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Web technology raises privacy concerns

At recent Federal Trade Commission hearings on Internet privacy, FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbor said, in part, “We have entered a digital arms race, and the outlook is troubling.”

Announcing National Newspaper Association reader survey free reader research

Let’s show advertisers they can get more customers with consistent print advertising!

Call for proposals issued for community-building symposium

The Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at Kansas State University and the National Newspaper Association Foundation have issued a call for proposals for the 16th annual Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium, which will be held during NNA’s convention Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010, in Omaha, NE. The deadline to submit proposals is Feb. 12, 2010.

NNA urges more work on health care reform

The health care reform bill passed by the House of Representatives Nov 7 by a narrow 5 vote margin has missed the mark for small businesses and should not be adopted by the Senate without significant changes to protect millions of jobs in American small business, National Newspaper Association President Cheryl Kaechele, publisher of The Allegan (MI) County News, said today.

NNA resolution in opposition to the adoption of HR 3962

We oppose adoption of HR 3962, however, because our members representing community newspapers across the country, like every other small business, will bear too much of the burden of increased coverage.

Newspapers DEAD? Print still big medium for advertisers

If I’m to believe the national media, newspapers are dead or dying. What do they base that on? Paid circulation is down? How’s that different from broadcast TV viewership? Or magazine subscriptions? Or radio listeners?

NNA member wins free registration to 2010 convention

Sharon DiMauro, publisher of the Fort Bragg (CA) Advocate-News and The Mendocino Beacon, Fort Bragg, CA, won a free registration to the National Newspaper Association’s 124th Annual Convention & Trade Show (and NNA’s 125th Anniversary), which will be held Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2010, at the Omaha Hilton and Qwest Center in Omaha, NE.

NNA commends Postmaster General Jack Potter for holding the line

National Newspaper Association President Cheryl Kaechele, publisher of the Allegan County (MI) News and NNA Postal Committee Chairman Max Heath today commended Postmaster General Jack Potter for his early announcement that 2010 would not deliver higher postal rates.

Simply too important to fail: Republishable essay available for download

The daily newspaper and national news magazines face a stiff challenge if they are to continue to inform the nation adequately and to serve as the bastion of the written word. The written word matters, especially in a large and complex world such as ours. Knowledge matters.

NNA launches new research e-newsletter

NNA, through its partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and its Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, now provides regular updates on current journalism and media research.