Resources

Industry research/Readership Survey

The National Newspaper Association monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends affecting the community newspaper industry through annual research conducted in partnership with the Center for Advanced Social Research of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. NNA often creates house ads, promotions and presentation materials from its research for members to use in their communities. Highlights of NNA’s research can be found in the About community newspapers section of this website. 


Valassis Postal Editorials for Download

The National Newspaper Association is offering these postal editorials to its member newspapers. If you do use any of these editorials, please let us know when you run them, and supply us with a link if they are online and/or a PDF of the page where they appear. To view and download the editorials, go here.


Content for member papers and websites

NNA provides its members with content they can reprint in their papers or on their websites. This content includes First Amendment columns or editorials from the Freedom Forum, available weekly.

NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Ideas session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.

 
House ads

Promote your community newspapers with these customizable house ads. NNA has produced a series of house ads based on our latest market research. House ads from other sources are also presented.

  
Job exchange

NNA's Job Exchange is your one-stop shop for all your employment needs--post help wanted ads, view openings at newspapers across the country or post your resume if you're in the job market. Manage your employment needs on your own time--24/7 and your ads are posted immediately.

 
Media kit template

Research commissioned by the National Newspaper Association shows that, unlike some larger market newspapers, the future of community newspapers is strong. To assist member newspapers get this information out to prospective advertisers, NNA has created components for a media kit that members can download and customize for their markets. Download a copy here.

Publishers' Auxiliary (Pub Aux) is the only national publication serving America's community newspapers. First published in 1865, Publishers' Auxiliary is also the oldest newspaper serving the newspaper industry.

 

Pub Aux Live featurs revenue-generating ideas for community newspapers. It is brought to you by The National Newspaper Association, in partnership with the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.

 
Tools, help and training on the Internet

The Internet has a vast number of free resources that can be of use to community newspaper publishers, editors, advertising staff, photographers — everyone involved in producing quality community newspapers. NNA staff has found and organized these links and resources for member use, 24/7, so members don’t have to spend hours or days scouring the web for these resources.

Find a link here that no longer works? Or know of links we should add here? Let us know.

 
Webinars

A list of webinars is available to NNA members. Are you providing a webinar or know of one that might be of interest to NNA members? List it here.

Two-thirds of residents in small towns and cities read community newspapers

February 3, 2014

About Two-thirds (67%) of residents in small U.S. communities in the United States read local newspapers ranging from 1 to 7 days a week, according to the 2013 Community Newspaper Readership Study conducted by The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) on behalf of National Newspaper Association (NNA) in September and November 2013.

MPA shares anniversary feature on the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 4, 2014

The Missouri Press Association is offering two features on the Berlin Wall.

Pub Aux Live Hats in the ring: A success for political advertising

March 26, 2014

The Political Season Is On! The sure-fire political advertising module: offer your candidates an easy sell, prime placement feature.

2013 Community Newspaper Readership Survey

February 3, 2014

Two-thirds (67%) of residents in small communities in the United States read local newspapers ranging from 1 to 7 days a week, according to the 2013 Community Newspaper Readership Study conducted by The Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) on behalf of National Newspaper Association (NNA) in September and November 2013.

NNA survey: Small town residents depend on their community paper

February 3, 2014

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

National Newspaper Week
is Oct. 6-12

September 10, 2013

National Newspaper Week will be Oct. 6-12, 2013. It observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small. This year’s theme is: “Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life.”

 

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