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The National Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance American’s community newspapers. 

NNA needs the support of every community newspaper in order to work closely with policy officials to create a legal and regulatory environment conducive to the growth of community newspapers. 

 

Postal

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.

 

Public notice

Public notices in newspapers are part of the three-legged stool of government accountability. Public notices help to inform the public on activities by the government and other public entities. Public notices have been included in newspapers from the beginning of the Republic. Now they are also on many newspapers’ websites.


Join the Congressional Action Team

The Congressional Action Team (CAT) is NNA's grassroots team composed of newspaper publishers from across the country who volunteer to contact their Senators and Representatives when legislation affecting community newspapers is introduced or when legislative activity is necessary. CAT members are asked to simply call their members of Congress or write a letter to express their concerns on behalf of community newspapers. All newspaper publishers who are members of the National Newspaper Association may join.

 
 
 

 

 

 

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NNA welcomes light shined on newspaper delivery woes

Jan 4, 2021

NNA Chair Brett Wesner, president of Wesner Publications in Cordell, Oklahoma, today expressed his thanks to the Washington Post and its postal beat expert Jacob Bogage for a revealing look at the problems ...

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There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter

Apr 14, 2020

Hold Congress accountable, newspaper people! There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter.

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REGISTRATION OPEN: Join us for the Congressional Action Team Summit in D.C., March 17, 2022

Mar 17, 2022

The CAT Summit is NNA’s premier public policy event of the year. Come to Washington to share your views and newspaper industry positions with Capitol Hill and key policymakers. Wrap up an intense ...

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Leaders predict further action in January on a slimmed–down bill

Jan 1, 2022

Congress moved into late December without final action on a section of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act that would provide tax credits to support newsroom payrolls.

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PRC Chairman Michael M. Kubayanda confirmed to a second term

Jan 1, 2022

The House Ways and Means Committee, which had held up action on PSRA for more than a year to review the impact of additional costs for the Medicare trust fund, released its hold in December to help leadership ...

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With NMA partnership, we expect that our combined voice on Capitol Hill will be greater

Jan 1, 2022

This move recognizes that all three organizations have areas of strength but that resources are tight in our industry. By working together on public policy and in sharing training resources and technical ...

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NNA MEMBER REMINDER: Deadline extended for repayment of deferred payroll taxes

Dec 17, 2021

If you deferred social security payments during 2020, 50% of those deferments must be paid by Jan 3, 2022. The original deadline was December 31, 2021, a holiday.

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Our job now is to make newspaper mail more visible and efficient

Dec 1, 2021

We are working on a series of case studies using specific newspapers, subscriber lists and mail prep reports as our homework. The goal is to improve their specific service, but more importantly to diagnose ...

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