National Newspaper Association

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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

From republic to romance: Saving the USPS will preserve essential communication

Oct 1, 2020

Newspapers and post offices have partnered for this nation’s general welfare since long before their joint role in providing post-Revolutionary Americans the details they needed to ponder and ratify ...

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Tell your printer to ‘sack’ the sacks!

Oct 1, 2020

Flats trays a must to boost Periodicals handling

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Preliminary injunction halts changes in USPS’ service

Sep 30, 2020

A federal court in Washington state in September issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt changes in service, ruling that the agency had ...

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Completing your Statement of Ownership if your periodical frequency changed

Sep 21, 2020

Many newspapers have changed frequency during the pandemic but have not yet been required to change their permits to reflect the new frequency.  Questions have arisen about which frequency to declare ...

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Lawmakers question new postmaster general on delays and restructuring

Sep 1, 2020

Baptism by fire seemed to be the challenge for new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who made his first public appearances in a sometimes-hostile environment: the Congressional hearing room. 

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Navigating the USPS Business Customer Gateway

Sep 1, 2020

It’s clear to me that the more a newspaper adapts to the Postal Service’s preferred, and perhaps in the future mandatory, procedures for mail preparation, acceptance and payment of your mailings, ...

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Statement of ownership filing due for October deadline

Sep 1, 2020

To expedite the process, this year, USPS is encouraging PS 3526 submissions online using the Business Customer Gateway.   

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Postmaster general says some changes delayed mail, vows extra effort to get ballots delivered timely; backs 6-day mail

Aug 21, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged in sworn testimony before a Senate committee this morning that his changes in the U.S. Postal Service have delayed delivery of some mail, but he said ...

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Industry relationship with USPS at the top of NNA's public policy agenda

Aug 18, 2020

NNA places its relationship with USPS at the top of its public policy agenda. We are among a small group of organizations representing mail users at USPS Headquarters. We have a strong voice. This week, ...

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