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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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Sunshine Week: Fighting a virus with truth and transparency

Mar 17, 2020

As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease.

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Free coronavirus special section available

Mar 16, 2020

Green Shoot Media, a provider of newspaper special section content, is making a news package about the COVID-19 outbreak available at no charge to newspapers.

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NNA launches public notice house ad contest

Mar 13, 2020

The National Newspaper Association is launching a house ad contest — with a focus on the importance of public notices in newspapers. The winning NNA member-newspaper graphic artist will receive ...

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Austin, Palm Beach and Albuquerque select Tecnavia

Mar 12, 2020

BURNSVILLE, Minnesota — Tecnavia announced that three newspapers — the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman, the Palm Beach (Florida) Post and the Palm Beach (Florida) Daily News — went ...

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Wallace Graphics transforms print shop with Heidelberg investments in all stages of production

Mar 12, 2020

KENNESAW, Georgia – Since opening in 1987, Wallace Graphics, located in Atlanta Georgia, has always been guided by its customers’ needs to drive the company’s investment decisions. To ...

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NEW! Turnkey primary and general election coverage from TownNews and the AP

Mar 12, 2020

With primaries in full swing and the general election just around the corner, now is the time to make sure that you're offering the in-depth coverage your visitors crave — and grabbing your share ...

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Conditions of possibility for religious freedom

Mar 5, 2020

Americans sometimes assume they are equipped with everything they need — laws, policies and cultural norms — to exercise their right to religious freedom. But is that true? What circumstances ...

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The First Amendment protects activities adjacent to voting, but stops short of voting itself

Feb 27, 2020

The First Amendment protects your right to express yourself freely. While you can do a lot of different things with that freedom, its highest purpose, and the reason that the Constitution's framers ...

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NNA Printer Directory

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