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

FIRST-PERSON: Postal rate hikes out of control

Feb 1, 2024

This is the fourth increase in 18 months — the most frequent mailing rate–hike schedule in the Postal Service’s 248-year history. 

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Increase circulation and save postage

Feb 1, 2024

If you’re looking to increase your subscription rates, you might be inclined to leave your out-of-county rates alone, or increase modestly. 

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The Last Word: Postal Delivery Issues

Feb 1, 2024

For three straight weeks, our local papers weren't delivered anywhere close to on time from the United States Postal Service Toledo Distribution Center, and we didn't know why. We didn't know what suddenly ...

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USPS Industry Alert: Postal Service Allows a Grace Period for Implementation of the USPS Electronic Postage Statement Requirement for BMEU Domestic Mailings

Jan 23, 2024

To provide mailers additional time to comply with the discontinuance of hardcopy postage statements policy change, there will be a limited-time grace period.

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Are you ready to file postage statements digitally?

Jan 4, 2024

The U.S. Postal Service is reminding commercial mailers that the end of near for hard-copy postage statements. 

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As 2023 drew to a close ...

Jan 1, 2024

Waiting for invoice payments to show up in your mailbox … and waiting … and waiting? There might be a reason for that, and it isn’t because your customers are suddenly slow–payers.

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Industry groups create scholarship honoring Tonda Rush

Dec 1, 2023

Rush became NNA’s Chief Executive Officer in 1992 when NNA had a staff of 20 in Washington, D.C. 

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Max Heath Postal Institute™ awards newspaper professionals with Periodicals certification

Dec 1, 2023

Newspaper professionals attended hours of Periodicals training with the NNA Postal Team and hosts, tested their knowledge and earned Max Heath Postal Institute™ gold and platinum certifications. 

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New Illinois law mandates marketers disclosure affiliations

Dec 1, 2023

It requires, among other things, anyone sending a letter or postcard asking a consumer to contact the sender “by mail, telephone, email, website or other prescribed means” and offering products ...

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