National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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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

NNA supports progress on postal reform

Jun 16, 2016

National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, KY, this week expressed cautious optimism that introduction of a new postal reform bill in the ...

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Q & A: NNA mail prep, tracking webinar: Tubs & Barcodes

May 9, 2016

More than 50 newspapers/plants were represented on the National Newspaper Association’s Pub Aux Live webinar conducted by Brad Hill and me April 7, 2016. Several questions arose that deserve answering ...

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Delivery is a proven value added to every newspaper

May 9, 2016

It is a rare newspaper whose single-copy sales exceed home delivery. Delivery is a tremendous value added to the newspaper. And with this in mind, better delivery just makes sense and dollars, when considering ...

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NNA/USPS newspaper printers’ workshop reviewed ‘Kaizen’ project’s best practices: Periodicals

Apr 5, 2016

The March 16 joint seminar with the National Newspaper Association at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in the top-level Ben Franklin meeting room exceeded the expectations of its attendees, and the two ...

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NNA Greets Good News-Bad News with Postage Rollback and Storm Clouds Ahead for Service

Feb 26, 2016

Community newspapers face the classic good news-bad news scenario in an announcement that postage prices will decline April 10.

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Postage rates likely to decrease in April, setting stage for big increase in 2017

Feb 25, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service has announced new, lower postage prices that appear likely to take effect sometime in mid-April, 2016. A final decision will be announced 45 days before they are to be in effect, ...

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Senate committee pushes for postal reform

Feb 25, 2016

WASHINGTON—Senators in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee continue to push toward approval of a postal reform bill, even as large mailing organizations resist further action.  

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Congressional action is needed now to preserve small-town mail service

Feb 4, 2016

If Congress does not act quickly to reform the U.S. Postal Service, small-town America can expect a further slow-down of the mail, said Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, KY, when ...

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Athlon Media Group sponsors Heath’s postal work for 2016

Feb 4, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN—AMG | Parade has agreed to sponsor National Newspaper Association Postal Chair Max Heath for his expenses representing NNA for the eighth straight year through 2016.

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