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National Newspaper Association Urges Support for the PRINT Act to Save Newsprint Supplies for Community Newspapers

June 9, 2018

Legislation to hit the brakes on damaging trade sanctions against newsprint was introduced this week in the US House of Representatives by a bi-partisan coalition led by Rep. Kristi Noem, R-SD, and Rep. Charlie Crist, D-FL. The PRINT Act, HR 6031, would suspend tariffs now being collected on Canadian paper until the Department of Commerce completed a study on the capability of the US newspaper industry to absorb the hits.

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.

Keep the Newsprint Coming to Community Newspapers: An Action Plan

March 26, 2018

Educate yourself and your staff first about newsprint tariffs.

Curbside postal delivery ending for new homes

June 14, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service is ending curbside delivery for new home construction in favor of cluster boxes, which would require residents to go to a central location in the neighborhood, much like what is done at apartment complexes.

NNA advises president’s postal task force on rates, service

June 14, 2018

In May, the National Newspaper Association held an initial meeting with the President’s Task Force on the U.S. Postal System, which is required to issue a report by mid-July on how to restructure the U.S. Postal Service. President Donald J. Trump set out the task force’s duties in an executive order earlier this year.

Survey: Tariff is a direct threat to newspapers’ viability

June 14, 2018

Community newspaper publishers across the country widely expect higher production prices and newsprint shortages this summer because of the tariffs on Canadian newsprint in effect since January.

How to mitigate increased newsprint costs

June 14, 2018

Newspaper publishers and owners across the country are wondering what moves they can make to remain financially viable if the preliminary newsprint tariffs become permanent.

NNA 2018 newspaper contest winners annouced

June 12, 2018

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

Bill introduced to suspend newsprint tariffs

May 16, 2018

Speaking on behalf of the NNA Board of Directors, I am writing to assure you that we know the devastating impacts of increased printing costs from the US tariffs on Canadian newsprint are hammering you like a Category 5 hurricane.

Physical standards for proper preparation of ‘flat’ mail like newspapers and magazines

May 4, 2018

I am sharing relevant content from a recent seminar I attended at the Kentuckiana District Postal Customer Council in Louisville by mailing specialist Ron Burch. I have found him to be a smart guy with in-depth knowledge of the rules in my dealing with that district office. He presented the rules on flat mail design elements, etc.

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