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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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NNA welcomes light shined on newspaper delivery woes

Jan 4, 2021

NNA Chair Brett Wesner, president of Wesner Publications in Cordell, Oklahoma, today expressed his thanks to the Washington Post and its postal beat expert Jacob Bogage for a revealing look at the problems ...

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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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No postage increase in January, but two are on deck each year beginning January 2023

Sep 15, 2021

The U.S. Postal Service today announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022. The next increase will be in July 2022. Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly increases, beginning ...

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S. 2434 Local Journalism Sustainability Act can be a ‘shot in the arm for local economies’

Sep 1, 2021

National Newspaper Association’s Congressional Action Team in August put its shoulder behind S. 2434, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, promoting a tax credit for newspaper advertisers in ...

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Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) payment for postage ends; Inactive permit holders must act by Sept 30

Aug 27, 2021

For Periodicals, permits for users still on CAPS were targeted to be marked inactive on August 15 if payment systems had not migrated. Newspapers with inactive permits have until September 30 to contact ...

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A shot in the arm for small business advertising - op-ed available

Aug 26, 2021

NNA is excited about the possibility of action in the Senate on legislation that would create several tax credits to help community newspapers. One is a credit that your advertisers could use to buy space ...

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Apply for the Employee Retention Credit ⁠— NNA/RSM ERTC webinar

Aug 26, 2021

The Employee Retention Credit provides a credit to an employer who was affected by the COVID-19 shut down in 2020 or 2021. The credit can provide for up to $5,000 per employee credit in 2020 (depending ...

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Postage rate increase will go into effect Aug. 29, Court says

Aug 25, 2021

The Court simply issued a statement that the petition was denied, without providing any reasoning for the decision. 

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