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The mission of the National Newspaper Association is to protect, promote and enhance America's community newspapers.

  • NNA protects community newspapers through active and effective government relation programs that addresses the issues affecting community newspapers.
  • NNA promotes community newspapers by educating readers, advertisers and policy officials on the benefits and value of community newspapers. 
  • NNA enhances community newspapers by providing information, solutions and strategies on current and emerging issues affecting the business interest of community newspapers.

ISSUE BRIEF: Loan forgiveness for sole proprietors under PPP & what to do about the payroll tax suspension

Aug 12, 2020

The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury continue to refine guidance in the use of PPP loan money. Also, the White House has issued an Executive Order governing payroll tax withholding.

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Grow Your Newsroom Staff with Report for America ⁠— Q&A webinar

Aug 6, 2020

Report for America recently announced that applications are open for news organizations interested in hosting more than 300 emerging journalists in their newsrooms for up to three years, beginning next ...

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School opening and closing are good times to sell some plus revenue

Aug 3, 2020

Kim Ware, publisher of The Azle (Texas) News, was one of the first to respond to Williams' call, and she shared several ideas.

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Reporters face First Amendment freedom hurdles in 2020

Jul 31, 2020

Reporters should use our Police, Protesters and the Press guide, which also contains a tip sheet of important things to note when covering a demonstration.

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Fight fear and negativity with positive points — and, oh yes, facts

Jul 29, 2020

When it comes to local news and advertising, we're the best, most trusted medium. And we've proven our worth for many, many years. 

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The cost to all citizens in a community when a newspaper closes

Jul 29, 2020

According to the study, “our main finding is that newspaper closures have a significantly adverse impact on municipal borrowing costs in the long run.”

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NNA to offer new member benefit focused on shared revenue ideas

Jul 28, 2020

The collective wisdom and experience of NNA members across the country, sharing their best revenue-generating (or cost-saving) ideas in a group setting has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...

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Google News Initiative looking to fund  underrepresented audiences ⁠— application deadline extended to Aug. 12

Jul 20, 2020

LaToya Drake, Google head of media representation, said the theme of this effort is closing equity gaps.

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Through the viewfinder — third quarter 2020

Jul 1, 2020

NNA members have been busy about their towns capturing people as they adapt to life in the pandemic.

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