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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. 

 

Postal

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 lynne@nna.org.

 
 
 

 

 

 

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US Court of Appeals rules against news organizations

Jul 1, 2022

Boycotts are not protected First Amendment speech if a state wants to restrict participation as a condition of doing business with the state, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruled at the ...

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While we wait ... here are some great mileposts along NNA’s 137-year history

Jul 1, 2022

If experience over the last decade means anything, it will be more than a year before a new idea jells within the USPS management team and gets on the regulatory path to enactment. NNA has requested action ...

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Would you please help NNA to respond by completing this short survey?

Jun 28, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service now has the power to increase postage rates twice a year. This new power adds to the price cap that NNA supported from 2006 to 2017. With rising inflation and other adjustments, ...

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Postage rates change July 10

Jun 24, 2022

Postage rates will rise again on July 10. Periodicals published the week of July 11 will see rates rise between 7 and 10 percent, depending upon destinations, mail preparation and rate categories.

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Hawaii signs into law the Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act, becoming the 16th state

Jun 1, 2022

The legislation overrules the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1988 that gave high school administrations substantial control over the content of student publications.

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Media groups petitions high court in Congressional constitutional violation

Jun 1, 2022

A group of organizations representing mail users has argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that Congress has punted decisions it should have made to the Postal Regulatory Commission. In so doing, Congress has ...

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USPS attempts to push back entry time; delay can cause extra delivery day

Jun 1, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service wants to change the entry time for Periodicals at Processing and Distribution Centers from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m., but it ran into a snag at the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Within County newspaper mail to nonsubscribers now allowable up to 50% of Within County circulation

May 27, 2022

Newspapers that previously were limited to sending up to 10% of their Within County circulation to non-subscribers without commingling are now officially allowed up to 50% non-subscriber copies. The USPS ...

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Texas state law prohibiting drone usage found unconstitutional

May 1, 2022

A Texas federal court judge in March struck down restrictions on news photographers’ uses of drones, finding a strict state law unconstitutional.

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