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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.

Unclaimed property public notice under attack

August 30, 2018

Q Is there still a public notice in newspapers for unclaimed property?

Statement of ownership filing due for October deadline

August 30, 2018

The publisher of each publication sending Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office. If Oct. 1 falls on a Saturday, the post office would expect to receive it by close of business on Sept. 30.

NC News Lab Fund provides 10 journalism grants

August 30, 2018

In 2011, Asheville journalist Angie Newsome took a leap of faith and started Carolina Public Press, an online investigative reporting outlet, as a fiscally sponsored project of the Institute for Southern Studies.

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.

Can charitable gift subs be counted as paid?

August 14, 2018

Here are more questions and answers from actual inquiries to the National Newspaper Association Postal Hotline in recent weeks.

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