey will advocate on behalf of the industry on a wide range of issues, such as the need for strong copyright protection of original news media content and revisions to outdated regulations that have hindered investments in local journalism.
“We are delighted to have Danielle join our public policy team,” said Paul Boyle, NAA senior vice president of public policy. “Her years of experience on technology issues in Washington will be a tremendous asset to our advocacy on digital and media policy as newspapers innovate to grow audience and revenue across all media platforms.”
Danielle Coffey comes to NAA from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), where she led advocacy efforts for member companies on issues that affected the Internet ecosystem, content regulation and international trade. She was responsible for informing and educating government representatives about member companies’ technologies, and advocated for policies that facilitate innovation.
“Newspapers play an important role in every community around the country, and a free and vibrant press is important to our democracy,” said Ms. Coffey. “This is an exciting time to be a part of the newspaper business as it develops new products and platforms for delivering news and advertising to its customers. I look forward to applying my experience in the technology space to advocate for policies that will ensure that newspapers thrive for years to come.”
Before joining TIA, Danielle worked at the San Diego, CA law firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton; Schmidt, for U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California James F. Stiven, and on Capitol Hill for U.S. Representative Bob Filner (D-CA). While earning her law degree at Catholic University Law School, she interned at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the office of Chairman Michael Powell and at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA);
Danielle was born and raised in California and obtained her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. Danielle lives with her husband and two daughters in Alexandria, Virginia.