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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.






There’s a new business laws hotline in town

Jul 29, 2013

The National Newspaper Association has re-initiated its Business Law hotline.

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USPS service standards change

Apr 12, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service’s Service Standards have changed dramatically as it has closed mail processing centers.  A Periodical can now take 9 days to travel coast to coast. There are no reliable ...

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Sunshine Week 2013 launches with new website, renewed partnerships for open government

Feb 1, 2013

The National Newspaper Association has signed on to participate in Sunshine Week, which is set for March 10-16. There are already plans across the country for events spotlighting open government, for special ...

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Congress may consider estate tax this year

Nov 29, 2012

Estate taxes are high on the priority list of the lame-duck 112th Congress, as inaction would allow the so-called Bush tax cuts to expire.

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NNA welcomes open government decision by appeals court

Oct 17, 2012

The National Newspaper Association today expressed its approval of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that upholds the Texas Open Meetings Law. A group of city government officials ...

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Government eyes broadband deployment

Jul 31, 2012

On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the federal government’s efforts to become more involved in the deployment of broadband with the enactment ...

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