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Valassis special postage deal goes out with a whimper

November 23, 2015

The long struggle between the newspaper industry and Valassis Inc. over the direct mail company’s special postage discounts from the U.S. Postal Service appears to have ended with a whimper. In November, Valassis filed a report saying it had carried out no mailings eligible for the special discount. It announced it had paid an agreed $100,000 penalty to USPS last September.

Increase circulation with mail sampling, and sell extra advertising as a bonus

November 2, 2015

An increase in calls and emails on sampling questions in recent weeks and months caused me to update this topic on the value of sending sample copies to nonsubscribers using your 10 percent in-county “sampling” entitlement. 


NNA announces workshop for printers that mail newspapers

November 2, 2015

The complexities of managing Periodicals newspapers in the mail have ballooned in the past decade as consolidated printing operations and the digital tools of the U.S. Postal Service have reshaped the industry. The National Newspaper Association announces its first-ever workshop for Periodicals printers, set for March 16, 2016, at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington VA.


Kentucky publisher, Hutcheson, named NNA president

November 2, 2015

Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Princeton (KY) Times Leader, was elected president of the National Newspaper Association during the association’s 129th annual convention and trade show Oct. 3, 2015. He had been vice president.


NNA selects IPA for management services

November 2, 2015

National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times Leader in Princeton, KY, announced in October that NNA has selected Illinois Press Association to provide contract management services beginning in 2016.


NNA selects Illinois Press Association as managers

October 2, 2015

National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE, today announced that the Illinois Press Association, based in Springfield, IL, would become NNA’s new management firm beginning January 2016.

New marked copy rules prevent submitting multiple copies if only preprints in editions are different

September 29, 2015

A change to Domestic Mail Manual 207.16 effective Sept. 14, 2015, limits the number of marked copies, which must be submitted when there are “multiple editions of a Periodicals publication.” The wording now states that you must submit only “the main or most prominent edition of the issue and must have all other editions available for review upon request.”


Open government triumphs in Utah

September 29, 2015

Overturning a decision by the district court, the Supreme Court of Utah recently ruled that a court may release attorney work product under Utah open records laws if “the interests favoring disclosure outweigh those favoring protection.”


NNA honors Iowa publisher with Amos Award

October 3, 2015

William “Bill” F. Tubbs of Eldridge, IA, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 129th 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show, where he was presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business meeting on Oct. 3, 2015.

NNA honors distinguished community leader with 2015 McKinney Award

October 3, 2015

Barbara “Barb” A. Walter of Hennessey, OK, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show, when she was presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business meeting on Oct. 3, 2015.

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