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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. To join, email






Public notice resources

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. ...

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DeJoy honors Rush at her last Mailers Technical Advisory Committee in Washington, DC

Feb 1, 2024

USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy honors Tonda Rush, NNA legal counsel, at her last Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meeting in Washington, D.C.

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USPS Industry Alert: Postal Service Allows a Grace Period for Implementation of the USPS Electronic Postage Statement Requirement for BMEU Domestic Mailings

Jan 23, 2024

To provide mailers additional time to comply with the discontinuance of hardcopy postage statements policy change, there will be a limited-time grace period.

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Are you ready to file postage statements digitally?

Jan 4, 2024

The U.S. Postal Service is reminding commercial mailers that the end of near for hard-copy postage statements. 

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As 2023 drew to a close ...

Jan 1, 2024

Waiting for invoice payments to show up in your mailbox … and waiting … and waiting? There might be a reason for that, and it isn’t because your customers are suddenly slow–payers.

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Convention committee announces event at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium®

Jan 1, 2024

National Newspaper Association members are hard at work planning the next Annual Convention & Trade Show — our 138th — this September 26-28, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska. On Oct. 26, convention ...

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Social media giants face privacy challenges and rise of decentralized apps, says GlobalData

Dec 18, 2023

The landscape of social media is undergoing a transformation as Big Tech faces challenges from privacy regulations and heightened user concerns. 

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A new member is joining our NNA family, Lisa McGraw

Dec 6, 2023

Lisa McGraw, Michigan Press Association's longtime Public Affairs Manager and NNA Congressional Action Team member, will be taking over the NNA's lobbying efforts on January 1, 2024.

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HHS directed to look at local media for advertising buys

Dec 1, 2023

The House Appropriations Committee is poised to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to direct more of the agency’s advertising dollar toward local media, including nondaily newspapers, ...

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