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

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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Statement of ownership — file by Sept. 30

Sep 1, 2022

The publisher of each publication sending Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 before Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post ...

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Updates to USPS Labeling Lists and CASS Software Requirements

Sep 1, 2022

The ZIP Codes formerly covered by FSS have been converted to Label List L007, which directs the creation of 5-Digit Scheme bundles for flat mail.

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USPS to rollout out new sorting and delivery centers across nation

Sep 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association this fall is monitoring the rollout by the Postal Service of new Sorting and Delivery Centers, dubbed Super Centers, in some news reports. 

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Understanding Periodicals Session V: All Things Mail Entry

Aug 25, 2022

Watch an archive of the fifth session in the Max Heath Postal Institute series, Understanding Periodicals V: All Things Mail Entry.  Making sure your newspaper is sorted in the right bundle ...

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USPS to require more frequent CASS updates for mailing lists

Aug 17, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service announced a change in address management requirements affecting newspapers that do not regularly use CASS-certified software to update their Periodicals and Marketing Mail addresses. ...

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It's a long river ...

Aug 1, 2022

It is a reasonable assumption that if you are reading this, you are counting on Periodicals mail. Maybe you are relying upon it for 80-100% of your distribution. If that is you, I am worried about ...

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Understanding Periodicals Session IV - Using Your Permit To Generate Revenue

Jul 21, 2022

Learn how to use your sampling privileges strategically for advertising ⁠— including information and samples on unmissable promotions like inserts and sticky note ads; how to promote to advertisers; ...

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