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What is a community newspaper and what is the NNA/NNAF doing to help keep them relevant? It takes a healthy community to support a healthy newspaper. But a healthy newspaper can also promote a healthy community.  It takes hands-on idea development, good news coverage and creative spirits to help communities and newspapers to thrive.

We are using our peer networks to support each other through tough times - Great Ideas Exchange, Facebook Community Forum, Journalism Training, Postal Training and Convention.  We are using our limited resources to give the industry new tools.  We are looking around corners to help both communities and newspapers. The key to the thriving community newspaper is investment—not just of money, but of time, energy, creativity and our own community like NNA and others that are helping us through a tough time.

No journalism experience? No problem — Rocco and Julie Maglio parlay their STEM educations into a thriving newspaper

Nov 1, 2023

With a pinch of nostalgia and a heaping portion of love for a community that seemed a little empty without a local newspaper, the Maglios cooked up the Hernando Sun, a weekly in Brooksville, Florida, that ...

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Community publishers reaffirm First Amendment support in wake of Kansas newspaper raid

Oct 2, 2023

Last week, community newspaper publishers, editors, and executives across the United States resoundingly reaffirmed their commitment to a free press undisturbed by unannounced police raids. Meeting in ...

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Covering the news, no matter what

Oct 1, 2023

Despite arrests and police raids, watchdog newspapers keep on watching

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Victoria (Minnesota) Gazette owner Sue Orsen retires, plans to donate archives

Oct 1, 2023

The final issue of the Gazette listed a circulation of 5,200 households in “all of Victoria plus many more.” Orsen announced her retirement and the closure of the Victoria (Minnesota) ...

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Taylor family turns over reins after 120 years — ‘It has been my family’s honor to serve Moabites’

Sep 1, 2023

For more than 120 years, well ahead of the establishment of Canyonlands or Arches and most businesses in Moab, my family has served this community by publishing an independent voice filled with local reporting. 

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NNA stands in support of its member newspaper Marion County Record (KS)

Aug 12, 2023

NNA stands by its community newspapers and calls upon top officials in Kansas to immediately return any property seized by law enforcement so the newspaper can proceed with its work.’

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The Edgerton Reporter, a ‘weekly miracle’ for 150 years

Aug 1, 2023

This year, the Edgerton Reporter celebrates its 150th year of weekly miracles. It’s also a sentimental anniversary for Everson, who spent most of her adult life laboring alongside her parents, Helen ...

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New Mexico Local News Fund boosts newsrooms large and small

Jul 1, 2023

The newspaper has launched a new podcast, thanks to the New Mexico Local News Fund’s Accelerator program, which is providing $6,000 grants and six months of consulting services to 17 local newsrooms ...

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National Newspaper Association criticizes relentless postage rate increases

May 30, 2023

A House Committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service today received a statement from the National Newspaper Association and others in a broad coalition of mailing and package shipping groups that criticizes ...

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