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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Newspapers removed from broadcasters' public notice requirement

Oct 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission in September unanimously voted to remove from newspapers the public notices previously required by broadcasters seeking to acquire or renew ...

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National Newspaper Association cheers senators for Freedom of Information Act bill

Jul 24, 2019

A bipartisan team of senators on July 23 introduced a bill to repair a gaping hole created by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that keeps food stamp payments to retailers secret. 

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FLSA FAQ

Questions and Answers About Community Newspapers and the Fair Labor Standards Act How will the Department of Labor’s new proposed rules for overtime affect community newspapers?

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NNA backing Electronic Court Records Reform Act

National Newspaper Association is throwing its weight behind a bill to ease the cost of obtaining federal court records. Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, introduced the Electronic Court Records Reform Act, which ...

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NNA comments on Interior FOIA rules

Jan 31, 2019

The US Department of Interior should make it easy for any citizen to request open records, National Newspaper Association said this week.  NNA joined 39 other news organizations in opposition of the ...

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Congress stays out of FOIA fray

Dec 27, 2018

Congress declined to intervene in a Freedom of Information Act dispute between a South Dakota newspaper and the grocery industry in December when the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act—the farm bill—cleared ...

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NNA works to have weeklies included in publication rule

Dec 27, 2018

Keeping notices in newspapers about agricultural job opportunities is important for U.S. workers, the National Newspaper Association told the U.S. Department of Labor in December.

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Let FOIA work for your paper

Oct 31, 2018

Q Does the federal Freedom of Information Act still work? How can I use it?

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What is in store for newspapers in 2018?

Feb 12, 2018

Q--So what is new in Washington and how will our newspapers be affected?

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