NNA News

Community newspapers fear newsprint tariffs will put some of them out of business

April 9, 2018

Rural newspaper publishers from all over the country came to Washington in March to plead their case against new tariffs that will increase the cost of newsprint—still a key cost for newspapers, which depend on print advertising even as they try to increase their digital revenue.

Newsprint tariff proposals a threat to U.S. newspapers

March 23, 2018

You know how serious a threat to newsprint is.  We need a large industry response to the tariff proposals that I wrote to you about earlier.

Coalition forms to battle newsprint tariffs

March 19, 2018

Attached to this note is an announcement about a new coalition to battle back against the newsprint tariffs. If you saw my statement last week about the anti-dumping duties imposed as a result of the NORPAC complaint at Department of Commerce, you already know how concerned our industry is. The total impact of preliminary tariffs so far is about 32 percent.

A second blow

March 14, 2018

A second blow against community newspapers was announced this week by the U S Department of Commerce in the form of heavy tariffs on the North American paper supply.

Hicks named NNA Region 9 director

March 14, 2018

Robb Hicks, associate publisher of the Buffalo (WY) Bulletin, was named director of Region 9 (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) for the National Newspaper Association.

Newsprint tariff at the discretion of DOC

March 14, 2018

The Department of Commerce can legally use its discretion to mitigate the impact of proposed tariffs on newsprint so that job loss from a proposed set of duties on Canadian paper is minimized, a group of publishing organizations told the DOC in February.

Unbury your life insurance: The 2017 Tax Act

March 7, 2018

If you’re still paying premiums for an old life insurance policy you started many years ago and it is now buried somewhere in your desk, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is a good reason for you to find that policy and have it reappraised. It might be worth much more than you imagine.

Former ND lawmaker and past NNA president, John Andrist, dies at 86

February 12, 2018

John Andrist, 86, a giant in North Dakota’s newspaper industry and a former state lawmaker, died early Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in a Fargo hospital after suffering a “pretty significant stroke” the week before, his son, Steve Andrist, said.

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.

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.

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