National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

Login Your Cart


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

USPS Office of the Inspector General finds ‘confusion and inconsistency,’ DeJoy’s changes in compliance

Oct 30, 2020

The OIG looked at three initiatives from new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, as well as 57 other directives aimed at reducing cost. 

Read more

ISSUE BRIEF: Good news for newspaper budgets ⁠— no increase in most common Within-County postage rates in January 2021

Oct 15, 2020

Publishers planning for 2021 postage budgets will see no increase in prices for carrier-route level sortations in Within County mailings. Marketing mail, High-Density Plus and Saturation sortations will ...

Read more

Newspaper mailers to earn discount for flats trays

Oct 9, 2020

Community newspaper mailers using white flats trays (tubs) will finally begin to earn a discount for employing the more efficient trays instead of sacks. USPS has today proposed new discounts for the flats ...

Read more

From republic to romance: Saving the USPS will preserve essential communication

Oct 1, 2020

Newspapers and post offices have partnered for this nation’s general welfare since long before their joint role in providing post-Revolutionary Americans the details they needed to ponder and ratify ...

Read more

Tell your printer to ‘sack’ the sacks!

Oct 1, 2020

Flats trays a must to boost Periodicals handling

Read more

Preliminary injunction halts changes in USPS’ service

Sep 30, 2020

A federal court in Washington state in September issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt changes in service, ruling that the agency had ...

Read more

NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Completing your Statement of Ownership if your periodical frequency changed

Sep 21, 2020

Many newspapers have changed frequency during the pandemic but have not yet been required to change their permits to reflect the new frequency.  Questions have arisen about which frequency to declare ...

Read more

Lawmakers question new postmaster general on delays and restructuring

Sep 1, 2020

Baptism by fire seemed to be the challenge for new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who made his first public appearances in a sometimes-hostile environment: the Congressional hearing room. 

Read more

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable