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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






NNA and Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center assisting NNA members with ISSN

Aug 31, 2022

There is a possibility that the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) now being considered before Congress may define eligible newspaper participants as those with an ISSN number.

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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: 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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NNA New York newspapers, we need your help contacting your governor regarding LJSA

Mar 13, 2023

Steve Waldman, Chair, Rebuild Local News Coalition, has asked that we spread the good work of Diane Kennedy, president, NYNPA (along with the News Guild and others ) and ask for help from our New York ...

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More sorting and delivery centers to shift local carriers from post offices to central sorting facility

Mar 10, 2023

NNA member alert ⁠— The U.S. Postal Service has notified its workforce of plans to continue consolidating the carrier workforce ... 

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USPS announces final end date for hard-copy address notices

Mar 2, 2023

USPS had earlier indicated it would end the printed notices for all mailers, but in its final rule ... 

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Better and more visible data on service failures to come

Mar 1, 2023

The U.S. Postal Service will soon be required to provide an online reporting system that will detail service standard achievements and failures for Periodicals and other mail classes. 

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March 2023 Letter to the Editor

Mar 1, 2023

As you may know, the National Newspaper Association Institute recently joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Courthouse News Service v. Smith. 

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NNA opposes FTC rule to ban non-compete agreements

Mar 1, 2023

Early this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated a rulemaking to ban the use of non-compete agreements. This began what is expected to be a flood of regulatory actions that pose challenges ...

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