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Flats trays can now be prepared without lids

February 12, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service has granted Periodical newspapers the option of preparing flats trays (white tubs) without lids and strapping, as required since 2006.

Paxton named to MTAC

February 12, 2018

In January, National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, announced the appointment of Matthew Paxton IV to the national Mailers Technical Advisory Committee at the U.S. Postal Service.

What is in store for newspapers in 2018?

February 12, 2018

Q--So what is new in Washington and how will our newspapers be affected?

NNA preps to fight proposed newsprint tariff

February 12, 2018

Alarm bells were sounded in the community newspaper industry in January when the U.S. Department of Commerce levied preliminary tariffs against the Canadian newsprint supply. Tariffs ranging from about 5 percent to nearly 10 percent for one producer were announced for collection beginning Jan. 16. The cash deposits will be held in an escrow account while federal agencies complete investigations.

Storied foreign affairs reporter to speak at leadership summit

February 12, 2018

Lally Weymouth, senior associate editor of the Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at a special dinner that will conclude the 2018 NNA Community Newspaper Leadership Summit. This year’s summit is set for March 14-15 in the Washington area. The dinner will be held at the National Press Club.

USPS eliminates green lids for some flats trays

February 1, 2018

National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, today celebrated a new ruling from the U.S. Postal Service that will make newspaper mailing easier.

New Enforcement of Federal Drug Laws May Imperil Newspaper Advertising in Legal Marijuana States

January 10, 2018

New guidance from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could affect newspaper ads for legal marijuana sales in states that permit sales either for medicinal and recreational purposes.

NNA tracking multiple postal issues at MTAC

December 29, 2017

Overshadowing everything at the Dec. 5-6 meeting of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee at Postal Service headquarters in Washington was the Dec. 1 filing by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Changes to the pricing scheme were proposed to allow more money to flow from mailers to the U.S. Postal Service over the next five years. PRC acted absent any legislation from Congress, despite the National Newspaper Association’s efforts to pass a new law.

Newsprint suit could affect U.S. newspapers

December 29, 2017

Strong opposition by the National Newspaper Association and industry printing partners was registered with the Department of Commerce in December as an investigation into alleged unfair trade practices from Canadian newsprint suppliers looms as a growing threat to community newspapers.

Reasonable postal increases could hit a wall

December 29, 2017

An abrupt end to a decade of inflation-capped postage increases looms ahead for community newspapers in 2018 if the Postal Regulatory Commission proceeds with a new rate-setting system that could add to newspapers’ postage costs from as much as 60 percent to 75 percent over five years.

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