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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Court declines to review cases

Nov 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court left the newspaper industry with more questions than answers during its first session in October by declining to review two cases that create new ...

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Labor Department hasn't provided clarity regarding exemption for newspapers with circulation under 4,000 in Fair Labor Standards Act

Nov 1, 2019

Q: I understand newspapers under 4,000 circulations do not have to apply the Overtime Rule. But what if we have three newspapers whose total circulation is over 4,000?  A: Your understanding ...

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Publishers should be aware of the shifting legal interpretations of ADA

Nov 1, 2019

Q: I am being told our website might not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because visually impaired people cannot read it. Can we be sued? What do we have to do to get into ...

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NNA welcomes moderation in 2020 postage increases

Oct 10, 2019

The annual increase in postage classes heavily used by newspapers has been revealed by the U.S. Postal Service and National Newspaper Association was pleased that they are relatively moderate, in line ...

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US Postal Service taken to task for spotty service performance despite rising costs; NNA calls for postal reform from Congress

Oct 7, 2019

The National Newspaper Association, while meeting for its annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, called for Congress to renew its commitment to postal reform in light of a new report criticizing the ...

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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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