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Editorial on newsprint tariffs

August 13, 2018


It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, wrapped up in color, printed, labeled and distributed to readers.

NNA announces 2018 newspaper contest General Excellence winners

July 24, 2018

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

NNA’s Andrew Johnson urges International Trade Commission to cease newsprint tariffs

July 19, 2018

National Newspaper Association President-Elect Andrew S. Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County (WI) Pionier, yesterday told the International Trade Commission that tariffs on Canadian newsprint had inflicted severe damage upon community newspapers. 
 

When it comes specifically to the advertising mediums you rely on for shopping and purchasing decisions with LOCAL merchants, what is your primary source of information—community newspapers, local TV stations, metropolitan newspapers, in-store promotions, direct mailings, radio ads, cable TV ads or social media platforms?

Survey: 90% of readers say their community newspaper keeps them informed

July 3, 2018

Ninety percent of the more than 1,000 people responding to the National Newspaper Association’s 2018 readership survey said that their community newspaper informs them. And 73 percent said that their hometown paper provides valuable local shopping and advertising information.

Help fight newsprint tariffs

June 25, 2018

Many of you have commented that your readers are concerned about the potential loss of local newspapers because of the newsprint tariff. Indeed, with printing costs up 25%-30% for many newspapers this year, and our insert advertisers also beginning to feel the pinch, we all have good reason to be concerned.

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.

DOC lowers tariffs on Candadian paper

August 6, 2018

We made a giant leap forward Thursday in easing the pain of newsprint tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department today significantly lowered the tariffs that would apply to Canadian paper.

Shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD

June 28, 2018

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues at the Capital Gazette today,” National Newspaper Association Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (SC) News, said.

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