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

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National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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SAVE DATE: Understanding Periodicals VII

Nov 3, 2022

Save the date for the next session in the training series, Understanding Periodicals, available via Zoom and recording to NNA and N/MA members: Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ...

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Congratulations to graduating classes of the Max Heath Postal Institute™

Oct 1, 2022

Congratulations to the fall graduating classes of the Max Heath Postal Institute™.  Newspaper professionals listed below completed training courses and certification testing. 

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Marketing mail accounts for 57% of US household mail, US Postal Service study says

Oct 1, 2022

Households in the U.S received 104.2 billion pieces of mail last year, but sent out only 7.1 billion pieces, according to the recently released Household Mail Study by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Protect your mailing permit

Oct 1, 2022

The postal team at NNA recently got a question from a member asking what specific postal regulatory violations would trigger the revocation of a Periodicals permit. We thought other members might benefit ...

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USPS emphasizes role in delivering packages, pushes ahead with sorting center

Oct 1, 2022

Publishers will find their ability to drop mail at local post offices curtailed. Instead, they will be required to bring their mail to a new Sorting and Distribution Center in Athens, Georgia.

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FAQs RE: ISSN project with NNA and Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center

Sep 19, 2022

We have been getting a lot of questions regarding the National Newspaper Association's project with the Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center to ensure all newspapers are defined as eligible newspaper participants ...

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed for virtual appearance at upcoming NNAF convention

Sep 15, 2022

The staff of USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has confirmed his upcoming virtual appearance at the National Newspaper Association Foundation's upcoming Annual Convention & Trade Show. 

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Speak, assemble, petition – and register to vote

Sep 15, 2022

Voting and being able to register to vote seem obvious extensions of First Amendment rights. What good are the rights to freely think, speak, write, gather, and seek change in our government if we are ...

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