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NNA backing Electronic Court Records Reform Act

National Newspaper Association is throwing its weight behind a bill to ease the cost of obtaining federal court records.

Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, introduced the Electronic Court Records Reform Act, which will require the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to consolidate its electronic filing systems and drop the fees for general public access. The bill is similar to one he introduced in late 2018.

NNA comments on Interior FOIA rules

January 31, 2019

The US Department of Interior should make it easy for any citizen to request open records, National Newspaper Association said this week.  NNA joined 39 other news organizations in opposition of the Interior Department’s new proposed Freedom of Information Act rule.

Newspapers in Education and STEM serial story available to NNA members

March 14, 2018

Teachers asked for STEM-related materials and the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspapers in Education answered. The 2019 serial story, Mr. Eads Bridge, written by Duane Porter, combines STEM and history for an engaging time-travel tale.

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.

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