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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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Postal Service Reform Act of 2021 promotes sustainable Universal Service

May 12, 2021

“This bill does not give us everything we want, nor one thing we really need, which is some assurance of postage rate stability,” Wesner said. “But it does open the door for much-needed ...

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SAVE THE DATE: Country Editors Forum with Rep. Brenda Lawrence

May 11, 2021

Join the NNA Foundation's country editors on Thursday, June 17 at 4 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. MT/ 1 p.m. PT as they discuss the largest-ever female class in Congress and priorities for 2021.  Guest: ...

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Must-do list for printing/mailing plants

May 1, 2021

Newspapers, share this with your printer/mailer

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Pandemic payoffs: sample copies and public notices

May 1, 2021

The main issue facing the country and most of our communities is what it has been for more than a year: the coronavirus. We are in what is almost certainly the last chapter, immunization — but this ...

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NNA Member Alert: More USPS mail processing plants set for closures, changes

Apr 30, 2021

Newspaper mailers should be aware that USPS is proceeding with shutdowns and repositioning of mail processing in 18 sorting facilities, targeted for this action by the Delivering for America plan announced ...

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NNA adds voice to the call for Congressional action on USPS

Apr 1, 2021

Major changes are ahead for the U.S. Postal Service and newspaper mailers, with or without Congressional action on a postal reform plan, but legislative assistance could soften the blows to newspaper mailers. That ...

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Ready or not, Seamless Acceptance for Full Service Mailers is coming

Apr 1, 2021

Now, it appears that all Full Service mailers entering currently through their local BMEU, likely their local post office, will be verified using only automated sampling and verification processes beginning ...

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