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

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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NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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REGISTRATION OPEN: Cut the Address Change Cord

Oct 21, 2021

A presentation by USPS National Customer and Support Center in Memphis ⁠— Thursday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. MT/ 1 p.m. PT

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Prominent community newspaper publishers comment to House Subcommittee about impact on newspaper readers from failures in mail delivery

Oct 15, 2021

Chicago publisher Dorothy R. Leavell and central Illinois publisher John Galer advised the House Subcommittee on Government Operations today that delayed mail delivery is costing newspapers time, money ...

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Is the mail still the best distribution option for community newspapers?

Oct 1, 2021

The past 18 months have not been happy ones for the U.S. Postal Service and its customers. Delivery service, particularly for out-of-county newspapers, has been alternating between mediocre and outright ...

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USPS rewarded for poor service as rates rise, mail volumes fall and service declines

Oct 1, 2021

The Postal Service is being rewarded for poor service through the Postal Regulatory Commission’s new rate-setting authority, a coalition of mailer organizations led by the National Postal Policy ...

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No postage increase in January, but two are on deck each year beginning January 2023

Sep 15, 2021

The U.S. Postal Service today announced it will not implement a postage increase in January 2022. The next increase will be in July 2022. Then it will begin a new regime of twice-yearly increases, beginning ...

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