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Non-deliverable charges to nonsubscribers or nonrequesters reduced by postal-addressing rule change long sought by NNA

December 27, 2018

Periodical newspapers which mail copies to nonsubscribers or nonrequesters using specific addresses are in for some relief from burdensome Address Changes Notices (PS Form 3579, usually on a yellow sticker). The charge is now 59 cents per notice in hard copy.

NNA works to have weeklies included in publication rule

December 27, 2018

Keeping notices in newspapers about agricultural job opportunities is important for U.S. workers, the National Newspaper Association told the U.S. Department of Labor in December.

Congress stays out of FOIA fray

December 27, 2018

Congress declined to intervene in a Freedom of Information Act dispute between a South Dakota newspaper and the grocery industry in December when the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act—the farm bill—cleared the House and Senate without an FOIA amendment to exempt grocers’ data.

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.

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