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Are you ready? New rules are about to hammer your payroll

September 28, 2016

This webinar on the change to the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act is free to National Newspaper Association member newspapers. The new rule governing overtime pay for employees will create disruption at small newspapers and will likely lead to more job cutbacks. The new rule is set to go into effect this December.

Newspaper industry's special week is Oct. 2-8: Time to toot your horn!

September 28, 2016

Next week, Oct. 2-8, is the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an annual observance celebrating and emphasizing the importance of newspapers to communities.

Publisher confidence survey

September 28, 2016

The Annual Publisher Confidence Survey is available for participation from newspaper owners and executives. The Survey asks eleven questions that provide direct feedback from publishers on revenue, profit, and other current trends in the publishing industry.
 
The Survey takes only a few minutes to complete, and results are provided immediately so publishers can see how others are responding. 
 
To take the Publisher Confidence Survey click here.

Converting to Requester Periodicals: Part II

September 8, 2016

Last month, I covered the basics of Requester qualification. This month, I want to share ways to get and keep requests, and answer some questions posed by others on the recent National Newspaper Association webinar.

 

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Amos, McKinney and Phillips Awards

NNA honors Iowa publisher with Amos Award

October 3, 2015

William “Bill” F. Tubbs of Eldridge, IA, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 129th 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show, where he was presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business meeting on Oct. 3, 2015.

NNA honors distinguished community leader with 2015 McKinney Award

October 3, 2015

Barbara “Barb” A. Walter of Hennessey, OK, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show, when she was presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business meeting on Oct. 3, 2015.

NNA honors young community leader with the 2015 Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

October 3, 2015

Jeremy Waltner of Freeman, SD, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 129th Annual Convention & Trade Show when he was presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award on Oct. 3, 2015. Waltner is news editor at the Freeman Courier in Freeman, SD.

NNA to honor young community leader with the 2015 Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

June 11, 2015

Jeremy Waltner of Freeman, SD, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he will be presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

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Converting to Requester Periodicals: Part II

September 8, 2016

Last month, I covered the basics of Requester qualification. This month, I want to share ways to get and keep requests, and answer some questions posed by others on the recent National Newspaper Association webinar.

 

We count on the mail

August 3, 2016

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)

Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

Maximize postage savings & improve delivery for community newspapers

July 6, 2016

Community newspapers have options to save money and improve delivery times under price and rule changes during the past decade, notably in 2007 with the last postal reform bill. From time to time, I like to review these for newcomers to the business or others who may have missed them. Updates to DMM citations and changes are made as well as percentage changes.

 

House draft bill holds promised postal reform

July 6, 2016

A draft House of Representatives bill that the sponsors hope will finally propel Congress to enact postal reform measures was circulated in June to organizations with postal interests. The draft represents the long-awaited measure from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, to match the action in the Senate for revising ground rules for the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service.

 

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To enlarge video to full screen, click box in bottom right of frame. Copyright 2015 USPS. The U.S. Postal Service recently invited NNA to create a training video to assist with training of postal mail processing staff. The video was designed to fit in with other materials on best ways to efficiently move the mail. Emphasizing that newspapers should not linger in processing plants but should be quickly moved to their destination was the goal of the video. NNA members are invited to share it with their postmasters and others involved in moving the mail.
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To enlarge video to full screen, click box in bottom right of frame. Copyright 2012 Alex Parker-Magyar. Narration by Phil Nardone, New Jersey Hills Media Group
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