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Congress Should Require the Postal Service to Report on the Quality of Rural Mail Service

May 21, 2015

The National Newspaper Association has again called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail.

In-county and carrier-route Standard increases eased

May 1, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service took nearly a month to respond to the second “remand” of 2015 price proposals by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The unprecedented send-back for corrections and recalculations led to a much slower response after the first remand was returned in six days. 

ND student press gets more freedom

May 1, 2015

North Dakota high school and college journalists will soon gain the rights of their adult counterparts as the recently-legislated “New Voices Act” goes into effect. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the bill in April after it passed both houses of the legislature without a dissenting vote.

Serial story popular with newspapers and teachers

May 1, 2015

This year’s season is nearly over for hitting a homerun with readers using the new serialized story, “The Gashouse Gang.”

Powers tapped as keynote for NNA’s 129th convention

May 1, 2015

Acclaimed writer Ron Powers will address National Newspaper Association members at the Oct. 1-3 convention in St. Charles, MO.

Postal reform legislation is back on the slow track

May 1, 2015

National Newspaper Association leaders Matt Paxton, publisher of the News-Gazette in Lexington, VA, and Max Heath, NNA Postal Committee chair, joined NNA Chief Executive Officer Tonda Rush in April for a listening session with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Jason Chaffetz, R-UT. Chaffetz assured NNA that he is proceeding with postal legislation but that it would not necessarily follow the form of the 113th Congress.

Today’s journalism graduates: What professionals and educators expect

May 1, 2015

With 2015 college graduations approaching, a survey of journalism educators and professionals found accuracy, ethical principles and good news judgment were the top skills journalism graduates need for the professional workplace. Those top skills were followed by growing demand for digital, mobile and social media reporting skills.

Standard Mail Carrier-Route prices drop in second filing

April 2, 2015

Newspaper mailers still face uncertainty with 2015 postal rates, as the Postal Regulatory Commission has now twice kicked back the U.S. Postal Service request for new rates to go into effect April 26. Because the Postal Service has to provide 45 days’ notice before new rates occur, it would have needed final rates by March 12. But on March 18, the PRC indicated it still wasn’t happy with the proposal for either Periodicals or Standard Mail.

PNRC names Lockwood national public notice journalism award winner

April 2, 2015

Jim Lockwood, staff writer for The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA, is the winner of the 2015 Public Notice Journalism award. Lockwood is recognized for his deft incorporation of public notice information into his coverage of local government.

St. Charles is NNA’s convention headquarters this year

April 2, 2015

Mark your calendar now and plan to join the National Newspaper Association in St. Charles, MO, Oct. 1-3, 2015, for its 129th Annual Convention and Trade Show. The committee endorsed the theme, “Show Me the Future of Newspapers.”

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