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NNA concerned about AmEx ad buy award

December 10, 2013

The National Newspaper Association has opened a new discussion with American Express, founder of the popular Small Business Saturday campaign, about the level of involvement of America’s community newspapers, said NNA President Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of the Blackshear (GA) Times.

National Newspaper Association disappointed with Court's ruling on Valassis NSA

November 15, 2013

National Newspaper Association Robert M. Williams Jr, expressed his disappointment today with a decision by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that affirmed the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) handling of the Valassis postage discounts last year.

Lyles receives NNA Community Service Award

November 4, 2013

Jerry Lyles, senior vice president newspaper relations for Athlon Media, received the National Newspaper Association Community Service Award for long-time support of NNA’s postal programs during the association’s 127th Annual Convnention and Trade Show.

National Newspaper Association continues fight against unfair postal rate increases

October 31, 2013

The National Newspaper Association, America's alliance of community weekly and daily newspapers, this week continues a multi-front attack against unfair postage rate increases with litigation at the Postal Regulatory Commission and strong grassroots work on Capitol Hill.

Schieffer will address NNA at March Leaders' Summit in DC

October 9, 2013

One of the most recognized faces in American journalism will keynote NNA’s “We Believe in Newspapers” Leadership Summit set inWashington March 13-14. Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and a former newspaper reporter in Texas, will speak to the group at the National Press Club that Thursday evening.

Georgia publisher, Williams, named NNA president

October 1, 2013

Robert M. Williams Jr., chair and publisher of SouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, GA, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association, during the association’s 127th annual convention and trade show Sept. 14, 2012. He had been vice president.

Affordable Mail Alliance stands united in opposition to exigent rate increase

September 27, 2013

Today the Affordable Mail Alliance (AMA), a broad coalition of postal customers and suppliers, announced its deep disappointment in the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors’ decision to formally request an “exigent” postal rate increase that, if approved, would result in an average January 2014 postage hike of just under six percent, almost four times the rate of inflation.  They also voiced their united determination to oppose the request at the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

National Newspaper Association Opposes Lifting Inflation-Cap on Postage Rates

September 25, 2013

The National Newspaper Association today expressed its dismay that the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors plans to increase postage rates beyond inflation levels. NNA President Robert M. Williams, Jr., SouthFire Newspaper Group, Blackshear, GA, said the rate increase would have a negative impact upon jobs and local businesses served by community newspapers.

As I See It: Quickest path to Postal Service disaster: Make mail more expensive

September 24, 2013

The United States Postal Service Board of Governors meets in Kansas City today to debate what to do next with the nation’s troubled mail delivery service. USPS has posted $20 billion in net losses in the past two years and the root of its troubles is no secret. First-class mail has moved rapidly to the Internet and USPS’s large network and cost structure hasn’t adapted quickly enough to the change.

3 elected for NNA regional directorships

September 10, 2013

David Puddu, Pat Desmond and Philip Vega have been elected for National Newspaper Association regional directorships.

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