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The National Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance American’s community newspapers. 

NNA needs the support of every community newspaper in order to work closely with policy officials to create a legal and regulatory environment conducive to the growth of community newspapers. 



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.


Public notice

Public notices in newspapers are part of the three-legged stool of government accountability. Public notices help to inform the public on activities by the government and other public entities. Public notices have been included in newspapers from the beginning of the Republic. Now they are also on many newspapers’ websites.

Join the Congressional Action Team

The Congressional Action Team (CAT) is NNA's grassroots team composed of newspaper publishers from across the country who volunteer to contact their Senators and Representatives when legislation affecting community newspapers is introduced or when legislative activity is necessary. CAT members are asked to simply call their members of Congress or write a letter to express their concerns on behalf of community newspapers. All newspaper publishers who are members of the National Newspaper Association may join. To join, email






Postal Regulatory Commission questions requiring newspapers to enter mail earlier

Dec 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association today hailed a critical decision by the Postal Regulatory Commission that questions the U.S. Postal Service’s proposed change in critical entry times for Periodicals ...

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Rural journalism is good journalism

Dec 1, 2022

We think it’s important to exalt examples of good work, and that’s why we present the Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism — and partner with ...

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NNA makes guest editorial available — Big Tech Uses Journalism; Big Tech Should Pay For It

Nov 16, 2022

As the final days of the 118th Congress come to an end, lawmakers have the opportunity to require large social media platforms to compensate publishers for the news they use to draw traffic to their sites. 

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NNA members invited to design logo for 2023 combined event, chance to win ticket

Nov 10, 2022

Your logo submission will enter you in a contest for a chance to win one full registration to the combined Congressional Action Team Summit/Legislative Day on the Hill and the Annual Convention & Trade ...

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Reimbursement for PACER users welcomed by NNA

Oct 12, 2022

The National Newspaper Association today applauded an announced settlement between public interest groups and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts that would reimburse users of the Public ...

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Newspapers Periodical postage rates to rise dramatically in 2023

Oct 7, 2022

Local newspaper publishers entering their subscribers’ newspapers at local post offices will see an average 7.6% increase in postage rates in January 2023. The increase was announced today by the ...

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Perspective: Let public opinion, not the Supreme Court, curb social media companies

Oct 6, 2022

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case challenging social media companies’ right to moderate content on their platforms. Freedom Forum senior fellow Gene Policinski explores the First Amendment ...

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USPS emphasizes role in delivering packages, pushes ahead with sorting center

Oct 1, 2022

Publishers will find their ability to drop mail at local post offices curtailed. Instead, they will be required to bring their mail to a new Sorting and Distribution Center in Athens, Georgia.

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JCPA clears key Senate committee

Sep 23, 2022

The legislation was approved this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now awaits floor action.

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