National Newspaper Association

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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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NNA supports July legislation to permit nonprofit status for newspapers

Jul 1, 2019

“NNA realizes that not-for-profit status is not the solution for many newspapers, but we are aware that some publishers have looked into the possibility,” Johnson said. “While getting ...

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NNA recommends phasing in proposed salary threshold for exempt employees of small businesses

Jun 1, 2019

In March, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed increasing the threshold salary for employees exempt from overtime pay under the FLSA to $35,300 annually, up from the existing threshold of $23,660. 

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Why Periodicals distribution must be 50%+1 paid or Requester circulation — even with Non-Mail copies

May 1, 2019

The postmaster says if I deliver too many, I could lose my Periodicals permit. How can that be true? Why is it any of the postmaster’s business if I want to deliver more copies out of the mail?

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FLSA FAQ

Apr 9, 2019

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 Directors meet with Postal Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

Apr 1, 2019

NNA directors discussed the state of the newspaper industry with four members of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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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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