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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






Senate committee tells Health and Human Services to do more with newspapers on rural public health

Jul 28, 2023

The Senate Appropriations Committee is directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that local media including non-daily newspapers are part of their federal advertising campaigns. ...

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Local Journalism Sustainability Act becomes Community News and Small Business Support Act (H.R. 4756)

Jul 21, 2023

The National Newspaper Association today announced the introduction in the House of Representatives of a tax-credits bill intended to help local news organizations. 

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Gannett Co. sues Google on behalf of oldest newspaper; JCPA would call for sharing advertising revenue

Jul 1, 2023

The company brought its suit before the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. Lawsuits are already pending in federal courts by competing advertising networks, the U.S. Department of ...

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House Oversight hearing leaves Delivering for America plan on track for now

Jun 1, 2023

The House Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce held a hearing in May on the Delivering for America Plan. The proceeding was narrow in scope with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy ...

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News/Media Alliance announces new president & CEO, Danielle Coffey

Jun 1, 2023

"The National Newspaper Association is delighted with news of Danielle Coffey’s appointment as News Media Alliance’s new president and CEO," NNA Chair John Galer, publisher of The Journal-News ...

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News/Media Alliance applauds California State Assembly for passing California Journalism Preservation Act

Jun 1, 2023

ARLINGTON, Virginia ⁠— The California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA, AB 886) passed out of the California State Assembly today in a floor vote of 46-6. The bill, which was introduced by ...

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Third National Summit on Journalism in Rural America to be held July 7

Jun 1, 2023

How do rural communities sustain local journalism that supports democracy? That is the central question of the third National Summit on Journalism in Rural America, to be held July 7 in Lexington, Kentucky, ...

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National Newspaper Association criticizes relentless postage rate increases

May 30, 2023

A House Committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service today received a statement from the National Newspaper Association and others in a broad coalition of mailing and package shipping groups that criticizes ...

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Letter to Editor ⁠— May 2023

May 1, 2023

As you may know, NNA signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Gray Media Group v. City of Charlotte ... Here is a link to a short write up about ...

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