National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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What is a community newspaper and what is the NNA/NNAF doing to help keep them relevant? It takes a healthy community to support a healthy newspaper. But a healthy newspaper can also promote a healthy community.  It takes hands-on idea development, good news coverage and creative spirits to help communities and newspapers to thrive.

We are using our peer networks to support each other through tough times - Great Ideas Exchange, Facebook Community Forum, Journalism Training, Postal Training and Convention.  We are using our limited resources to give the industry new tools.  We are looking around corners to help both communities and newspapers. The key to the thriving community newspaper is investment—not just of money, but of time, energy, creativity and our own community like NNA and others that are helping us through a tough time.

NNA joins 180 small business groups urging deductibility of Paycheck Protection business expenses

Aug 5, 2020

National Newspaper Association joined the Parity for Main Street Employers coalition supporting relief from the Treasury Department’s intention to impose taxes on payroll, rent, mortgage interest ...

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Rising star Lloyd Mullen reflects on newspaper ownership

Jul 29, 2020

For Lloyd Mullen, ink runs in his veins. He has newspapers in his DNA. As part of the Mullen family, which has been publishing newspapers for 35 years, he has devoted his life to the industry. Last spring, ...

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Courier-Journal editor draws inspiration from 2020 Pulitzer Prize win

Jul 1, 2020

Green recalls Dec. 2, 2019, as the day his newsroom got a tip that then-Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevins was slated to pardon and commute the sentences of more than 600 people who had been convicted of ...

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The little things in life sustain the West Essex (NJ) Tribune

Jul 1, 2020

Publisher Jenny Cone Chciuk rescued Georgie from an animal shelter last spring, and she says during these challenging times, the puppy is uniquely qualified for her job description, which mainly focuses ...

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Missouri newspapers flaunt bipartisan banners and showcase colorful histories

May 28, 2020

On a late-April day, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis Warden was holding down the fort at the Gasconade County Republican of Owensville, Missouri. His skeleton crew was out doing their jobs, and ...

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Retiring for the second time, Donna Hunt seeks her third act chronicling hometown history

Mar 1, 2020

At 84, Donna Hunt has wrapped up the first two acts of an amazing career. Yet, she believes she still has more to give to Denison, Texas, her hometown, where she was born, raised and carved out her niche ...

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Small but mighty, this Eagle soars

Feb 3, 2020

You might say The (Chadron State College) Eagle is a journeyman’s newspaper, where students build solid skills and graduate ready for work. Eagle adviser Michael Kennedy, who also teaches journalism ...

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In the heart of Alabama’s literary capital, Monroeville Journal is a family’s labor of love

Sep 1, 2019

Today, Bo Bolton is the owner and publisher of the storied Monroe Journal in Monroeville, Alabama, a small, rural, picturesque community in the Piney Woods region of southwestern Alabama and home ...

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Feisty Idaho Mountain Express thrives in tough environment

Aug 1, 2019

Newspapers are getting a bad rap these days, but in Blaine County, readers appreciate the Mountain Express, according to Morris.

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