National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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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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Rejection of massive postage increase; it is time to call on Congress to fix the postal service with public funding

Feb 3, 2020

National Newspaper Association has urged the Postal Regulatory Commission to abandon its proposal for postage increases for small newspapers that could add nearly 50% to distribution costs over the next ...

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Postal Q & A: Value of IMb? Sampling problems

May 1, 2020

Q: I have a publisher who wants to use the sampling rule to do a one–time, all–county distribution to share a COVID-19 four-page insert. My understanding is that the 10% rule applies to his ...

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Community newspapers ask Congress to support the Postal Service

Apr 30, 2020

Amid the flurries of legislation to protect the U.S. economy from the coronavirus damage, Congress has been asked to recognize the needs of the Postal Service.  

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Urge Congress to stop putting off looming USPS crisis — add your signature

Apr 23, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service is dangerously close to a major disruption. Its cash is expected to hit a wall by the end of the fiscal year, which is Sept.30.

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Weeklies find success publishing under one flag and running COVID education ads

Apr 7, 2020

The Cut Bank Pioneer Press, The Glacier Reporter, Shelby Promoter and The Valerian all published as one hyperlocal publication on April 1.

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USPS is providing a six-month extension for renewal of requesters

Apr 3, 2020

Publishers of requester publications, in particular, have a respite from bringing expiring requests up to date.

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Postal Q & A: Requester pubs below 24 pages?

Apr 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Missing pub days affect permit?

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