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Industry research/Readership Survey

The National Newspaper Association monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends affecting the community newspaper industry through annual research conducted in partnership with Susquehanna Polling and Research. NNA often creates house ads, promotions and presentation materials from its research for members to use in their communities. Highlights of NNA’s research can be found in the About community newspapers section of this website. Most recent survey results here.

Content for member papers and websites

NNA provides its members with content they can reprint in their papers or on their websites. This content includes First Amendment columns or editorials from the Freedom Forum, available weekly. 

NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Ideas session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.

House ads

Promote your community newspapers with these customizable house ads. NNA has produced a series of house ads based on our latest market research. House ads from other sources are also presented.

Job exchange

NNA's Job Exchange is your one-stop shop for all your employment needs--post help wanted ads, view openings at newspapers across the country or post your resume if you're in the job market. Manage your employment needs on your own time--24/7 and your ads are posted immediately.

Making News

This guide will provide the people and companies that send you news releases the basics of working with your editor. It answers the basic questions about
how news makes it to print, how to contact a newspaper and how to present one's information.

Media kit template

Research commissioned by the National Newspaper Association shows that, unlike some larger market newspapers, the future of community newspapers is strong. To assist member newspapers get this information out to prospective advertisers, NNA has created components for a media kit that members can download and customize for their markets. Download a copy here.

Publishers' Auxiliary (Pub Aux) is the only national publication serving America's community newspapers. First published in 1865, Publishers' Auxiliary is also the oldest newspaper serving the newspaper industry. 

Pub Aux Live! is a webinar series designed to help community newspapers enhance revenue streams and save on operating costs. Attend a live webinar or view archives of past programs. Are you providing a webinar or know of one that might be of interest to NNA members? Email Associate Director Kate Richardson

Serial Stories

NNA members can take advantage of free serialized story through the Reading Across the Nation campaign through cooperation between the National Newspaper Association Foundation and the Missouri Press Association. The goal is to have young readers across the nation reading inside their community newspapers. NNA newspapers may use the current serialized story by downloading it using the download code: nnaread. 

Tools, help and training on the internet

The internet has a vast number of free resources that can be of use to community newspaper publishers, editors, advertising staff, photographers — everyone involved in producing quality community newspapers. NNA staff has found and organized these links and resources for member use, 24/7, so members don’t have to spend hours or days scouring the web for these resources.

 

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Global Ad Distribution announces executive appointments

Dec 13, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Global Ad Distribution, the publishing industry’s leading expert in TMC and alternate home delivery solutions, is proud to announce two new executive appointments: ...

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IntuIdeas debuted customized interactive training books at PRINTING United; AlphaGraphics becomes first adopter

Dec 13, 2019

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Washington — Stemming from its 2018 book, Introduction to Graphic Communication, IntuIdeas launched its customized versions at PRINTING United in Dallas. AlphaGraphics became ...

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VoicePort announces new analytics product to help reduce customer service costs, review key KPIs & operational metrics

Dec 13, 2019

VoicePort, LLC, a leading provider of automated, customizable and integrated customer service communication solutions for publishers, has announced the release of a new product to help circulation professionals ...

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NNA Foundation D.C. fellowship is back!

Dec 1, 2019

We are pulling together the 2020 NNAF Fellowship in D.C. The theme is “Presidential Politics: a 20/20 View.”  This is an exciting opportunity for journalism students in your state. The ...

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Ed Henninger to retire at year end

Nov 1, 2019

Veteran design consultant and industry columnist Ed Henninger is a true journeyman. After 50 years in the newspaper business designing hundreds of publications across 48 states, Henninger, 76, is retiring ...

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Specialty Print Communications believes Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 106 is a culture-changer for business

Oct 15, 2019

Kennesaw, Georgia – Specialty Print Communications (SPC), one of the largest independent print groups in the U.S., expects its recent investment in the Heidelberg Speedmaster ...

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NNA Board of Directors elects Buildable to redesign nna.org

Oct 1, 2019

PORTLAND, Oregon — Upon review of 15 bids received for the redesign of NNA.org, the National Newspaper Association Board of Directors elected Buildable, formerly LVSYS, of McMinnville, Oregon, for ...

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Half Moon Bay (California) Review Chooses Brainwork’s new Stratica advertising and CRM solution

Sep 16, 2019

SAYVILLE, New York — Brainworks Software is thrilled to announce that Half Moon Bay (California) Review has officially chosen Brainworks Stratica Advertising & CRM solution.   Barb Anderson, ...

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The PDI Group expands capabilities with Push to Stop technology from Heidelberg

Sep 16, 2019

KENNESAW, Georgia — After months of deliberation, PDI Group, the largest independent sheetfed print company in Quebec, has purchased a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-5 with LED Drying Technology in ...

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