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National Newspaper Association welcomes new management team

November 19, 2018

The National Newspaper Association, an organization of 2,400 members representing community newspapers across the United States, has engaged Lynne Lance Association Management (LLAM) to operate its headquarters after Jan. 1, 2019.

In-county newspapers get favorable price increase proposal except for Saturation when sampling, or for Requesters

October 31, 2018

A U.S. Postal Service rate case was filed Oct. 10 for changes effective Jan. 27, 2019.

Wisconsin publisher, Johnson, named NNA president

October 31, 2018

Andrew Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County Pionier in Mayville, WI, was elected president of the National Newspaper Association during the association’s 132nd annual convention and trade show Sept. 29, 2018. He had been vice president.

Market shift caused newsprint financial change

October 31, 2018

Domestic newsprint producers may not be in good financial shape, but imports from Canada are not the reason, the International Trade Commission said in September.

National Newspaper Association Calls Again For Postal Discounts For Flats Tubs

October 30, 2018

The National Newspaper Association today asked the Postal Regulatory Commission once again to examine the prices for newspapers’ use of white flats trays (tubs) commonly used for mailings outside the local postal delivery office. NNA has been seeking discounts on these tubs since 2006.

Statement of Ownership questions answered

October 22, 2018

National Newspaper Association members went through the annual exercise of filing their statement of ownership this month, with Oct. 1 the filing date. I received several questions about them, which might be useful for reference, along with a follow-up on renewal notices.

Higher rates to mail arrive in January but USPS continues to struggle

October 12, 2018

Postage increases will make their annual appearance in January of the new year, as the struggling U.S. Postal Service picks its targets for some hikes while leaving other mailers with a closer-to-inflation increase. USPS has seen a deteriorating financial picture all year, with Congress unable either to pass postal reform legislation or, until just weeks ago, even provide USPS with a governing board all year.

NNA asks Congress to kill attack on FOIA

October 5, 2018

In September, the National Newspaper Association asked members of Congress to kill an effort to keep the public from learning about retailer revenues from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs under the Freedom of Information Act.

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.

Renewal notices can be mailed as Marketing Mail

August 30, 2018

In this column I’ll share actual questions received by NNA’s postal email hotline with answers that might be worthwhile to others.

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