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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SPJ and 24 other groups seek meeting with White House to discuss protections against interference in journalists’ work

Jul 27, 2021

The Society of Professional Journalists and 24 other journalism groups sent a letter today to the White House to request a discussion about protecting against interference in journalists’ work.

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National Newspaper Association, News Media Alliance and others ask court to intervene to stop Aug. 29 postage rate increase

Jul 26, 2021

A coalition of organizations representing commercial and nonprofit users of the mail on Friday petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to issue a stay preventing the U.S. ...

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Cantwell, Kelly, Wyden introduce legislation to revive, sustain trusted local news

Jul 23, 2021

Cantwell: “Local news is about holding the powerful accountable.”  Pandemic and economic crisis batter newsrooms at a time Americans need them most.

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Slower, more expensive mail in store for the US

Jul 21, 2021

NNA has warned for a decade that without action by Congress, this decline could become almost impossible to stop. We reiterate that call now to our Members of Congress.

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Local Journalism Sustainability Act reintroduced by Kirkpatrick and Newhouse with new eligibility limitations

Jul 1, 2021

The bill would create tax credits for three purposes: to reimburse newspaper subscribers up to $250 a year, to provide for some newsroom payroll grants and to give small business advertisers reimbursement ...

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S 1720 attracts strong roster of bipartisan support

Jul 1, 2021

In June, NNA awaited action on the Postal Service Reform Act, filed as HR 3076 and S 1720.

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A metaphor for the postal institution

Jun 1, 2021

When the Officer in Charge of the Jamesport, Missouri, Post Office noticed some bricks falling from the building last August, he began paying attention to the structure around him. One brick wall had begun ...

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HR3076 would allow newspapers 50% sampling

Jun 1, 2021

The PSRA, HR 3076, would provide newspapers a concrete benefit: it would allow more mailing of sample newspapers to nonsubscribers. Presently, publishers are permitted to use sampling for recruitment of ...

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