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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.

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.

NNA 2015 newspaper contest winners announced

July 9, 2015

Judging results have been processed and winners of the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online here.

Marked copy elimination tabled because of future cost implications for Periodicals

July 6, 2015

The National Newspaper Association’s Postal Committee had been hopeful that the U.S. Postal Service rulemakers would agree to an elimination of a marked copy of Periodical newspapers showing advertising for each issue. This is based on a request to the Periodicals Advisory Group and the initial agreement of management of the Pricing & Classification Service Center in New York City. In this era of growing electronic documentation, the marked copy is becoming a bit of a throwback, and it causes NNA members to lose some of the efficiency they should have as they join the e-Doc program.

Extravagant fun and valuable information in St. Charles

July 6, 2015

The National Newspaper Association’s 129th Convention and Trade Show will take place Oct. 1-3, 2015, in St. Charles, MO.

Project to help papers with the digital side

July 6, 2015

Trying to figure out the best way to use the Internet to build an audience? Some students from the University of Missouri School of Journalism may have the answer for you.

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