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Obtaining refunds for hard copy address changes

August 26, 2015

Q. I get multiple copies of the hard-copy Address Change Notice, Form 3579, some months old, at a cost of 59 cents each. Is there any way to get my money back?

A message to printing plants and mailrooms

August 1, 2015

The National Newspaper Association has worked with member mailing and delivery issues for many years. I have noticed some common problems that often stem from printing plants and mailing facilities that prepare the mail for their printing customers. I am sharing a list that you can share with your central printer. If you are a central printer, heed these words.

Three star keynoters and 63 high-powered flash sessions

August 1, 2015

Ron Powers, award-winning Missouri author, opens the National Newspaper Association convention Friday morning, Oct. 2, with reminders of our heritage. Powers says it was Mark Twain’s “proletarian, vernacular, sassy narrative voice that wove newspapers into our culture; gave them their individual personalities; made them into almost extensions of the family, to an extent they’d never have achieved if they’d had to stick to European diction and politisse—pardon my French. To that extent alone, they are interwoven with our national personality, and thus indispensable.”

Newspapers alarmed about overtime revisions

August 1, 2015

Newsrooms already struggling to cover their communities with smaller staffs and increasing demands reacted with alarm in July when the U.S. Department of Labor announced a sweeping revision to the overtime rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Amos, McKinney and Phillips Awards

NNA to honor young community leader with the 2015 Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

June 11, 2015

Jeremy Waltner of Freeman, SD, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he will be presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2015 McKinney Award

June 11, 2015

Barbara A. “Barb” Walter of Hennessey, OK, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, MO, where she will be presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business luncheon on Oct. 3, 2015.

NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2015 Amos Award

June 11, 2015

William F. “Bill” Tubbs of Eldridge, IA, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, MO, where he will be presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business luncheon on Oct. 3, 2015.

NNA honors David with the 2014 Amos Award

November 4, 2014

Jeff David was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 128th Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he was be presented with the 2014 James O. Amos Award.

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Obtaining refunds for hard copy address changes

August 26, 2015

Q. I get multiple copies of the hard-copy Address Change Notice, Form 3579, some months old, at a cost of 59 cents each. Is there any way to get my money back?

A message to printing plants and mailrooms

August 1, 2015

The National Newspaper Association has worked with member mailing and delivery issues for many years. I have noticed some common problems that often stem from printing plants and mailing facilities that prepare the mail for their printing customers. I am sharing a list that you can share with your central printer. If you are a central printer, heed these words.

USPS may be required to do rural mail studies

August 1, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service could soon be required to produce regular studies of on-time delivery of rural and small-town mail. The National Newspaper Association asked for these studies in March comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Newspapers expected to get faster mail service through new postal hubs

July 28, 2015

Community newspapers using the mail received the second good-news announcement of July recently when the U.S. Postal Service announced it expected to have 187 service hubs open by fall to provide direct transportation for newspaper mail in locations where mail processing plants have closed.

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To enlarge video to full screen, click box in bottom right of frame. Copyright 2015 USPS. The U.S. Postal Service recently invited NNA to create a training video to assist with training of postal mail processing staff. The video was designed to fit in with other materials on best ways to efficiently move the mail. Emphasizing that newspapers should not linger in processing plants but should be quickly moved to their destination was the goal of the video. NNA members are invited to share it with their postmasters and others involved in moving the mail.
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To enlarge video to full screen, click box in bottom right of frame. Copyright 2012 Alex Parker-Magyar. Narration by Phil Nardone, New Jersey Hills Media Group
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