Celebrating 130 Years of NNA

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FOIA improvement bill making headway

April 5, 2016

In a few months, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th birthday. Truth be told, President Lyndon Baines Johnson wasn’t thrilled about signing the landmark open-government bill into law on July 4, 1966. And President Obama probably isn’t feeling warm and fuzzy about the current effort in Congress to put more teeth into the legislation. Nevertheless, like LBJ, Obama will almost certainly sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

 

NNA/USPS newspaper printers’ workshop reviewed ‘Kaizen’ project’s best practices: Periodicals

April 5, 2016

The March 16 joint seminar with the National Newspaper Association at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in the top-level Ben Franklin meeting room exceeded the expectations of its attendees, and the two hosts. Mailers and publishers of several hundred different newspapers were in the room from states including Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Virginia and Nebraska.

 

Franklin, TN, is NNA’s convention headquarters this year

April 5, 2016

No matter what role you play in a newspaper operation, be assured that the National Newspaper Association’s annual convention Sept. 22-24 in Franklin, TN, will be beneficial to attend.

 

NNA opposes FLSA overtime provision

April 5, 2016

Did your revenue increase by 113 percent last year? Didn’t think so.

 

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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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Postal

NNA/USPS newspaper printers’ workshop reviewed ‘Kaizen’ project’s best practices: Periodicals

April 5, 2016

The March 16 joint seminar with the National Newspaper Association at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in the top-level Ben Franklin meeting room exceeded the expectations of its attendees, and the two hosts. Mailers and publishers of several hundred different newspapers were in the room from states including Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Virginia and Nebraska.

 

NNA Greets Good News-Bad News with Postage Rollback and Storm Clouds Ahead for Service

February 26, 2016

Community newspapers face the classic good news-bad news scenario in an announcement that postage prices will decline April 10.

Senate committee pushes for postal reform

February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON—Senators in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee continue to push toward approval of a postal reform bill, even as large mailing organizations resist further action.

 

Postage rates likely to decrease in April, setting stage for big increase in 2017

February 25, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service has announced new, lower postage prices that appear likely to take effect sometime in mid-April, 2016. A final decision will be announced 45 days before they are to be in effect, or around March 1, in order to allow presort software vendors time to prepare the changes for release to users. But these rates will be the calm before the storm. Much will change in 2017 and 2018.

 

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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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