National Newspaper Association

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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

Postal rate increase Jan. 21 likely about 2%

Oct 16, 2017

The official inflation factor used to file price increases under the current postal reform law of 2006, in which the National Newspaper Association was instrumental, is 1.9 percent for the 12-month average ...

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Statement of ownership filing for October deadline

Sep 13, 2017

The publisher of each publication sent Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office. ...

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How newspapers may insert their own magazines, etc.

Aug 23, 2017

As publishers seek to offer new publications within their markets, they often ask the NNA Postal Hotline how they may insert their own magazines or other special publications, such as antique or tourist ...

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NNA seeks USPS delivery reports

Aug 21, 2017

WASHINGTON—A quest for information about the speed of rural mail delivery continues without firm resolution, National Newspaper Association Postal Committee Chair Max Heath said.

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NNA makes postal reform a legislative priority

Aug 21, 2017

WASHINGTON—Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, left Congress on June 30 to become a Fox News commentator. The chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and primary sponsor of the Postal ...

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Slow Mail Costs Money

Aug 18, 2017

Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday.  But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect? 

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Threatened with permit revocation: 75% Ad Rule

Jul 11, 2017

There’s been an uptick in recent years of newspapers found in violation of the 75 percent advertising rule, which prohibits Periodicals from running more than 75 percent advertising percentage in ...

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USPS changes uncertain with this Congress

Jun 12, 2017

Newspapers that are dependent upon the mail, will enter into the summer session of Congress with many unanswered questions about the near future of Periodicals Class Mail.  

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