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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. To join, email






Social media giants face privacy challenges and rise of decentralized apps, says GlobalData

Dec 18, 2023

The landscape of social media is undergoing a transformation as Big Tech faces challenges from privacy regulations and heightened user concerns. 

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A new member is joining our NNA family, Lisa McGraw

Dec 6, 2023

Lisa McGraw, Michigan Press Association's longtime Public Affairs Manager and NNA Congressional Action Team member, will be taking over the NNA's lobbying efforts on January 1, 2024.

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HHS directed to look at local media for advertising buys

Dec 1, 2023

The House Appropriations Committee is poised to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to direct more of the agency’s advertising dollar toward local media, including nondaily newspapers, ...

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Industry groups create scholarship honoring Tonda Rush

Dec 1, 2023

Rush became NNA’s Chief Executive Officer in 1992 when NNA had a staff of 20 in Washington, D.C. 

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Move to government websites picks up steam in Ohio

Dec 1, 2023

Townships in Ohio are seeking the same power already granted to municipalities in the state: the power to publish notice via the internet instead of a local newspaper.

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Postal losses continue despite sharp postage increases

Dec 1, 2023

The U.S. Postal Service posted a $6.5 billion loss in fiscal year 2023. 

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Proposed increases are a barrier to the sustainability of local news organizations

Dec 1, 2023

In November, the National Newspaper Association joined 244 other small business organizations urging the Biden administration to rethink its proposed 69% increase in the salary levels necessary for a manager ...

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Some words from NNA's Tonda Rush

Nov 29, 2023

It was with a mix of excitement and sorrow that I informed NNA’s Board of Directors this fall that the time for the next step in my retirement has come. 

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Despite other incursions this year, Nevada court upholds shield law

Nov 1, 2023

Police said that German’s death extinguished any legal rights to journalists’ confidentiality. The police were wrong, the high court ruled.

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