NNA works daily on postal issues that affect community newspapers. Its goals are to achieve fair rates, efficient service and a level competitive playing field between newspapers and direct mail competitors.
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The National Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance American’s community newspapers. NNA needs the support of every community newspaper in order to work closely with policy officials to create a legal and regulatory environment conducive to the growth of community newspapers.
Public notices in newspapers are part of the three-legged stool of government accountability. Public notices help to inform the public on activities by the government and other public entities. Public notices have been included in newspapers from the beginning of the Republic. Now they are also on many newspapers’ websites.
The Congressional Action Team (CAT) is NNA's grassroots team composed of newspaper publishers from across the country who volunteer to contact their Senators and Representatives when legislation affecting community newspapers is introduced or when legislative activity is necessary. CAT members are asked to simply call their members of Congress or write a letter to express their concerns on behalf of community newspapers. All newspaper publishers who are members of the National Newspaper Association may join.
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.
July 6, 2015
The hot days of late July and early August are when members of Congress visit home base to test the temperature of the political climate and hear constituents’ concerns. This first year in a congressional session is the best time to discuss serious issues. Next year, elections will be running at full throttle.
June 1, 2015
After 10 years of attempts and compromises, the U.S. House has passed legislation to fully repeal the federal estate 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.
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.
February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON—The looming threat of a federal advertising tax—proposed in the form of denying newspaper advertisers the right to fully deduct expenses—is bringing newspaper publishers to Washington March 19 to convince Congress that the tax would weaken local economies.
November 3, 2014
Q The comments feature on our website has certainly brought out the crazies in the community. We thought we were inviting civil discussion, but instead we’re getting profanity and name-calling. We’re thinking of taking it down entirely, but we do want to encourage debate. Can we edit these so we don’t offend our readers?
October 17, 2014
Q We just hired a 17-year-old photographer to cover local sports. We used to require drug tests, and we’ve kind of gotten away from it. But we’re thinking we probably ought to make him sign a consent form. What do you think?
August 8, 2014
Q One of my advertisers wants to help out the newspaper by holding a drawing for prizes at his store. Only subscribers to the newspaper would be eligible to win. He would also benefit by bringing in new traffic to his business. It seems like a win/win to me. How do we write this up to make it legal?
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.