National Newspaper Association

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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

NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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Everything Mail Entry — Understanding Periodicals Vol 3 Lesson 2

Jun 13, 2024

Everything Mail Entry — Understanding Periodicals Vol 3 Lesson 2 — focuses on the ever-changing: where to enter mail and why it matters, mail entry methods, and proper preparation ...

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Congratulations to the winner of a condo-stay on Pensacola Beach

Jun 4, 2024

The NNA Foundation awarded a participant chosen at random to stay in a condo on Pensacola Beach, Florida. 

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Postal rates are going up in July

Jun 1, 2024

Let’s look at the increases by class of mail, as many newspapers use all three Market Dominant classes — First Class, Periodicals and Marketing Mail.First Class letter mail stamps go from $.68 ...

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PRC determines it is powerless to stop price increases it believes to be 'not prudent'

May 31, 2024

“If the PRC has no legal basis to block an increase that it determines is ‘not in the interest of stakeholders,’ the viability of the entire system of checks and balances must be questioned,” NNA ...

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NNA applauds Democratic House Oversight leaders all for PRC to halt July rate increase

May 24, 2024

NNA Chair John Galer, publisher of The Journal-News in Hillsboro, Illinois, who led the fly-in contingent said “NNA applauds this action by Ranking Member Raskin and the colleagues who have joined ...

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Welch, Rounds lead bipartisan Deliver for Democracy Act to help local news overcome persistent postal delays, surging rate increases

May 22, 2024

The NNA worked extensively with Senator Welch’s staff in developing this bill and numerous improvements we proposed were incorporated into it before it was introduced. The fact that newspaper service ...

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NNA needs your help — letter regarding postage

May 14, 2024

This summer, the Postal Regulatory Commission will review the regulations that permit USPS to require postage increases twice a year.  NNA needs your help.

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Senator Peters secures pause on changes to Iron Mountain Processing and Distribution Center

May 13, 2024

In letter to Peters, Postmaster General DeJoy commits to pausing some USPS facility changes until 2025

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