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Founded in June 2001 as the Online Publishers Association (OPA), Digital Content Next (DCN) is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public.

Comprised of some of the most trusted and well-respected media brands, DCN is committed to producing groundbreaking research into online advertising and media consumption with the goal of advancing the online publishing industry. Through credible research and ongoing communications, DCN seeks to establish and promote the Internet as an effective advertising medium for marketers and a sustainable media business for publishers, thereby ensuring the continued availability of quality content for consumers worldwide.

Members of DCN subscribe to the highest standards in Internet publishing with respect to editorial quality and integrity, credibility and accountability. By supporting publishing principles that reflect traditional values separating editorial and commercial messages, DCN members enhance the public trust in the Web as an increasingly important source of news, information and entertainment.

In March 2003, several leading European publishers came together to form OPA Europe, an extension of the association to the European community. Like its U.S. counterpart, OPA Europe focuses its efforts on enhancing the business climate for quality publishers by producing credible research into online advertising and media consumption, benchmarking, sharing key learnings and best practices with one another, and serving as the voice of quality online content providers to key constituencies throughout Europe. For more information about OPA Europe, visit www.opa-europe.org.

Mission: DCN champions the content people love
We help fuel the growth and vitality of high quality news, information and entertainment brands in the digital age.  We elevate the importance of original content by delivering thought leadership, providing a platform for member interaction and advocating for our members among advertisers, policymakers, and the press.