National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

Login Your Cart


NNA works daily on postal issues that affect community newspapers. Its goals are to achieve fair rates, efficient service and a level competitive playing field between newspapers and direct mail competitors.

NNA represents community newspapers:

  • On the Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee

  • Before the Postal Regulatory Commission

  • With the House Oversight and Government Committee

  • The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee

Some of NNA’s achievements include:

  • Preserving the lowest commercial postage rate in the system—the Within County privilege—for community newspapers for more than 120 years

  • Gaining a new 5 percent discount for Outside County postage for total mailings of under 5,000 copies when a paper has the Within County privilege

  • Making sure a newspaper does not lose the privilege just because a postal carrier’s route wanders outside a county line

  • Gaining an extension for the requirement to shift to a new Intelligent Mail Barcode for automation discounts

  • Preserving next-day or better service standards for periodicals entered at local post offices or mail distribution facilities

Do it now!

Nov 1, 2023

We’ve been submitting our mailing statements electronically for several years now, but if our newspaper was still using hard copy forms, here’s how I would make the change.

Read more

Understanding Periodicals Vol 2 Lesson 6: Mail Preparation & Addressing

Oct 26, 2023

In Understanding Periodicals Lesson VI: Mail Preparation & Addressing, we will cover address components, placement, etc.

Read more

USPS News: Hard copy postage statements coming to an end and when mail will be delivered over Veterans Day weekend

Oct 17, 2023

USPS also confirms that mail WILL be delivered Friday, November 10, 2023, prior to Veterans Day. Mail WILL NOT be delivered on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Read more


Oct 12, 2023

The proposed Jan. 21, 2024, postage increase for community newspapers is nearly four times the rate increase proposed for other users of the mail. In an announcement last Friday, the United States Postal ...

Read more

Looking back at events that have caused continuing postal increases for mailers

Oct 1, 2023

What does NNA expect to see from USPS in the next 12 months?

Read more

Resources for completing your Statement of Ownership (SOO); USPS webinar on 9/12

Sep 11, 2023

Need some guidance on the upcoming USPS statement of ownership filing?

Read more

Editor's Note: Reminder about annual Statement of Ownership

Sep 1, 2023

Since Oct. 1 is a Sunday this year, file by Friday, Sept. 29.

Read more

In Washington, D.C., this fall, your industry peers will lead discussions on timely topics

Sep 1, 2023

Join conversations, ask questions and pick up some new ideas from your newspaper industry peers. ... Learn the tools and language to tell the story of your newspaper's total reach. 

Read more

USPS’ new network and how the changes will impact newspapers

Sep 1, 2023

The Postal Service began talking about re-inventing its delivery network about this time last year and has already embarked on making changes to a number of processing plants around the country.

Read more

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable