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

New sampling rules in effect May 27

Jun 1, 2022

New sampling rules for Within County newspapers became effective May 27. Congress passed a change in the allowance for nonsubscribers to receive newspapers with the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. President ...

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NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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Understanding Periodicals Session IV - save the date

Jul 21, 2022

Save the date: Thursday, July 21, at 4 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. CT ... 

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Jun 28, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service now has the power to increase postage rates twice a year. This new power adds to the price cap that NNA supported from 2006 to 2017. With rising inflation and other adjustments, ...

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Postage rates change July 10

Jun 24, 2022

Postage rates will rise again on July 10. Periodicals published the week of July 11 will see rates rise between 7 and 10 percent, depending upon destinations, mail preparation and rate categories.

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Understanding Periodicals Session III: Things You Forgot — Or Maybe Never Knew — About Periodicals

Jun 23, 2022

This session will cover some fundamentals that are baked into most newspapers’ Periodical usage. But why are they there and how do we use them?

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Here's the lowdown on USPS’ other permit — Marketing Mail

Jun 1, 2022

Those of you publishing shoppers or TMC papers in addition to your regular newspapers are probably quite familiar with the ins and outs of Marketing Mail, which used to be called Standard Class or bulk ...

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Media groups petitions high court in Congressional constitutional violation

Jun 1, 2022

A group of organizations representing mail users has argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that Congress has punted decisions it should have made to the Postal Regulatory Commission. In so doing, Congress has ...

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USPS attempts to push back entry time; delay can cause extra delivery day

Jun 1, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service wants to change the entry time for Periodicals at Processing and Distribution Centers from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m., but it ran into a snag at the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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