National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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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.

NNA represents community newspapers:

  • On the Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee

  • Before the Postal Regulatory Commission

  • With the House Oversight and Government Committee

  • The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee

Some of NNA’s achievements include:

  • Preserving the lowest commercial postage rate in the system—the Within County privilege—for community newspapers for more than 120 years

  • Gaining a new 5 percent discount for Outside County postage for total mailings of under 5,000 copies when a paper has the Within County privilege

  • Making sure a newspaper does not lose the privilege just because a postal carrier’s route wanders outside a county line

  • Gaining an extension for the requirement to shift to a new Intelligent Mail Barcode for automation discounts

  • Preserving next-day or better service standards for periodicals entered at local post offices or mail distribution facilities

NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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FAQs re: ISSN project with NNA and Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center

Sep 19, 2022

We have been getting a lot of questions regarding the National Newspaper Association's project with the Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center to ensure all newspapers are defined as eligible newspaper participants ...

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed for virtual appearance at upcoming NNAF convention

Sep 15, 2022

The staff of USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has confirmed his upcoming virtual appearance at the National Newspaper Association Foundation's upcoming Annual Convention & Trade Show. 

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Speak, assemble, petition – and register to vote

Sep 15, 2022

Voting and being able to register to vote seem obvious extensions of First Amendment rights. What good are the rights to freely think, speak, write, gather, and seek change in our government if we are ...

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Notice of permit revocations sent in error

Sep 13, 2022

The Postal Service late Monday evening sent out a notice to permit holders that its earlier email had been sent in error.  

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Permit revocation notices are coming early from USPS ⁠— don’t panic

Sep 12, 2022

NNA members have reported receiving notices by email today and over the weekend about late filings of their Statements of Ownership. 

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Major changes ahead in the US Postal Service

Sep 2, 2022

You may be seeing news about major changes in the U.S. Postal Service that have raised anxiety in our business. We are writing to share our view so far of how community newspapers will be affected, with ...

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Hillsboro (Illinois) Journal-News Publisher John Galer joins MTAC

Sep 1, 2022

MTAC meets quarterly with senior USPS officials to provide guidance on behalf of mailers when USPS plans major changes. Galer is expected to become chair of NNA during its annual meeting in October.

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PRC filing attempts to make entry time change earlier without review

Sep 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association has entered a case before the Postal Regulatory Commission reviewing the Postal Service’s desire to change the critical entry time for newspapers at mail processing ...

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