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

NNA asks Postal Regulatory Commission to stop hammering newspapers with rate surcharges

May 10, 2023

National Newspaper Association Chair John M. Galer today asked the Postal Regulatory Commission to stop adding a 2% surcharge onto postage rate increases as part of its efforts to bring Periodicals mail ...

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It is clear that USPS will be altered forever by 2023-24

May 1, 2023

It is hard to predict right now what further hurdles the Postal Service might throw at newspaper mailers. But it is possible to toss out some good guesses.

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Hard Copy Postage Statements will be gone after Jan 28, 2024

Apr 25, 2023

NNA Member Alert: The U.S. Postal Service has reaffirmed that it will require electronic entry of postage statements next year.

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Max Heath Postal Institute ™ Understanding Periodicals mail Vol. 2 Session 2

Apr 19, 2023

This session will cover the basics of maintaining a Periodicals permit, finding answers to questions and changes to the operations network coming in 2023.

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Newspaper mail hit hard again by US Postal Service

Apr 10, 2023

The U.S. Postal Service has announced another postage increase for July 9 that again sends Periodicals postage into the double-digit zone for annual increases.

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Changes are happening; be ready

Apr 1, 2023

The eDoc submission process includes confirmation that Move Update standards for address correction have been met and that the carrier route accuracy standard has been met for each address in the mailing.

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USPS carried 5.2% less mail than in 2022

Apr 1, 2023

That was nearly $.6 billion over the money-losing performance of 2022 and $1.2 billion more than it had planned.

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NNA member alert: USPS again clarifies no-sack policy

Mar 24, 2023

Now, USPS has another clarification.

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National Newspaper Association pushes back on ending hard-copy postage statements

Mar 15, 2023

NNA Industry AlertContact: tonda@nna.org The National Newspaper Association today requested changes in the Postal Service’s plan to eliminate hard-copy Periodicals mailing statements (Form 3541) ...

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