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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. To join, email






USPS emphasizes role in delivering packages, pushes ahead with sorting center

Oct 1, 2022

Publishers will find their ability to drop mail at local post offices curtailed. Instead, they will be required to bring their mail to a new Sorting and Distribution Center in Athens, Georgia.

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JCPA clears key Senate committee

Sep 23, 2022

The legislation was approved this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now awaits floor action.

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FAQs RE: ISSN project with NNA and Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center

Sep 19, 2022

We have been getting a lot of questions regarding the National Newspaper Association's project with the Library of Congress U.S. ISSN Center to ensure all newspapers are defined as eligible newspaper participants ...

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed for virtual appearance at upcoming NNAF convention

Sep 15, 2022

The staff of USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has confirmed his upcoming virtual appearance at the National Newspaper Association Foundation's upcoming Annual Convention & Trade Show. 

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Speak, assemble, petition – and register to vote

Sep 15, 2022

Voting and being able to register to vote seem obvious extensions of First Amendment rights. What good are the rights to freely think, speak, write, gather, and seek change in our government if we are ...

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Notice of permit revocations sent in error

Sep 13, 2022

The Postal Service late Monday evening sent out a notice to permit holders that its earlier email had been sent in error.  

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Permit revocation notices are coming early from USPS ⁠— don’t panic

Sep 12, 2022

NNA members have reported receiving notices by email today and over the weekend about late filings of their Statements of Ownership. 

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Major changes ahead in the US Postal Service

Sep 2, 2022

You may be seeing news about major changes in the U.S. Postal Service that have raised anxiety in our business. We are writing to share our view so far of how community newspapers will be affected, with ...

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Hillsboro (Illinois) Journal-News Publisher John Galer joins MTAC

Sep 1, 2022

MTAC meets quarterly with senior USPS officials to provide guidance on behalf of mailers when USPS plans major changes. Galer is expected to become chair of NNA during its annual meeting in October.

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