The National Newspaper Association monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends affecting the community newspaper industry through annual research conducted in partnership with the Center for Advanced Social Research of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. NNA often creates house ads, promotions and presentation materials from its research for members to use in their communities. Highlights of NNA’s research can be found in the About community newspapers section of this website.
NNA provides its members with content they can reprint in their papers or on their websites. This content includes First Amendment columns or editorials from the Freedom Forum, available weekly.
NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Ideas session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.
Promote your community newspapers with these customizable house ads. NNA has produced a series of house ads based on our latest market research. House ads from other sources are also presented.
NNA's Job Exchange is your one-stop shop for all your employment needs--post help wanted ads, view openings at newspapers across the country or post your resume if you're in the job market. Manage your employment needs on your own time--24/7 and your ads are posted immediately.
Research commissioned by the National Newspaper Association shows that, unlike some larger market newspapers, the future of community newspapers is strong. To assist member newspapers get this information out to prospective advertisers, NNA has created components for a media kit that members can download and customize for their markets. Download a copy here.
Publishers' Auxiliary (Pub Aux) is the only national publication serving America's community newspapers. First published in 1865, Publishers' Auxiliary is also the oldest newspaper serving the newspaper industry.
Pub Aux Live featurs revenue-generating ideas for community newspapers. It is brought to you by The National Newspaper Association, in partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.
NNA members can take advantage of free serialized story through the Reading Across the Nation campaign through cooperation between the National Newspaper Association Foundation and the Missouri Press Association. The goal is to have young readers across the nation reading inside their community newspapers. NNA newspapers may use the current serialized story by downloading it using the download code: nnaread.
The Internet has a vast number of free resources that can be of use to community newspaper publishers, editors, advertising staff, photographers — everyone involved in producing quality community newspapers. NNA staff has found and organized these links and resources for member use, 24/7, so members don’t have to spend hours or days scouring the web for these resources.
February 3, 2014
About Two-thirds (67%) of residents in small U.S. communities in the United States read local newspapers ranging from 1 to 7 days a week, according to the 2013 Community Newspaper Readership Study conducted by The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) on behalf of National Newspaper Association (NNA) in September and November 2013.
February 4, 2016
Recently, Boston Globe editorial employees received an unusual request: Could anyone run a paper route? Because of problems with the paper’s new distributor, some home subscribers had not received their print editions. About 200 Globe workers responded to the call and hand-delivered copies to local residents.
September 29, 2015
Back in February, I spoke on the topic of customer service at the Ohio Newspaper Association Winter Convention. Shortly after, I received an e-mail asking if I would lead a webinar in late summer or early fall for all the staffs of member papers of ONA, covering the same material.
January 5, 2015
There are baseball heroes—and then there are legends.
November 4, 2014
The Missouri Press Association is offering two features on the Berlin Wall.
March 26, 2014
The Political Season Is On! The sure-fire political advertising module: Offer your candidates an easy sell, prime placement feature.
February 3, 2014
Two-thirds (67%) of residents in small communities in the United States read local newspapers ranging from 1 to 7 days a week, according to the 2013 Community Newspaper Readership Study conducted by The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) on behalf of National Newspaper Association (NNA) in September and November 2013.
February 3, 2014
Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.
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