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 welcomes light shined on newspaper delivery woes

Jan 4, 2021

NNA Chair Brett Wesner, president of Wesner Publications in Cordell, Oklahoma, today expressed his thanks to the Washington Post and its postal beat expert Jacob Bogage for a revealing look at the problems ...

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There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter

Apr 14, 2020

Hold Congress accountable, newspaper people! There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter.

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NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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Max Heath Postal Institute™: Understanding Periodicals

Feb 9, 2022

Max Heath Postal Institute™ presents Understanding Periodicals, an overview of the key rules and regs for newspapers.  Presented by the MHPI faculty on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. ET/ 3 ...

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PRC Chairman Michael M. Kubayanda confirmed to a second term

Jan 1, 2022

The House Ways and Means Committee, which had held up action on PSRA for more than a year to review the impact of additional costs for the Medicare trust fund, released its hold in December to help leadership ...

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Our job now is to make newspaper mail more visible and efficient

Dec 1, 2021

We are working on a series of case studies using specific newspapers, subscriber lists and mail prep reports as our homework. The goal is to improve their specific service, but more importantly to diagnose ...

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The NMA and NNA agree to combine forces on postal, public policy

Dec 1, 2021

The News Media Alliance and National Newspaper Association, both long-standing newspaper advocacy organizations with Washington, D.C., area offices, have created a joint policy group to assist their members ...

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US Court of Appeals rules in favor of PRC

Dec 1, 2021

Users of the mail could face substantial postage increases in 2022 and 2023 after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit turned down an appeal by the National Newspaper Association, ...

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NNA Members: Budget in 2022 for July/August postage increase; in 2023, two increases

Nov 4, 2021

Following a week of meetings and consultations with USPS pricing officials, NNA believes the Postal Service intends to continue its pattern of using the “rate authority” provided by the Postal ...

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