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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.






New USPS leadership leaves universal service and postal prices in uncertainty

Jun 1, 2020

On June 15, Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman with extensive experience in logistics as head of the New Breed Corporation, will become the 75th Postmaster General, succeeding three PMGs who came ...

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Protect local news

Jun 1, 2020

The coalition sent a letters in April and May to the Senate and the House of Representatives urging Congress to consider several possibilities to protect local news.

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House considering improved paycheck loan rules

May 28, 2020

Newspaper executives supporting this bill should contact their HOUSE members immediately.

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NNA applauds House passage of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020; urges Senate action

May 28, 2020

NNA urged the Senate to quickly move the bill to President Trump’s desk.

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NNA welcomes 33 new members this year

May 28, 2020

Today, NNA’s 1,800+ member newspapers make it the largest national newspaper association. NNA has welcomed 33 members since the start of 2020.  

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PPP loan guidance slow to come

May 28, 2020

Until late April, it was unclear what would happen if the staffing complement could not be restored within the covered period. One publisher described administering the program as “trying to land ...

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House leaders introduce appropriation to help US Postal Service 

May 27, 2020

Reps Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee; and Gerald Connolly, D-Virginia, chair of the Government Operations Subcommittee, said they believed the coronavirus ...

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Legislative Alert⁠ — help newspapers to use Paycheck Protection Program Loans more efficiently

May 21, 2020

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next week on a change in the PPP loans that would provide the flexibility to allow publishers to stretch out the use of funds for a longer period and to ...

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Issue brief ⁠— partnerships in Paycheck Protection Program applications

May 20, 2020

As of that date, owners in businesses set up as partnerships were instructed not to submit applications as self-employed individuals but to add their compensation (up to $100,000 annually) to the payroll ...

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