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

Media groups petitions high court in Congressional constitutional violation

Jun 1, 2022

A group of organizations representing mail users has argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that Congress has punted decisions it should have made to the Postal Regulatory Commission. In so doing, Congress has ...

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USPS attempts to push back entry time; delay can cause extra delivery day

Jun 1, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service wants to change the entry time for Periodicals at Processing and Distribution Centers from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m., but it ran into a snag at the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Within County newspaper mail to nonsubscribers now allowable up to 50% of Within County circulation

May 27, 2022

Newspapers that previously were limited to sending up to 10% of their Within County circulation to non-subscribers without commingling are now officially allowed up to 50% non-subscriber copies. The USPS ...

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NNA proposes new Outside County subclass to USPS

May 1, 2022

PENSACOLA, Florida — The National Newspaper Association has requested a major change in the way newspapers are handled by the U.S. Postal Service. It is seeking a new category for Outside County ...

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USPS announces new postage rates for July

May 1, 2022

Going forward, the USPS plans to increase rates twice a year, ending what Postmaster General Louis DeJoy called "14 years of an ineffective pricing schedule" in a recent meeting with industry executives.

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When you’re expecting Easter eggs and the bunny delivers rocks ...

May 1, 2022

The timing of the rate increase as it coincided with legislation designed to provide the U.S. Postal Service with financial relief was coincidental, driven by unexpected scheduling of the bill signing ...

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to speak virtually at NNAF convention

Apr 28, 2022

On Friday, April 22, USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy joined the agenda of the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s upcoming Annual Convention & Trade Show — to be held Oct. 6-8, ...

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MHPI Understanding Periodicals session II: Managing a Permit and How DO you find the answers you need?

Apr 21, 2022

Registration is open for the second session in the Max Heath Postal Institute series, Understanding Periodicals. 

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Newspaper mailers not saved from dramatic postage increases by postal reform

Apr 6, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service today announced it would hike Periodicals postage rates an average of 8.5% for Periodicals on July 10, 2022, disappointing publishers who expected passage of the Postal Service ...

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