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

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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The end is near ... Are you ready to file postage statements digitally?

Dec 1, 2023

Emailing hard-copy statements, scans or PDFs of statements will not be acceptable. The new process will require publishers to enter data directly into USPS’ PostalOne system.

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Understanding Periodicals Vol 2 Lesson 7: Who is Minding the Store

Nov 9, 2023

Sometimes USPS likes to see itself as a corporation and sometimes as a government agency. How do its operating rules function and who oversees them? What can you expect if you write to a member of Congress ...

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Do it now!

Nov 1, 2023

We’ve been submitting our mailing statements electronically for several years now, but if our newspaper was still using hard copy forms, here’s how I would make the change.

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Understanding Periodicals Vol 2 Lesson 6: Mail Preparation & Addressing

Oct 26, 2023

In Understanding Periodicals Lesson VI: Mail Preparation & Addressing, we will cover address components, placement, etc.

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USPS News: Hard copy postage statements coming to an end and when mail will be delivered over Veterans Day weekend

Oct 17, 2023

USPS also confirms that mail WILL be delivered Friday, November 10, 2023, prior to Veterans Day. Mail WILL NOT be delivered on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

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Oct 12, 2023

The proposed Jan. 21, 2024, postage increase for community newspapers is nearly four times the rate increase proposed for other users of the mail. In an announcement last Friday, the United States Postal ...

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Looking back at events that have caused continuing postal increases for mailers

Oct 1, 2023

What does NNA expect to see from USPS in the next 12 months?

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Resources for completing your Statement of Ownership (SOO); USPS webinar on 9/12

Sep 11, 2023

Need some guidance on the upcoming USPS statement of ownership filing?

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