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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. 



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.






LEGISLATIVE ALERT ⁠— Support needed in Senate for Small Business Expense Protection Act, S 3612

Jul 15, 2020

Community newspapers that received the Paycheck Protection Program loans urgently need to have S. 3612 included in McConnell’s proposal.

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National Newspaper Association and media groups ask US Supreme Court to protect anti-SLAPP laws in states

Jul 9, 2020

By using Anti-SLAPP laws, courts can save litigants hundreds of dollars in lawsuit costs by determining early in the case whether the plaintiff brought a case primarily to discourage communication. More ...

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NNA Issue Brief ⁠— PPP applications now open through Aug. 8

Jul 7, 2020

Most businesses are allowed only one loan. But business owners who did not include their own compensations in their initial applications are encouraged to contact their original lenders.

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NNA Issue Brief ⁠— SBA releases identities of borrowers of more than $150,000 in Paycheck Protection Program

Jul 6, 2020

The SBA and Department of Treasury today released the identities of loan recipients under the Paycheck Protection Program that received more than $150,000 in loans.

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NNA Issue Brief ⁠— Paycheck Protection Program application period extended to Aug 8

Jul 3, 2020

About $130 million remains to be distributed. The Treasury Department said it was thinking of repurposing the balance of funds for other purposes, prompting Congress to act quickly to make sure PPP loans ...

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NNA calls on Congress to allow deduction of payroll and other expenses from income

Jul 1, 2020

The PPP loans have sustained jobs at community newspapers in May and June, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin put a chill into the PPP environment earlier this year when he said businesses that took ...

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NNA Issue Brief ⁠— loan forgiveness-EZ form available

Jun 22, 2020

The Small Business Administration has released a simplified form for PPP loan forgiveness.  

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More Q and A on the Paycheck Protection Program

Jun 4, 2020

Updated 6/14/2020 ⁠— Congress allowed businesses that received loans to spend the Paycheck Protection Program loan funds up to Dec. 31, 2020, or for 24 weeks following receipt of the ...

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NNA Issue Brief⁠— spending rules for PPP loans changed by Congress

Jun 4, 2020

Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, HR 7010, a bill supported by the National Newspaper Association. 

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