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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.

Janis Ware continues her father’s legacy at The Atlanta Voice

Jun 1, 2022

For 57 years, The Atlanta Voice has been informing, educating and engaging one of America's most dynamic and influential African American communities. Born out of the Civil Rights Movement, the paper has ...

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Media groups petitions high court in Congressional constitutional violation

Jun 1, 2022

A group of organizations representing mail users has argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that Congress has punted decisions it should have made to the Postal Regulatory Commission. In so doing, Congress has ...

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Within County newspaper mail to nonsubscribers now allowable up to 50% of Within County circulation

May 27, 2022

Newspapers that previously were limited to sending up to 10% of their Within County circulation to non-subscribers without commingling are now officially allowed up to 50% non-subscriber copies. The USPS ...

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Jana Stoner leads women-owned publishing company

May 2, 2022

“I’ve had so much fun and one-of-a-kind experiences being in this industry,” Jana Stoner said. “Entering into my 45th year on the payroll with our publishing corporation, I still ...

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Bob Bonnar pours all his talents and enthusiasm into community journalism

Apr 1, 2022

Bob Bonnar later sold the newspaper and returned to Newcastle as editor of the News Letter Journal. He is now a co-owner with his business partner, Robb Hicks, and serves as publisher. 

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Cindy Fisher holds tight to her dream of owning newspapers

Apr 1, 2022

As the owner of Kingfisher Media in Selma, Alabama, Cindy Fisher is living her lifelong dream of becoming a newspaper editor. She is a single mom of two teenagers without the safety net of a second income ...

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Sandy Hurley steers the Mount Airy (North Carolina) News to be a mirror that reflects the community

Apr 1, 2022

Growing up in a family of newspaper readers, Sandy Hurley was in college studying to become a kindergarten teacher until the day she walked into the West Jefferson (North Carolina) Times, her local newspaper, ...

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NNA/NNAF Readership Survey 2022 (members only)

Mar 28, 2022

The survey of 1,000 adults from rural and urban communities across the U.S. conducted for the National Newspaper Association and NNA Foundation of Pensacola, Florida, voting habits, news consumption, opinion ...

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Congress passes long-awaited postal reform legislation

Mar 8, 2022

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, HR 3076, cleared the U.S. Senate today, sending legislation to President Biden that would give the U.S. Postal Service relief from a 16-year-old requirement to fund ...

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