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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






Permit revocation notices are coming early from USPS ⁠— don’t panic

Sep 12, 2022

NNA members have reported receiving notices by email today and over the weekend about late filings of their Statements of Ownership. 

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Major changes ahead in the US Postal Service

Sep 2, 2022

You may be seeing news about major changes in the U.S. Postal Service that have raised anxiety in our business. We are writing to share our view so far of how community newspapers will be affected, with ...

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Hillsboro (Illinois) Journal-News Publisher John Galer joins MTAC

Sep 1, 2022

MTAC meets quarterly with senior USPS officials to provide guidance on behalf of mailers when USPS plans major changes. Galer is expected to become chair of NNA during its annual meeting in October.

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PRC filing attempts to make entry time change earlier without review

Sep 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association has entered a case before the Postal Regulatory Commission reviewing the Postal Service’s desire to change the critical entry time for newspapers at mail processing ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee to determine if Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, S 673, will head to the Senate

Sep 1, 2022

An updated version would add clarity to how newspapers would form a negotiating group to present Google, Facebook and any other qualifying social media platform with a demand for payment for use of news ...

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USPS to rollout out new sorting and delivery centers across nation

Sep 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association this fall is monitoring the rollout by the Postal Service of new Sorting and Delivery Centers, dubbed Super Centers, in some news reports. 

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NNA and Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center assisting NNA members with ISSN

Aug 31, 2022

There is a possibility that the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) now being considered before Congress may define eligible newspaper participants as those with an ISSN number.

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USPS to require more frequent CASS updates for mailing lists

Aug 17, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service announced a change in address management requirements affecting newspapers that do not regularly use CASS-certified software to update their Periodicals and Marketing Mail addresses. ...

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Citizens key to saving community newspapers

Aug 1, 2022

We’ve lost 60% of America’s journalists, those who keep an eye on government and tell the stories of our communities. More than 70 million Americans live in communities without a newspaper ...

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