Resources

Industry research/Readership Survey

The National Newspaper Association monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends affecting the community newspaper industry through annual research conducted in partnership with Susquehanna Polling and Research. 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. Most recent survey results here.

Content for member papers and websites

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.

House ads

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.

Job exchange

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.

Making News

This guide will provide the people and companies that send you news releases the basics of working with your editor. It answers the basic questions about
how news makes it to print, how to contact a newspaper and how to present one's information.

Media kit template

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! is a webinar series designed to help community newspapers enhance revenue streams and save on operating costs. Attend a live webinar or view archives of past programs. Are you providing a webinar or know of one that might be of interest to NNA members? Email Associate Director Kate Richardson

Serial Stories

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. 

Tools, help and training on the internet

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.

 

Find a link here that no longer works? Or know of links we should add here? Let us know.

From left to right: David Cohune, assistant dean for advancement for Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts; Raymond Harman, Cal Poly Graphic Communication Advisory Board member; graphic communication Associate Professor Colleen Twomey; Jeana Steinbach, Eric Steinbach’s wife; and Nic Steinbach, Eric Steinbach’s son, accept the donation to the Graphic Communication Department.

Quad/Graphics raises $41,000 for Cal Poly Graphic Communication Program, Scholarships

July 15, 2019

Quad/Graphics annual charity golf tournament supports Eric Steinbach Memorial Endowment

Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, presents at the “Productivity through Connectivity” event

Heidelberg North America hosts 100+ customers for “Productivity Through Connectivity” event

July 15, 2019

Kennesaw, Georgia – On June 20, over 100 customers visited Heidelberg’s North American headquarters in Kennesaw, Georgia for its “Productivity through Connectivity” event. The day-long event focused on the digital transformation within the print industry and its impacts on printers’ productivity.

TownNews and Stringr partner to provide video content for local news outlets

June 14, 2019

Agreement will give TownNews clients instant access to a vast pool of video content and talent while allowing easy searching and importing of high-quality pre-packaged videos

Sun Newspapers selects [BN]Tech for paywall solution

June 13, 2019

BUFFALO, New York – [BN]Tech, a leading provider of paywall and data analytics technology has been selected by Adams Publishing Group to help grow digital subscriptions using their cutting-edge paywall technology. Four publications owned by Sun Newspapers, a division of Adams Publishing, have deployed [BN]Tech Paywall and Single Sign-on service on the APG websites throughout southwestern and central Florida. The solution went live last month.

PCF has launched ‘to the door,’ final mile service for Doorfront Direct, the nation’s largest magazine and catalog delivery network

June 13, 2019

TOWNSON, Maryland – Publishers Circulation Fulfillment, Inc. (PCF) has begun “to the door,” final mile service for Doorfront Direct, the nation’s largest magazine and catalog delivery network. Deliveries started mid-May in the Boston area and will spread across PCF’s New England, New York and New Jersey footprint over a four month deployment, with monthly volume estimated to reach over 500,000.     

Brehm Communications signs with Presteligence for My News 360 Platform

May 14, 2019

North Canton, Ohio — Presteligence, an industry leading software developer and innovator, announced six publications owned by Brehm Communications have deployed Presteligence's My News 360 platform for their editorial front-end system, website, e-edition and mobile apps.

Automate your social media and push notifications with free CMS platform

May 14, 2019

Introducing BLOX Notifier, an all-new product that helps you streamline, manage, and automate social and push notifications within TownNews’ BLOX CMS.

Seaton Publishing Company goes live with Brainworks

May 14, 2019

Brainworks Software is excited to announce that the Seaton Publishing Company of Manhattan, Kansas, has gone live as of May 1 with Brainworks Advertising, Finance, CRM, Pagination and Xpance publishing solutions. 

When it comes specifically to the advertising mediums you rely on for shopping and purchasing decisions with LOCAL merchants, what is your primary source of information—community newspapers, local TV stations, metropolitan newspapers, in-store promotions, direct mailings, radio ads, cable TV ads or social media platforms?

Survey: 90% of readers say their community newspaper keeps them informed

July 3, 2018

Ninety percent of the more than 1,000 people responding to the National Newspaper Association’s 2018 readership survey said that their community newspaper informs them. And 73 percent said that their hometown paper provides valuable local shopping and advertising information.

Promotion & Marketing materials available for NNA members

October 16, 2017

A nationwide newspaper readership survey, commissioned by NNA, was conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research of Harrisburg, PA, in early 2017. The company completed telephone surveys with 1,000 households across the country. (These materials are for NNA members ONLY)

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