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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. 



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.






NNA welcomes 33 new members this year

May 28, 2020

Today, NNA’s 1,800+ member newspapers make it the largest national newspaper association. NNA has welcomed 33 members since the start of 2020.  

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NNA applauds House passage of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020; urges Senate action

May 28, 2020

NNA urged the Senate to quickly move the bill to President Trump’s desk.

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Legislative Alert⁠ — help newspapers to use Paycheck Protection Program Loans more efficiently

May 21, 2020

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next week on a change in the PPP loans that would provide the flexibility to allow publishers to stretch out the use of funds for a longer period and to ...

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Issue brief ⁠— partnerships in Paycheck Protection Program applications

May 20, 2020

As of that date, owners in businesses set up as partnerships were instructed not to submit applications as self-employed individuals but to add their compensation (up to $100,000 annually) to the payroll ...

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NNA applauds Small Business Expense Protection Act introduction

May 7, 2020

National Newspaper Association today cheered a bipartisan group of senators who are out to correct the Treasury Department’s decision that Paycheck Protection Act recipients cannot deduct their payroll ...

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT — Please call your senators and representatives NOW

May 6, 2020

Congress is working this week on the next version of the Paycheck Protection Program loans to repair gaps left by previous versions. Being considered are three provisions that NNA supports. 

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ISSUE BRIEF: PPP portal has reopened for loans with additional $310 billion

Apr 28, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Act (PPP) portal has reopened for loans with an additional $310 billion in newly appropriated funds from Congress.

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Urge Congress to stop putting off looming USPS crisis — add your signature

Apr 23, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service is dangerously close to a major disruption. Its cash is expected to hit a wall by the end of the fiscal year, which is Sept.30.

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