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The mission of the National Newspaper Association is to protect, promote and enhance America's community newspapers.
February 26, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, Kidsville News!, a literacy and educational newspaper initiative based in Fayetteville, NC, has stepped up to sponsor the National Newspaper Association’s Newspaper And Education contest.
Newspapers (non-daily and daily), college, online, nonprofit, church and neighborhood newspapers with 25 percent local news content are eligible for NNA membership. Both free and paid circulation publications are eligible for NNA membership, and dues are calculated upon a combination of free and paid circulation.
Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the owners, publishers and editors of America's community newspapers. NNA's mission is to protect, promote and enhance America's community newspapers. Today, NNA's 2,200 members make it the largest national newspaper association.
The National Newspaper Association is governed by a Board of directors elected by the Association's membership at the business meeting held during the annual convention.Directors represents 11 regions of the country, related organizations and at-large interests of community newspapers
Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the owners, publishers and editors of America's community newspapers.
The National Newspaper Association (NNA) was founded as the National Editorial Association (NEA) on Feb. 19, 1885, in New Orleans. Fifty newspaper men and two women answered the call of Benjamin Briggs Herbert, publisher of the Red Wing (MN) Advance-Republican, to form a non-profit association to promote the common interests of newspapers.
America’s community newspapers began in Boston on Sept. 25, 1690, with the publication of Publick Occurrences: Both Foreign and Domestic by Benjamin Harris. Since those early days, there have been thousands of community newspapers published throughout the United States.
As part of NNA's 125th anniversary celebration, we have created 12 posters showing the highlights of NNA's history since its founding in 1885. These posters are now available as PDF files.
The National Newspaper Association operates out of two offices, with Public Policy in Falls Church, VA, and Administration and Operations in Springfield, IL. Here is information about NNA staff.