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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.

Through the viewfinder ⁠— 4th quarter 2022

Oct 1, 2022

Winning photographs in the Fourth Quarter 2022 Pub Aux Photo contest, taken from Sept. 9, 2021, to Sept. 9, 2022, are pictured below with submitted caption and attribution.

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Bears, large dogs and community newspapers

Sep 1, 2022

It happened in February 2016. Somebody driving home saw what she was sure was a bear, meandering on a hill near the auto parts store. Bear sightings in northwestern Illinois are rare, so she called 911. What ...

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Finally, at least 1 photo has been found for each service member whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Sep 1, 2022

On Aug. 9., 2022, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) was proud to announce that after more than two decades of effort, at least one photo has been found for each of the 58,281 service members whose ...

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Goal completed!

Sep 1, 2022

Many people who worked on this project had some personal military connection or were dedicated patriots. My connection is my son, 1LT David Johnson. 

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Nonprofit Highlands Current still going strong after 10 years in circulation

Sep 1, 2022

Before Stewart died in 2014, he converted his enterprise into a reader-funded, nonprofit news organization to keep it going with community support, Rowe said. In 2016, the newspaper’s board changed ...

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At Wyoming Newspapers, Mark DeLap does it all

Aug 1, 2022

“I know you don’t become rich and famous as a small-town editor, but this is a job I enjoy,” Mark DeLap, editor, Platte County Record-Times and the Guernsey Gazette, said. “I’m ...

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OP-ED for your consideration; JCPA comes up for key vote next week

Jul 15, 2022

NNA offers an editorial on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act tailored to community newspapers for your consideration.

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Through the viewfinder ⁠— 3rd quarter 2022

Jul 1, 2022

Winning photographs in the Third Quarter 2022 Pub Aux Photo contest, taken from June 10, 2021, to June 10, 2022, captured news of our communities’ youth.

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Through thick and thin, Cecile Wehrman remains the steward of Journal Publishing

Jul 1, 2022

As the owner of Journal Publishing in Crosby, North Dakota, Cecile Wehrman keeps busy churning out the weekly Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune, where she has worked for the past 23 years. As long as she ...

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