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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.

Learning opportunities abound at NNA convention

July 8, 2014

We hope by now you have marked your calendars and plan to join us Oct. 2-5, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, TX. Registration details and the program can be found on Page 13 of this issue. You can register and make your hotel reservations online at www.nnaweb.org/convention. Save $50 per registration if you do so by Aug. 15. The NNA hotel room block and special rate of $159 will be released on Sept. 9.

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.

Closing 80+ Mail Processing Plants and Degrading Periodicals/First-Class Mail Service: a Recipe for More Lost Business for USPS

July 3, 2014

National Newspaper Association President Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of the Blackshear (GA) Times, strongly objected this week to the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that it would close or consolidate more than 80 mail processing facilities after January and lower service standards for Periodicals and First-Class Mail.

NNA's 2014 newspaper contest winners announced

July 2, 2014

Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association 2014 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online at nnaweb.org.

NNA board supports project to help war memorial foundation

July 2, 2014

The National Newspaper Association board of directors voted to support a project being conducted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, coordinating efforts with state and regional press associations to help locate photos of military personnel who died during the Vietnam War.

Standard Mail renewal notices still valid despite changing rate structure & prices

June 9, 2014

Despite changes in mail processing and pricing over the past decade, the use of Standard Mail for renewal letters is still as valid as when the National Newspaper Association last wrote about this a few years ago. Recent questions from NNA members make this topic worth revisiting.

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