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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.

 
 
 

 

 

 

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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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NNA Member Alert: Biden administration withdrawing Jan 2021 rules on independent contractors

May 5, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor has notified the public that it is revoking the guidance issued late in the Trump administration to simplify the rules for independent contractors.

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A new PPP opportunity for some group newspapers

Apr 20, 2021

This list is intended to make sure your application is on SBA’s eligibility list as the program officers design a new process for these unique loans. Your company may still have to fill out the formal ...

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'We can do this,' local newspapers tell Health and Human Services

Apr 13, 2021

More than 2,500 local newspapers today joined a letter from National Newspaper Association to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra asking to join the agency’s public education campaign ...

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Applying for a second PPP loan by locality not allowed if first loan was for entire company

Apr 7, 2021

Despite the fact that some group-owned newspapers gained new ability to file for a Paycheck Protection Program loan by locality, publishers that got a first loan as a company may not apply by locality ...

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Check on your employee retention tax credits

Apr 6, 2021

National Newspaper Association members are reminded that the Employee Retention Credit is available under new terms because of the December 27, 2020, stimulus legislation.

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Copyright — the most common reason newspapers contact the NNA Legal Hotline

Apr 1, 2021

A. This is probably the most common legal question for the NNA Legal Hotline and it happened to a member this winter. Here is the usual scenario: Graphics editor was on deadline pressure to fill ...

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Free press wins in Perlman v. Vox Media

Apr 1, 2021

In Perlman v. Vox Media, the question was whether a story could live on indefinitely through its links, which would set the stage for lawsuits long after the statute of limitation for the original story ...

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New York legislation would relay recycling fees to businesses and producers of product

Apr 1, 2021

Diane Kennedy, New York Newspaper Association’s executive director, on why the legislation is a bad idea.

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