NNA News

Georgia publisher, Williams, named NNA president

October 1, 2013

Robert M. Williams Jr., chair and publisher of SouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, GA, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association, during the association’s 127th annual convention and trade show Sept. 14, 2012. He had been vice president.

Affordable Mail Alliance stands united in opposition to exigent rate increase

September 27, 2013

Today the Affordable Mail Alliance (AMA), a broad coalition of postal customers and suppliers, announced its deep disappointment in the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors’ decision to formally request an “exigent” postal rate increase that, if approved, would result in an average January 2014 postage hike of just under six percent, almost four times the rate of inflation.  They also voiced their united determination to oppose the request at the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

National Newspaper Association Opposes Lifting Inflation-Cap on Postage Rates

September 25, 2013

The National Newspaper Association today expressed its dismay that the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors plans to increase postage rates beyond inflation levels. NNA President Robert M. Williams, Jr., SouthFire Newspaper Group, Blackshear, GA, said the rate increase would have a negative impact upon jobs and local businesses served by community newspapers.

As I See It: Quickest path to Postal Service disaster: Make mail more expensive

September 24, 2013

The United States Postal Service Board of Governors meets in Kansas City today to debate what to do next with the nation’s troubled mail delivery service. USPS has posted $20 billion in net losses in the past two years and the root of its troubles is no secret. First-class mail has moved rapidly to the Internet and USPS’s large network and cost structure hasn’t adapted quickly enough to the change.

3 elected for NNA regional directorships

September 10, 2013

David Puddu, Pat Desmond and Philip Vega have been elected for National Newspaper Association regional directorships.

There’s a new business laws hotline in town

July 29, 2013

The National Newspaper Association has re-initiated its Business Law hotline.

NNA Welcomes Next Step in Postal Reform: Intro of HB 2748 by Chairman Darrell Issa

July 19, 2013

The National Newspaper Association today greeted a comprehensive bill to reform the US Postal Service as a welcome step toward new legislation.

NNA board seeks to change association’s bylaws

July 3, 2013

The National Newspaper Association Board of Directors recommends passage of several changes to the NNA Bylaws and one change to the Articles of Incorporation. The vote on the proposed changes will occur at the general membership meeting Sept. 14, 2013, at the NNA Convention in Phoenix, AZ. A full copy of the existing NNA bylaws is available at www.nnaweb.org.

Survey: ad revenue showing improvement at community papers

July 3, 2013

Now that the financial experts have said the recession is over, newspapers are experiencing sustained revenue growth.

NNA survey: Community newspapers effective medium for grocery ads

July 3, 2013

Readers of local newspapers in 2012 were asked about how often they read advertisements in local newspapers. The questions included grocery and supermarket, department stores, hardware stores, classified ads, public notice ads, etc.

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