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Public Policy


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. 



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.


Public notice

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.

Join the Congressional Action Team

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.






Group calls for increased military ad spending in local newspapers

Dec 1, 2020

Out of the roughly $1 billion that is spent by the federal government on advertising and other marketing, the DOD is responsible for nearly two-thirds of these expenditures, they said. It urged the Pentagon ...

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My experience with the PPP loan forgiveness application

Dec 1, 2020

For publishers who were able to get Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans last spring and summer and have not applied for forgiveness of those loans, maybe you can benefit from my experience with completing ...

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PRC approves postage incentive for Seamless Acceptance of Periodicals and Marketing mail

Dec 1, 2020

The Postal Regulatory Commission this week approved the Postal Service’s proposed 2021 postage rates, including a new incentive of $.001 per piece for mail introduced through a new Seamless Acceptance ...

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Congressional Action Team ‚Ā†discusses postal priorities

Nov 13, 2020

The NNA Congressional Action Team hosted a meeting on Thursday, November 12 to discuss postal priorities in the coming year. 

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NNA LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: Make PPP expenses deductible

Nov 11, 2020

More than 80 members of Congress have sponsored a bill to fix this problem. We need urgent action to make sure this bill gets wrapped into the stimulus package being negotiated between the White House ...

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Newspaper mailers to earn discount for flats trays

Oct 9, 2020

Community newspaper mailers using white flats trays (tubs) will finally begin to earn a discount for employing the more efficient trays instead of sacks. USPS has today proposed new discounts for the flats ...

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NNA’s testimony supported Rodrigue’s request for authorization of second PPP loan

Oct 1, 2020

Local restaurants and local newspapers have common and critical concerns during the coronavirus economy. They both need federal stimulus dollars to continue to serve their communities. That was the message ...

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Oct 1, 2020

The CAT and Postal Committee, chaired by Matt Paxton and assisted by emeritus Max Heath — postal consultant, Landmark Community Newspapers — was particularly busy after the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Preliminary injunction halts changes in USPS’ service

Sep 30, 2020

A federal court in Washington state in September issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt changes in service, ruling that the agency had ...

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