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

More sorting and delivery centers to shift local carriers from post offices to central sorting facility

Mar 10, 2023

NNA member alert ⁠— The U.S. Postal Service has notified its workforce of plans to continue consolidating the carrier workforce ... 

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USPS announces final end date for hard-copy address notices

Mar 2, 2023

USPS had earlier indicated it would end the printed notices for all mailers, but in its final rule ... 

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Better and more visible data on service failures to come

Mar 1, 2023

The U.S. Postal Service will soon be required to provide an online reporting system that will detail service standard achievements and failures for Periodicals and other mail classes. 

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Converting from Sacks to Tubs

Mar 1, 2023

By this publication, if you’ve been mailing your non-DDU or Exceptional Dispatch newspapers in sacks, you’ve had to convert to using flats tubs for that mail.

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SACKS: February 21 END DATE

Feb 16, 2023

The USPS Postal Service will enforce a February 21 date for ending acceptance of mailing sacks for newspaper Periodicals.

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Electronic Address Change updates requirement: new implementation date July 9, 2023

Feb 7, 2023

MEMBER ALERT ⁠— The U.S. Postal Service is delaying a requirement for publishers to receive address change information digitally until this summer, according to a USPS announcement today.

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NNA & NNAF Annual Report 2022

Feb 1, 2023

The National Newspaper Association and NNA Foundation report on 2022 programs. 

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Publishers must navigate the next steps toward mailing in a digital world

Feb 1, 2023

The old ways of dealing with USPS are coming to an end

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USPS extends sack killing deadline ⁠— requires weekly needs report

Jan 31, 2023

Meanwhile, mailers still using sacks are required ... 

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