20 years supporting journalism 1995 Newspaper Licensing Agency formed by prominent UK newspaper publishers. 1996 Usage-based royalty shares established as an equitable basis for addressing commercial copying. 1996 First year of trading with £950k royalties returned to publishers. 1997 NLA business is focussed on advising and licensing of media monitoring organisations and their clients. 1998 Legal basis confirmed for licensing the commercial sharing of published content. 1999 NLA licences extended to cover digital rights including the right to scan cuttings and send via PC/Fax. 2000 The NLA establishes the Special Contributor’s Scheme to redistribute royalties payable to freelance journalists. 2002 The NLA is a founding partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, created to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to train and work as journalists. 2003 NLA introduces licence discount for charities which was extended in 2011. 2006 Online database of UK newspaper articles (eClips) launched and made available to Media Monitoring Organizations. 2007 Archive for journalists (ClipShare) launched. 2008 New fixed price digital licences introduced. 2010 Legal basis confirmed for licensing of online content. 2011 Corporate Website Republishing Licence (CWRL) launched allowing companies to put press clippings onto their corporate website. 2012 Launch of NLA’s online infringement tool helping publishers track and remove infringement of their content. 2013 Addition of magazine content to NLA licensing portfolio. 2013 Newspaper Licensing Agency changes its name to NLA media access. 2015 NLA media access celebrates 10 years of supporting the JDF with total donated over this time reaching £1M mark. 2015 NLA media access represents 256 publishers. 2015 £34M royalties returned to publishers. 2016 Launch of simplified PR agency licence. 2016 Henry Jones appointed as new Managing Director.