National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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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

MHPI Understanding Periodicals session II: Managing a Permit and How DO you find the answers you need?

Apr 21, 2022

Registration is open for the second session in the Max Heath Postal Institute series, Understanding Periodicals. 

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Newspaper mailers not saved from dramatic postage increases by postal reform

Apr 6, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service today announced it would hike Periodicals postage rates an average of 8.5% for Periodicals on July 10, 2022, disappointing publishers who expected passage of the Postal Service ...

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Newspaper promotions at Within-County mailing rate can begin

Apr 6, 2022

President Joe Biden today signed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, which implements reforms of federal employee benefit programs and shaves more than $50 billion off the USPS balance sheet. It also ...

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Congress passes Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, but ‘our work is not done’

Apr 1, 2022

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — The National Newspaper Association capped a decade-and-a-half legislative campaign in March when Congress passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022.

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When one of the centipede legs stops moving — arrangement in Virginia is not unique

Apr 1, 2022

“It is like the story of the spider and the centipede. The spider said to the centipede: ‘I have enough trouble keeping my eight legs working together. How do you manage 100 of them?’ ...

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Congress passes long-awaited postal reform legislation

Mar 8, 2022

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, HR 3076, cleared the U.S. Senate today, sending legislation to President Biden that would give the U.S. Postal Service relief from a 16-year-old requirement to fund ...

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Donate $50 or more to Max Heath Postal Institute™ to receive to-go mug

Mar 1, 2022

Pictured are front and back images of the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s gift with donations of $50 or more to the Max Heath Postal Institute™, to-go mugs with the saying, “Coffee. ...

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Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 delayed in Senate with error, to be brought up again in March

Mar 1, 2022

Congress missed an opportunity in February to finally sew up the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, legislation nearly 10 years in the making. After passing the House with a bipartisan vote, HR 3076 met ...

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Streamline your production process with Alternate Marked Copy

Mar 1, 2022

In a recent Max Heath Postal Institute™ webinar, there was quite a bit of interest in, and questions about, the Postal Service’s rules on marked copies and the Alternate Marked Copy process.

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