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PROTECT PUBLIC RECORDS ON SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION BENEFIT ASSISTANCE (SNAP)

September 20, 2018

National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, today wrote to the heads of the Senate Conference Committee on the fast-moving “Farm Bill”—HR 2—to urge protection of the Freedom of Information Act records on SNAP benefits.

Statement by National Newspaper Association on International Trade Commission vote against newsprint tariffs

August 29, 2018

“We are immensely gratified today by the International Trade Commission’s vote not to impose permanent tariffs upon the North American newsprint supply. The paper markets serving community newspapers can soon begin to move back to market pricing without the heavy hand of government imposing taxes upon the primary suppliers of newsprint,” said National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, said.

Editorial on newsprint tariffs

August 13, 2018


It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, wrapped up in color, printed, labeled and distributed to readers.

NNA announces 2018 newspaper contest General Excellence winners

July 24, 2018

Judging results have been processed and the General Excellence winners of the National Newspaper Association 2018 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online here.

When it comes specifically to the advertising mediums you rely on for shopping and purchasing decisions with LOCAL merchants, what is your primary source of information—community newspapers, local TV stations, metropolitan newspapers, in-store promotions, direct mailings, radio ads, cable TV ads or social media platforms?

Survey: 90% of readers say their community newspaper keeps them informed

July 3, 2018

Ninety percent of the more than 1,000 people responding to the National Newspaper Association’s 2018 readership survey said that their community newspaper informs them. And 73 percent said that their hometown paper provides valuable local shopping and advertising information.

The Case Against Trade Sanctions in the North American Newsprint Market

May 9, 2018

  1. Why is this issue current?
  2. On August 29, 2017, a petition by a single newsprint mill in Longview, WA, to the Department of Commerce resulted in an investigation of Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper (UGW) to determine whether paper production was subsidized and/or shipments were being “dumped” into the US.

Keck named to NNA board

August 30, 2018

Randy Keck has been named the National Newspaper Association Region 6 director (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas). He is the owner of The Community News in Aledo, TX.

DOC lowers tariffs on Candadian paper

August 6, 2018

We made a giant leap forward Thursday in easing the pain of newsprint tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department today significantly lowered the tariffs that would apply to Canadian paper.

Shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD

June 28, 2018

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues at the Capital Gazette today,” National Newspaper Association Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, said.

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.

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