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Member Alert: Postal Service Delays April 2015 Price Change

March 27, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service has just announced that it will not implement the postage increase for Periodicals and Standard Mail on April 26 as planned.

Getting the delivery you deserve in shrinking postal network

February 26, 2015

The National Newspaper Association tries to reinforce best practices to its members so they can maximize the quality of delivery in a world where the number of postal processing plants appears headed for further reduction. USPS plans to close 82 more plants in 2015 since Congress failed to come up with a relief package for arbitrary charges it levied in 2006 to help the federal deficit at mailer expense, among other things.

Kidsville News! sponsors NNA’s 2015 NAE contest

February 26, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, Kidsville News!, a literacy and educational newspaper initiative based in Fayetteville, NC, has stepped up to sponsor the National Newspaper Association’s  Newspaper And Education contest.

FAA proposes drone use regulations

February 26, 2015

Newspapers hoping to use drones to photograph crop disasters, floods and even accidents received long-awaited guidance in February from the Federal Aviation Administration in the form of proposed rules that still might not become final until 2017.

Ad tax threat brings publishers to Washington

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON—The looming threat of a federal advertising tax—proposed in the form of denying newspaper advertisers the right to fully deduct expenses—is bringing newspaper publishers to Washington March 19 to convince Congress that the tax would weaken local economies.

Student paper’s sex edition flagged as explicit by Issuu

February 26, 2015

Joining a slew of other student newspapers nationwide, The Spectrum at the University of Buffalo just released its annual sex edition. You can view it through the popular digital publishing platform Issuu—but only if you sign in first and prove you are a legal adult.

Postal price increase proposed April 26 mostly at inflation

February 16, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service surprised the mailing industry by filing a postage price increase at CPI as allowed under current law Jan. 15, to be effective April 26. The Urban CPI 12-month average is 1.9666, or about 2 percent. Price increases proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission mostly cluster around that 2 percent number, with the average allowed by class.

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NE graphic artist creates convention graphic

February 16, 2015

When National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., publisher of the Nebraska Signal, asked one of his graphic designers to develop a graphic for NNA’s 2015 convention, Julie Hayek stepped up to take on the project.

USPS announces rate increase, pulls discount

February 16, 2015

WASHINGTON—Higher postage rates for 2015 driven by two separate developments surprised publishers in January as the U.S. Postal Service announced its annual inflationary price increase and quietly rescinded a discount available in 2014 to publishers entering mail at transportation hubs.

Rural service declines as USPS builds urban strategy

January 14, 2015

As postal processing plants close and are merged from smaller regional Sectional Center Facilities into much larger urban plants, newspapers and other small businesses trying to use the mail often find themselves caught up in problems associated with the changing mail infrastructure. 

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