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

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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Reminder: Statement of Ownership filing for October deadline

Sep 2, 2021

The publisher of each publication sent Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office.  This ...

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Advertising measurement rules from DMM and Customer Support Rulings compiled

Sep 1, 2021

Rules concerning ad measurement are shared below, with citations from the Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and Customer Support Rulings (CSRs). 

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For Max Heath, it was about getting the newspapers delivered on time

Sep 1, 2021

I am sure I sat in a hundred meetings with Max over the three decades of our work together. I cannot count the times Max attended a convention with his wife, Ruth Ann, who knew when someone made a beeline ...

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Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) payment for postage ends; Inactive permit holders must act by Sept 30

Aug 27, 2021

For Periodicals, permits for users still on CAPS were targeted to be marked inactive on August 15 if payment systems had not migrated. Newspapers with inactive permits have until September 30 to contact ...

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