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Public Policy


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.






ISSUE BRIEF: help for community newspapers

Apr 13, 2020

Newspapers are considered essential businesses in statewide shut-down orders. Community newspapers serving small towns, rural areas and neighborhoods continue to attempt to publish in most cases even though ...

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Further explanation of the Payroll Protection Program

The Small Business Administration and the Treasury Departments have updated their FAQs about the Payroll Protection Program.  

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Media groups call on Congress to support local news, local media amid coronavirus crisis

Apr 9, 2020

Asks include funding of federal advertising spending on local media, direct funding for government agencies for local media advertising.

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US Chamber creates coronavirus loan guide to help small businesses

Mar 30, 2020

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help small businesses, independent contractors, and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the  Coronavirus Aid, ...

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NNA applauds passage of small business relief legislation

Mar 27, 2020

National Newspaper Association today expressed its appreciation to members of Congress for moving quickly to adopt the $2 trillion Coronavirus Act, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that contains ...

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Issue Alert — Senate COVID 19 tax relief bill

Mar 20, 2020

Leading Republican Senators have released their proposal for relieving taxes on small businesses and providing cash payments to individuals.  The Democrats will have a separate package with more emphasis ...

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Now is the time. Congress members working from their district offices next week and possibly longer while Washington copes with the virus

Mar 12, 2020

Our most valuable asset is you. When it comes to shaping policy in Washington, it is your voice that empowers NNA to act on your behalf.  This year, your leadership is working from outside D.C. ...

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Numbers matter!

Mar 1, 2020

PENSACOLA, Florida — National Newspaper Association President Matthew Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, is pleased to announce that all Wyoming Press Association member newspapers ...

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National Newspaper Association celebrates passage of USPS Fairness Act

Feb 5, 2020

National Newspaper Association today applauded passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the USPS Fairness Act, HR 2382. The bill would reverse a Congressional act of 2006 that imposed a heavy financial ...

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