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NNA Joins Broad Mailing Industry Coalition to Overturn Postal Service Rate Hike

January 23, 2014

National Newspaper Association today joined a broad coalition of postal customers and suppliers to ask the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to overturn a December 24 decision of the Postal Regulatory Commission (“PRC”) approving a postage rate hike of six percent—more than triple the rate of inflation....

Emergency Alert: Unlimited Postal Rate Increases Proposed by Senate Leaders

January 23, 2014

Sens. Thomas Carper, D-DE, and Tom Coburn, R-OK, are proposing new legislation that would remove rate regulation from the Postal Regulatory Commission and give the U.S. Postal Service’s own Board of Governors unlimited authority to adjust postage rates for mail within its mail monopoly....

Intelligent Mail Barcode (Full Service) Requirement Delayed But Benefits for Electronic Documentation Remain

January 2, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service on Dec. 27 notified the mailing industry that the requirement to use the Full Service Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb) to qualify for automation discounts after January 2014 has been indefinitely suspended.

New postage rate increase Jan. 26 will be three times inflation; NNA calls USPS decision flawed

December 27, 2013

The Postal Regulatory Commission handed everyone who uses the mail a lump of coal on Christmas Eve: approval of the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to raise postage rates by more than triple today’s inflation.

Give back to your industry

December 26, 2013

I know what you’re thinking. Money is tight. You’re busy. Work demands your presence. Someone else will see that this gets done. I can’t argue with a single one of those points. The truth though, is that all of those factors are among many reasons why you need to start making plans now to be in Washington Thursday, March 13.


NNAF seeks donations to help its education programs

December 17, 2013

The National Newspaper Association Foundation, NNA's educational arm, is seeking donations to help fund its education programs.

NNAF News Fellow program seeks candidates for 2014

December 13, 2013

Elizabeth K. Parker,  president of the National Newspaper Association Foundation,  has announced the opening of the 2014 NNAF News Fellows Program.

U.S. Senate to vote on shield law

December 11, 2013

The Shield Law, S 987, is on its way to the Senate for a full vote.

Serial story about rescue dog available to NNA members starting in January

December 11, 2013

Lily is a Weimaraner growing up in Joplin, MO, with her best friend and owner, Tara. Tara sees that Lily is smart and has an incredible sniffer and decides to train her to become a search and rescue dog. The two become a team, doing their best to help people who are lost or missing loved ones.

NNA concerned about AmEx ad buy award

December 10, 2013

The National Newspaper Association has opened a new discussion with American Express, founder of the popular Small Business Saturday campaign, about the level of involvement of America’s community newspapers, said NNA President Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of the Blackshear (GA) Times.

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