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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

Postal Service Reform Act of 2021 promotes sustainable Universal Service

May 12, 2021

“This bill does not give us everything we want, nor one thing we really need, which is some assurance of postage rate stability,” Wesner said. “But it does open the door for much-needed ...

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Must-do list for printing/mailing plants

May 1, 2021

Newspapers, share this with your printer/mailer

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Pandemic payoffs: sample copies and public notices

May 1, 2021

The main issue facing the country and most of our communities is what it has been for more than a year: the coronavirus. We are in what is almost certainly the last chapter, immunization — but this ...

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NNA Member Alert: More USPS mail processing plants set for closures, changes

Apr 30, 2021

Newspaper mailers should be aware that USPS is proceeding with shutdowns and repositioning of mail processing in 18 sorting facilities, targeted for this action by the Delivering for America plan announced ...

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NNA adds voice to the call for Congressional action on USPS

Apr 1, 2021

Major changes are ahead for the U.S. Postal Service and newspaper mailers, with or without Congressional action on a postal reform plan, but legislative assistance could soften the blows to newspaper mailers. That ...

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Ready or not, Seamless Acceptance for Full Service Mailers is coming

Apr 1, 2021

Now, it appears that all Full Service mailers entering currently through their local BMEU, likely their local post office, will be verified using only automated sampling and verification processes beginning ...

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Pub Aux Live! Coming to a Mail Acceptance Unit Near You

Mar 29, 2021

Seamless Acceptance for all Full Service IMb mailers begins in July.  These and other effects may be ahead for mailers:

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National Newspaper Association adds voice to the call for Congressional action on USPS

Mar 23, 2021

Wesner’s comments came at the conclusion of DeJoy’s release of the USPS 10-year plan “Delivering for America,” in which multiple changes in USPS’ approach to preserving Universal ...

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Postal Q&A: COVID subscriber/requester expiration extended

Mar 1, 2021

Sample large number on small circ pubs

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