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

US Senators submit letter to the USPS requesting cease to any further changes under the Delivering for America plan

May 9, 2024

On May 8, 2024, U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Michigan), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) ...

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Postal Tips: You don’t have to send marked copies every mailing — here’s how

May 1, 2024

Here’s a brief review of what the Postal Service considers advertising

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Statement of John Galer, chair of the NNA and publisher of The Journal-News, Hillsboro, Illinois

Apr 16, 2024

on behalf of NNA for the Oversight of the USPS Hearing Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

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National Newspaper Association expresses concern over new postal rates slated for July 2024

Apr 11, 2024

The rate increase means newspapers are paying about 50% more for postage than three years ago. 

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Requester Periodical permit could be a valuable tool for building, retaining circulation

Apr 1, 2024

The benefit to the publisher, especially if starting up a new publication, is that circulation can be built quicker than if the publisher has to get paid subscriptions.

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Maintaining and Using a Permit Overview — Understanding Periodicals Mail Vol 3 Session 1

Mar 28, 2024

Hard Copy Postage statements (3541) went away last year. This program will go over how to submit a digital statement, as well as how to define a Periodical, basic requirements, and hot topics ...

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Community Newspaper Postal Survey 2024

Mar 1, 2024

Help the NNAF gather data on the USPS handling of newspapers for a chance to win a free condo stay on Pensacola Beach. 

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DeJoy honors Rush at her last Mailers Technical Advisory Committee in Washington, DC

Feb 1, 2024

USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy honors Tonda Rush, NNA legal counsel, at her last Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Eric Meyer of the Marion County Record to speak at NNAF Annual Convention

Feb 1, 2024

Save the date for the 138th Annual Convention & Trade Show: September 26-28, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska

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