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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.”

NNA calls for precise measurement of rural mail service

April 2, 2015

Changes in the U.S. Postal Service’s method of tracking the mail in its system led in March to the National Newspaper Association’s call for more precise measurement of rural mail service.

NNA gathers to fight ad tax

April 2, 2015

Newspaper executives from 24 states descended upon Capitol Hill in March to push back against proposals to tax advertising at the federal level by denying full expense deductions to advertisers.

New postmaster general vows to create change

April 2, 2015

The new U.S. postmaster general has inherited a massive operation, with an even larger breadth of problems, but during a news conference with members of the National Newspaper Association in Washington, she noted that she’s up to the challenge.

Member Alert: Postal Service Delays April 2015 Price Change

March 27, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service has just announced that it will not implement the postage increase for Periodicals and Standard Mail on April 26 as planned.

Getting the delivery you deserve in shrinking postal network

February 26, 2015

The National Newspaper Association tries to reinforce best practices to its members so they can maximize the quality of delivery in a world where the number of postal processing plants appears headed for further reduction. USPS plans to close 82 more plants in 2015 since Congress failed to come up with a relief package for arbitrary charges it levied in 2006 to help the federal deficit at mailer expense, among other things.

Kidsville News! sponsors NNA’s 2015 NAE contest

February 26, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, Kidsville News!, a literacy and educational newspaper initiative based in Fayetteville, NC, has stepped up to sponsor the National Newspaper Association’s  Newspaper And Education contest.

FAA proposes drone use regulations

February 26, 2015

Newspapers hoping to use drones to photograph crop disasters, floods and even accidents received long-awaited guidance in February from the Federal Aviation Administration in the form of proposed rules that still might not become final until 2017.

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