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Marked copy rule change to take effect

November 8, 2016

Many members have written to thank the National Newspaper Association for its work in getting the “marked copy” rule changed for Periodicals mailers. We know quite a few of you are considering whether you want to make the change.

PNRC holds first public notice conference

November 1, 2016

The Public Notice Resource Center’s premier public notice conference packed the room Sept. 22 on the first day of the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention in Franklin, TN. The half-day symposium featured panels on best practices, legislative strategy and the importance of publishing public notices on the web, and presentations on design and the state of public notice. The conference was sponsored by Tecnavia, Nevada Legal News and the Illinois Press Association.

 

NNA works to change marked copy compliance

November 1, 2016

A century-old requirement for newspapers using Periodicals Class Mail began to fade into postal history in October when the National Newspaper Association finished a two-year quest to eliminate marked-copy compliance for Periodicals mail. Instead, newspapers may now opt for a simple annual validation process.

 

EPA eliminates mandatory notice for Clean Air Act permits

November 1, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it was eliminating the mandatory requirement to provide newspaper notice of permitting and implementation actions under the Clean Air Act. The rule, which will take effect 30 days after it is published in the Federal Register, requires electronic notice (e-notice) for EPA actions. It also permits e-notice for CAA permits issued by other agencies that implement EPA-approved programs.

 

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Amos, McKinney and Phillips Awards

NNA honors distinguished community leader with 2016 Amos Award

October 3, 2016

William Light “Bill” Kinney Jr. of Bennettsville, SC, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2016 Annual Convention & Trade Show in Franklin, TN, where he was presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business luncheon on Sept. 24, 2016.

NNA honors distinguished community leader with 2016 McKinney Award

October 3, 2016

Sharon DiMauro of Fort Bragg, CA, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2016 Annual Convention & Trade Show in Franklin, TN, where she was presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business luncheon on Sept. 24, 2016.

NNA honors young community leader with the 2016 Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

October 3, 2016

Chris Rhoades was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 130th Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he was be presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

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.

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Marked copy rule change to take effect

November 8, 2016

Many members have written to thank the National Newspaper Association for its work in getting the “marked copy” rule changed for Periodicals mailers. We know quite a few of you are considering whether you want to make the change.

USPS price changes coming January

November 1, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service announced Oct. 12 price and rule changes to be effective Jan. 22, 2017, subject to approval of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

 

Predictable, reliable service high priority of NNA members

November 1, 2016

Newspapers are justly proud of the history they share with the U.S. Postal Service. Ben Franklin was a publisher and the first postmaster general. But before the Continental Congress appointed him as the first postmaster general, Ben Franklin was postmaster of Philadelphia, where in addition to his regular duties, he was responsible for “regulating several offices and bringing the officers into account.” Franklin was, effectively, doing postal audits. My office also claims Franklin as a forebear.

 

NNA works to change marked copy compliance

November 1, 2016

A century-old requirement for newspapers using Periodicals Class Mail began to fade into postal history in October when the National Newspaper Association finished a two-year quest to eliminate marked-copy compliance for Periodicals mail. Instead, newspapers may now opt for a simple annual validation process.

 

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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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