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

Understanding Periodicals mail vol 2

Jan 20, 2023

The Max Heath Postal Institute™ 2023 certificate program is designed to de-mystify Periodicals mail and will comprise several sessions. More here ... 

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NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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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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USPS announces 30 day grace period for eliminating sacks for Periodicals

Jan 7, 2023

NNA is pleased to announce that the USPS has agreed to an extension period for the elimination of sacks for Periodicals and Marketing Mail. The Postal Service announced late Jan. 6 that it concluded mailers ...

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USPS to eliminate most sacks for Periodicals as of Jan 22 ⁠— some still allowed

Jan 5, 2023

USPS continued its push to revise its mail processing procedures today with an announcement that sacks will no longer be accepted for Periodicals, Marketing Mail or other classes. But some exceptions will ...

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USPS sets deadline for changes to processing plant entry times — Jan 29

Jan 4, 2023

NNA Member Alert ⁠— Periodicals mailers entering their mail at USPS processing plants have until January 29 to reset their production schedules to meet the new USPS deadline for entering ...

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