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Industry research/Readership Survey

The National Newspaper Association monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends affecting the community newspaper industry through annual research conducted in partnership with Susquehanna Polling and Research. NNA often creates house ads, promotions and presentation materials from its research for members to use in their communities. Highlights of NNA’s research can be found in the About community newspapers section of this website. Most recent survey results here.

Content for member papers and websites

NNA provides its members with content they can reprint in their papers or on their websites. This content includes First Amendment columns or editorials from the Freedom Forum, available weekly. 

NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Ideas session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.

House ads

Promote your community newspapers with these customizable house ads. NNA has produced a series of house ads based on our latest market research. House ads from other sources are also presented.

Job exchange

NNA's Job Exchange is your one-stop shop for all your employment needs--post help wanted ads, view openings at newspapers across the country or post your resume if you're in the job market. Manage your employment needs on your own time--24/7 and your ads are posted immediately.

Making News

This guide will provide the people and companies that send you news releases the basics of working with your editor. It answers the basic questions about
how news makes it to print, how to contact a newspaper and how to present one's information.

Media kit template

Research commissioned by the National Newspaper Association shows that, unlike some larger market newspapers, the future of community newspapers is strong. To assist member newspapers get this information out to prospective advertisers, NNA has created components for a media kit that members can download and customize for their markets. Download a copy here.

Publishers' Auxiliary (Pub Aux) is the only national publication serving America's community newspapers. First published in 1865, Publishers' Auxiliary is also the oldest newspaper serving the newspaper industry. 

Pub Aux Live! is a webinar series designed to help community newspapers enhance revenue streams and save on operating costs. Attend a live webinar or view archives of past programs. Are you providing a webinar or know of one that might be of interest to NNA members? Email Associate Director Kate Richardson

Serial Stories

NNA members can take advantage of free serialized story through the Reading Across the Nation campaign through cooperation between the National Newspaper Association Foundation and the Missouri Press Association. The goal is to have young readers across the nation reading inside their community newspapers. NNA newspapers may use the current serialized story by downloading it using the download code: nnaread. 

Tools, help and training on the internet

The internet has a vast number of free resources that can be of use to community newspaper publishers, editors, advertising staff, photographers — everyone involved in producing quality community newspapers. NNA staff has found and organized these links and resources for member use, 24/7, so members don’t have to spend hours or days scouring the web for these resources.

 

Find a link here that no longer works? Or know of links we should add here? Let us know.

Adams Publishing Group chooses Brainworks Stratica as its enterprise wide solution

Feb 13, 2020

SAYVILLE, New York — Brainworks Software is pleased to announcement that longtime customer, Adams Publishing Group, has chosen Brainworks Stratica Advertising & CRM solution for its estimated ...

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NIE serial story available to NNA members

Feb 1, 2020

The National Newspaper Association Foundation and the Missouri Press Foundation have been teaming up to produce an annual free Newspapers In Education (NIE) serial story for years. This year’s eight-installment ...

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SaltWire Network chooses Brainworks ad workflow management solution, Xpance

Jan 14, 2020

SAYVILLE, New York — Brainworks Software is proud to announce that SaltWire Network has chosen Brainworks ad workflow management solution, Xpance, to provide standardized production workflows for ...

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TownNews to launch Data Insights, a powerful new way for media companies to analyze and profit from their data

Jan 14, 2020

MOLINE, Illinois — Media organizations are awash in data: audience and editorial data from content management systems, traffic reports from Google Analytics, programmatic advertising revenue reports, ...

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Heidelberg reports successful year for Print Media Center Atlanta with over 1,000 visitors in 2019

Jan 14, 2020

KENNESAW, Georgia –  In 2019, Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta (PMC Atlanta) educated, trained, and supported nearly 1,000 printers through events, trainings, and demonstrations. ...

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USA Today delivers new digital edition experience

Jan 14, 2020

Tecnavia is foundation for new web & mobile app print replica editions Burnsville, Minnesota — Tecnavia announced that USA Today is now publishing revamped and modernized digital print ...

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Pulp Nonfiction: Newsprint market predictions

Jan 1, 2020

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Riddle Press now offers high-quality, short run packaging with Heidelberg’s Versafire EP

Dec 13, 2019

Kennesaw, Georgia – Riddle Press, a family-owned wholesale company in Beaverton, Oregon, is entering the short-run packaging market thanks to the Versafire EP from Heidelberg. RIGHT ...

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Global Ad Distribution announces executive appointments

Dec 13, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Global Ad Distribution, the publishing industry’s leading expert in TMC and alternate home delivery solutions, is proud to announce two new executive appointments: ...

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