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Tonda Rush

Tonda Rush is the director of public policy and serves as general counsel to the National Newspaper Association. Email her at tonda@nna.org

NNA MEMBER ALERT: Community newspaper journalists may qualify as exempt professionals

The ruling, which applies strictly only to the publisher for which it was crafted, nevertheless takes a new look at the changed responsibilities of small-town journalists. Earlier court cases ruled ...

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NNA MEMBER ALERT: Caution during Inauguration Week

Law enforcement and intelligence authorities are issuing cautions for public safety during the week ahead as the nation may experience civil unrest, noting that journalists should take extra care.  Among ...

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US Department of Labor clarifies independent contractor rules

The Trump Administration Labor Department in its final days has issued new regulations for determining when individuals are considered independent contractors rather than employees.

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NNA MEMBER ALERT: SBA releases application for second PPP loans

The Small Business Administration has released the short form application for second-draw Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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MEMBER ALERT: Second draw PPP loans open

The Small Business Administration has completed the rules for the second round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans.

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NNA MEMBER ALERT: IRS issues new rule allowing deductible expenses under PPP

The IRS’ new guidance repealed its interpretation from May 2020 that disallowed the deductions. Its new rule was forced by an act of Congress in the December stimulus bill, where Congress reiterated ...

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Cloud servers subject to federal agent probing without notice

Journalists need confidentiality for news sources and materials when their documents are stored on the cloud, NNA and other media groups told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in December.

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In 2021, USPS has authority to increase rates to cover expenses

The possibility of 7-9% annual postage increases under a new Postal Regulatory Commission order threatens mailed newspapers in 2021. 

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First Amendment win in Massachusetts — US Court of Appeals ruled press not subject to anti-recording laws

The National Newspaper Association and a broad alliance of media organizations won one for the First Amendment in Massachusetts in December as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled ... 

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Journalists should be counted as ‘essential’ as COVID-19 vaccine begins distribution

The National Newspaper Association has asked the Centers for Disease Control to make sure journalists are considered a priority group in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines. 

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US OCC requiring banking institutions to place public notices in a newspaper of general circulation

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has reaffirmed the importance of newspaper public notice by boards of directors of federal mutual savings associations. 

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NNA welcomes light shined on newspaper delivery woes

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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Not too early to get in line for PPP 2.0 loans, NNA says

The COVID-19 stimulus bill considered in the late days of the 116th Congress is now a law.  Before community newspapers can fully avail themselves of the stimulus provisions in the new law, more forms ...

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NNA celebrates big wins: more PPP loans, allowable expenses and recognized deductions for PPP borrowers

National Newspaper Association today celebrated the outcome of extended negotiations by Congress this month that wrapped many of NNA’s requests into the next stimulus bill of more than $900 billion. ...

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NNA monitors worst systemwide mail delays, disruptions in decades; advises USPS of problems

National Newspaper Association members are reporting systemwide problems in getting newspapers delivered by mail this season. NNA has alerted the Postal Service to the issues and is working with USPS service ...

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MEMBER ALERT: Higher postage rates may appear in 2021 — NNA board examining impact, options

The PRC completed a three-year-long examination of a 2006 inflation-based price cap on postage increases.  The National Newspaper Association has spoken the PRC on numerous occasions about the need ...

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Group calls for increased military ad spending in local newspapers

Out of the roughly $1 billion that is spent by the federal government on advertising and other marketing, the DOD is responsible for nearly two-thirds of these expenditures, they said. It urged the Pentagon ...

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Media groups to Court of Appeals: ‘Journalists should be able to document tumultuous, unpredictable events without anxiety’

The controversy stems from coverage of civic unrest in Portland, Oregon, when the federal Marshals Service claimed the right to apply the same sanctions to journalists that it used against rioters and ...

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PRC approves postage incentive for Seamless Acceptance of Periodicals and Marketing mail

The Postal Regulatory Commission this week approved the Postal Service’s proposed 2021 postage rates, including a new incentive of $.001 per piece for mail introduced through a new Seamless Acceptance ...

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NNA LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: Make PPP expenses deductible

More than 80 members of Congress have sponsored a bill to fix this problem. We need urgent action to make sure this bill gets wrapped into the stimulus package being negotiated between the White House ...

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