National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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Public Policy

 

The National Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance American’s community newspapers. 

NNA needs the support of every community newspaper in order to work closely with policy officials to create a legal and regulatory environment conducive to the growth of community newspapers. 

 

Postal

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.

 

Public notice

Public notices in newspapers are part of the three-legged stool of government accountability. Public notices help to inform the public on activities by the government and other public entities. Public notices have been included in newspapers from the beginning of the Republic. Now they are also on many newspapers’ websites.


Join the Congressional Action Team

The Congressional Action Team (CAT) is NNA's grassroots team composed of newspaper publishers from across the country who volunteer to contact their Senators and Representatives when legislation affecting community newspapers is introduced or when legislative activity is necessary. CAT members are asked to simply call their members of Congress or write a letter to express their concerns on behalf of community newspapers. All newspaper publishers who are members of the National Newspaper Association may join.

 
 
 

 

 

 

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NNA welcomes light shined on newspaper delivery woes

Jan 4, 2021

NNA Chair Brett Wesner, president of Wesner Publications in Cordell, Oklahoma, today expressed his thanks to the Washington Post and its postal beat expert Jacob Bogage for a revealing look at the problems ...

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There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter

Apr 14, 2020

Hold Congress accountable, newspaper people! There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter.

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A metaphor for the postal institution

Jun 1, 2021

When the Officer in Charge of the Jamesport, Missouri, Post Office noticed some bricks falling from the building last August, he began paying attention to the structure around him. One brick wall had begun ...

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HR3076 would allow newspapers 50% sampling

Jun 1, 2021

The PSRA, HR 3076, would provide newspapers a concrete benefit: it would allow more mailing of sample newspapers to nonsubscribers. Presently, publishers are permitted to use sampling for recruitment of ...

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Newspapers — the clear choice to reach rural Americans in low vaccinated counties — left out of ‘Yes, We Can’

Jun 1, 2021

If national COVID vaccine statistics showed that rural residents are less likely to accept the vaccine and the United States happened to have a couple thousand weekly newspapers in rural counties, it would ...

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USPS gets new governors

Jun 1, 2021

The USPS Board of Governors acquired new members in May. 

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News of starkly higher postage rates greets American public at start of holiday weekend

May 28, 2021

For community newspapers using Periodicals mail to reach readers, the average rate increase will be nearly 9%. The First-Class Stamp will move from 55 to 58 cents.

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Perspective: Tide may be turning toward religious exemptions from vaccine mandates

May 20, 2021

Courts seem increasingly reluctant to enforce government mandates when faced with religious objections.

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