NNA News

Internet access still not available to all

September 15, 2011

Up to 10 percent of Americans lack access to basic Internet connections fast enough to download simple Web pages and videos, according to findings recently released by the federal government.

PRC throws red flags at Saturday mail elimination

September 15, 2011

Elimination of Saturday mail service requires more study and a better implementation plan to protect impacted customers, the Postal Regulatory Commission said.

NNA welcomes rollback of tax reporting law

September 15, 2011

National Newspaper Association President Elizabeth K. Parker welcomed today’s 87-12 Senate vote to restore 1099 tax form reporting to 2010 levels and eliminate a threatening new burden on small businesses. Parker is co-publisher of Recorder Community Newspapers in Stirling, NJ.

NNA to visit VOA during GAC

September 15, 2011

A unique view of Voice of America, a broadcasting operation of the U.S. that reaches around the world in 44 languages, will be featured at the 50th Annual Government Affairs Conference. A behind-the-scenes tour and briefing by senior Voice of America executives will occur July 22. GAC is set for July 20-22 at the Westin Washington Hotel in Washington.

Link rot could eat public notices

September 15, 2011

The average lifespan of a web page is 44 days, a statistic often repeated in discussions of digital preservation. However in an ironic twist, the source of this statistic is no longer available on the Web.

The next generation of newspaper publishers will meet during GAC

September 15, 2011

It’s tough seeking a career that is evermore deemed part of a dying industry. The cultural relativity—and the word itself—of newspapers is almost an anomaly these days.

IAB: 2010 was best year ever for Internet advertising

September 15, 2011

With about $26 billion in sales, Internet advertising posted its best year ever in 2010, said Sherill Mane, senior vice president for industry services at the Internet Advertising Bureau.

Rack removal legal, but it’s a bad idea

September 15, 2011

Another chink in the relationship between newspapers and the U.S. Postal Service—already irritated by service delays and new rules for entry of mail because of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act—developed last fall when the Postal Service issued an order for removal of news vending machines from postal property.

Free cartoons offered for ‘Net Needs News Day’

September 15, 2011

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is offering free cartoons by Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist for the first "Net Needs News Day" May 29.

Help the staff of the Joplin Globe

September 15, 2011

Many friends in our newspaper community have lost their homes in the Joplin, MO, tornado. Police say there are 116 fatalities and that number is likely to rise. CNHI-owned Joplin Globe reports its homeless employees have shown up to work to report on the disaster.

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