A news organization that has just started broadcasting knows it must have a lobbying presence in Washington to be a serious player in the communications industry. Having a former member of Congress be your lobbyist helps.DLA Piper LLP registered Al Jazeera America Holdings I Inc Michael Castle
During the first quarter of 2013, DLA Piper was paid $120,000. During the second quarter of 2013, DLA Piper was paid $100,000.
Other news organizations also lobby the executive and legislative branches. In many cases the news organizations are owned by larger communications and entertainment companies, which have a wide range of legislative and regulatory interests.
News-related companies and their 2013 second quarter lobbying expenditures include: