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National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission issues preliminary support for Fallen Journalists Memorial

October 16, 2019

The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission has issued its preliminary support for a Fallen Journalists Memorial.

The Commission heard testimony from the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, along with a support letter from National Newspaper Association requesting establishment of a memorial on federal lands.

(Member login required) Annual readership survey confirms community newspaper readers are voters

August 29, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Newspaper readers are voters, and the National Newspaper Association’s annual readership survey of more than 1,000 people from rural and urban communities across the country once again validated that point. 

National Newspaper Association supports establishment of fallen journalists memorial

June 26, 2019

National Newspaper Association President Andrew Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County Pionier, Mayville, Wisconsin, today threw the support of NNA behind proposed legislation to allow a new memorial in Washington, D.C., for journalists killed in the line of duty.

NNA welcomes moderation in 2020 postage increases

October 10, 2019

The annual increase in postage classes heavily used by newspapers has been revealed by the U.S. Postal Service and National Newspaper Association was pleased that they are relatively moderate, in line with inflation.

NNA president Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said he thought the overall increases in Periodicals postage would be manageable even with other industry stresses in 2020. The average increase for Within County postage will be just under 1.5% and for Outside County about 1.9%. Both of those rates are within the rate cap set by the Postal Regulatory Commission of 1.9 percent. The first-class stamp will remain at 55 cents, pending resolution in a court appeal from last year’s 5 cent increase.

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Amos, McKinney and Phillips Awards

NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2019 McKinney Award

July 8, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Susan Rowell of Lancaster, South Carolina, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she will be presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business breakfast on Oct. 5, 2019.

NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2019 Amos Award

July 8, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Reed Anfinson, publisher and owner of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minnesota, and the Grant County Herald in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, and partner in Quinco Press, Inc., a central printing plant that prints 36 publications, will be presented with the James O. Amos Award on Oct. 5, 2019, during the National Newspaper Association’s 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2018 Amos Award

June 27, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Mike Buffington, editor and co-publisher of the Jackson Herald in Jefferson, GA, will be presented with the James O. Amos Award on Sept. 29 during the National Newspaper Association’s 132nd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Norfolk, VA.

NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2017 Amos Award

June 26, 2017

John S. “Chip” Hutcheson III of Princeton, KY, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 131st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Tulsa, OK, where he will be presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business breakfast on Oct. 7, 2017.

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NNA welcomes moderation in 2020 postage increases

October 10, 2019

The annual increase in postage classes heavily used by newspapers has been revealed by the U.S. Postal Service and National Newspaper Association was pleased that they are relatively moderate, in line with inflation.

NNA president Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said he thought the overall increases in Periodicals postage would be manageable even with other industry stresses in 2020. The average increase for Within County postage will be just under 1.5% and for Outside County about 1.9%. Both of those rates are within the rate cap set by the Postal Regulatory Commission of 1.9 percent. The first-class stamp will remain at 55 cents, pending resolution in a court appeal from last year’s 5 cent increase.

US Postal Service taken to task for spotty service performance despite rising costs; NNA calls for postal reform from Congress

October 7, 2019

The National Newspaper Association, while meeting for its annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, called for Congress to renew its commitment to postal reform in light of a new report criticizing the Postal Service for steeply rising costs despite spotty service performance. 
 
NNA president Matthew Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said NNA members are concerned about a report from the USPS Inspector General that Periodicals are not being delivered on time even though mail processing costs for overtime have risen 43% and delivery overtime costs have risen 26% in the past five years.

Resolution to preserve Saturday mail nears critical mass

May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives went into Easter recess lacking only five sponsors to reach a majority on a non-binding resolution in favor of preserving six-day mail. The resolution, H Res 54, expresses the sense of the House that the body should take all reasonable measures to preserve Saturday mail service. Original sponsors were Reps. Gerald Connolly, D-VA, and Sam Graves, R-MO.

Need to explain the Postal Service to someone? Send this video!

National Newspaper Association members concerned about inaction by Congress to protect the future of mail delivery may find a handy aid for their advocacy in a new video by the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service.  The 21st Century coalition, of which NNA is a member, represents a mailing industry worth more than a $1 trillion, accounting for thousands of American jobs.

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