National Newspaper Association

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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.

NNA represents community newspapers:

  • On the Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee

  • Before the Postal Regulatory Commission

  • With the House Oversight and Government Committee

  • The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee

Some of NNA’s achievements include:

  • Preserving the lowest commercial postage rate in the system—the Within County privilege—for community newspapers for more than 120 years

  • Gaining a new 5 percent discount for Outside County postage for total mailings of under 5,000 copies when a paper has the Within County privilege

  • Making sure a newspaper does not lose the privilege just because a postal carrier’s route wanders outside a county line

  • Gaining an extension for the requirement to shift to a new Intelligent Mail Barcode for automation discounts

  • Preserving next-day or better service standards for periodicals entered at local post offices or mail distribution facilities

House leaders introduce appropriation to help US Postal Service 

May 27, 2020

Reps Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee; and Gerald Connolly, D-Virginia, chair of the Government Operations Subcommittee, said they believed the coronavirus ...

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There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter

Apr 14, 2020

Hold Congress accountable, newspaper people! There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter.

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NNA POSTAL ALERT: Publishers should immediately migrate Central Postage Payment (CAPS) accounts to USPS electronic postal payment system to avoid interruptions

Nov 18, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service set a drop-dead date of August 20, 2020, for commercial mailers to close their Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) accounts for postage payments and instead use Enterprise ...

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Congressional Action Team ⁠discusses postal priorities

Nov 13, 2020

The NNA Congressional Action Team hosted a meeting on Thursday, November 12 to discuss postal priorities in the coming year. 

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Pub Aux Live: Faster, Cheaper Newspaper Mail in Flats Tubs

Nov 6, 2020

Preparing Periodicals newspapers in white USPS tubs helps subscribers get their mail on time and saves costs for the Postal Service. Beginning in January, USPS will begin to recognize a discount for some ...

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USPS Office of the Inspector General finds ‘confusion and inconsistency,’ DeJoy’s changes in compliance

Oct 30, 2020

The OIG looked at three initiatives from new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, as well as 57 other directives aimed at reducing cost. 

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ISSUE BRIEF: Good news for newspaper budgets ⁠— no increase in most common Within-County postage rates in January 2021

Oct 15, 2020

Publishers planning for 2021 postage budgets will see no increase in prices for carrier-route level sortations in Within County mailings. Marketing mail, High-Density Plus and Saturation sortations will ...

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Newspaper mailers to earn discount for flats trays

Oct 9, 2020

Community newspaper mailers using white flats trays (tubs) will finally begin to earn a discount for employing the more efficient trays instead of sacks. USPS has today proposed new discounts for the flats ...

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