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Full-Service IMb to soon hold more value for newspapers

October 17, 2014

Newspapers and other mailers have been getting calls from their district office of Business Mail Acceptance asking them to consider converting to Full-Service Intelligent Mail barcode. The U.S. Postal Service withdrew its rate case proposal for mandatory Full-Service IMb in 2014 after the Postal Regulatory Commission ruled it a price increase, affirming the National Newspaper Association’s opposition to making it mandatory. The goal is to get 8 percent signup quota from those contacted by USPS.

House passes funding resolution

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives on Sept. 17, 2014, passed a short-term funding resolution to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11. The measure continues the congressional requirement for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail six days a week.

NNA joins group, asks AG to review media relations

October 17, 2014

The National Newspaper Association in September joined dozens of other journalism groups to ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review police handling of media relations in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

Nebraska publisher, Edgecombe, named NNA president

October 8, 2014

John Edgecombe Jr., publisher of the Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association, during the association’s 128th annual convention and trade show Oct. 4, 2014. He had been vice president.

Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings

October 9, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service should evaluate the impact of slower service to newspaper subscribers before proceeding with 2015 closings of mail processing plants, National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., said this week. 

Flats Tray use more important as drastic plant closings threaten

August 8, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service, after giving up on any chance of a postal reform bill to provide financial relief from Congress, announced its long-delayed “final” round of plant consolidations and closings in July, starting in January and finishing by fall 2015. 

Saturday delivery to continue through 2015

August 8, 2014

Saturday mail service is likely to continue through 2014-15 as congressional leadership continues to debate terms for a sweeping postal reform bill.

Laws on drone use still murky

August 8, 2014

With the prices of sophisticated drones now at roughly the price of an old used car, newspapers are looking longingly at their uses in covering tough-to-reach spots—like hurricane or tornado disaster areas, environmental wastelands and even highway accidents.

3526 form to include e-subs, e-requests for Oct. 1 filing date

July 8, 2014

The National Newspaper Association has confirmed that the unified reporting of electronic subscriptions on one form with print subscribers, PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation, is scheduled for release in hard copy and in the PostalOne! postage payment system computers for use in September for the Oct. 1 filing date. Newspapers that use the 3526 to show circulations to advertisers will now have one complete form available.

Saturday delivery proposal stalls

July 8, 2014

An early summer proposition by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-VA, to provide a temporary fix to the ailing Highway Transportation Fund through paper savings from canceling Saturday mail delivery appears to be dead. The proposal had the support of the U.S. Postal Service.

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