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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






Electronic Address Change updates requirement: new implementation date July 9, 2023

Feb 7, 2023

MEMBER ALERT ⁠— The U.S. Postal Service is delaying a requirement for publishers to receive address change information digitally until this summer, according to a USPS announcement today.

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NNA & NNAF Annual Report 2022

Feb 1, 2023

The National Newspaper Association and NNA Foundation report on 2022 programs. 

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USPS extends sack killing deadline ⁠— requires weekly needs report

Jan 31, 2023

Meanwhile, mailers still using sacks are required ... 

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USPS announces 30 day grace period for eliminating sacks for Periodicals

Jan 7, 2023

NNA is pleased to announce that the USPS has agreed to an extension period for the elimination of sacks for Periodicals and Marketing Mail. The Postal Service announced late Jan. 6 that it concluded mailers ...

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USPS to eliminate most sacks for Periodicals as of Jan 22 ⁠— some still allowed

Jan 5, 2023

USPS continued its push to revise its mail processing procedures today with an announcement that sacks will no longer be accepted for Periodicals, Marketing Mail or other classes. But some exceptions will ...

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USPS sets deadline for changes to processing plant entry times — Jan 29

Jan 4, 2023

NNA Member Alert ⁠— Periodicals mailers entering their mail at USPS processing plants have until January 29 to reset their production schedules to meet the new USPS deadline for entering ...

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A new mission: answering how rural communities sustain journalism that serves local democracy

Jan 1, 2023

This column, which we started almost 12 years ago as a guide to covering rural issues, using examples from The Rural Blog, has a new name: Sustaining Rural Journalism.

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Actual malice standard at risk in Second Circuit

Jan 1, 2023

The court is reviewing an assertion by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin that the actual malice test is no longer good law.

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Periodical mailers, get ready for USPS digital compliance

Jan 1, 2023

The U.S. Postal Service’s continuous movement toward digital compliance for Periodicals mailers pushed on in December as one official announcement and one unofficial advisory reached National Newspaper ...

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