National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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The mission of the National Newspaper Association is to protect, promote and enhance America's community newspapers.

  • NNA protects community newspapers through active and effective government relation programs that addresses the issues affecting community newspapers.
  • NNA promotes community newspapers by educating readers, advertisers and policy officials on the benefits and value of community newspapers. 
  • NNA enhances community newspapers by providing information, solutions and strategies on current and emerging issues affecting the business interest of community newspapers.

Google News Initiative looking to fund  underrepresented audiences ⁠— application deadline extended to Aug. 12

Jul 20, 2020

LaToya Drake, Google head of media representation, said the theme of this effort is closing equity gaps.

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Annual readership survey confirms community newspaper readers are voters

Aug 29, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Newspaper readers are voters, and the National Newspaper Association’s annual readership survey of more than 1,000 people from rural and urban communities across the country ...

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Reporters face First Amendment freedom hurdles in 2020

Jul 31, 2020

Reporters should use our Police, Protesters and the Press guide, which also contains a tip sheet of important things to note when covering a demonstration.

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The cost to all citizens in a community when a newspaper closes

Jul 29, 2020

According to the study, “our main finding is that newspaper closures have a significantly adverse impact on municipal borrowing costs in the long run.”

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Fight fear and negativity with positive points — and, oh yes, facts

Jul 29, 2020

When it comes to local news and advertising, we're the best, most trusted medium. And we've proven our worth for many, many years. 

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Through the viewfinder — third quarter 2020

Jul 1, 2020

NNA members have been busy about their towns capturing people as they adapt to life in the pandemic.

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Exclusive election survey made available to NNA members

Jun 29, 2020

“Most voters (41%) say the economy/job creation will be the issue that most influences their vote in November,” James Lee, president of Susquehanna Polling and Research Inc., said in a recent ...

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Turning bye back to a buy: never give up

Jun 23, 2020

Be thorough in constructing both sides of the departure: put yourself in the shoes of the advertiser and list its known reasons; then, hear out your ad team, especially the sales representative assigned ...

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First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund and The National Press Photographers Association launch legal advocacy initiative

Jun 16, 2020

The multi-faceted initiative will ensure journalists arrested in these protests have sufficient legal defense through pro bono counsel, or funds to pay for local defense; 

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