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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






NNA Supports JCPA Introduction

Apr 1, 2023

NNA Press Release ⁠— April 1, 2023 Contact:   National Newspaper Association Supports Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Introduction   National Newspaper Association ...

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US Small Business Administration joins NNA in opposition to FTC non-compete ban

Apr 1, 2023

We have learned that the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy has also weighed in with concerns about the ban, as detailed ... 

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USPS carried 5.2% less mail than in 2022

Apr 1, 2023

That was nearly $.6 billion over the money-losing performance of 2022 and $1.2 billion more than it had planned.

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Where are we with the Local Journalism Sustainability Act?

Apr 1, 2023

Active proposals are now pending in several states, including New York, Maryland, Wisconsin and Connecticut, to mirror ideas from LJSA. Among them are to provide tax credits to help local businesses to ...

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NNA member alert: USPS again clarifies no-sack policy

Mar 24, 2023

Now, USPS has another clarification.

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National Newspaper Association pushes back on ending hard-copy postage statements

Mar 15, 2023

NNA Industry AlertContact: The National Newspaper Association today requested changes in the Postal Service’s plan to eliminate hard-copy Periodicals mailing statements (Form 3541) ...

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NNA New York newspapers, we need your help contacting your governor regarding LJSA

Mar 13, 2023

Steve Waldman, Chair, Rebuild Local News Coalition, has asked that we spread the good work of Diane Kennedy, president, NYNPA (along with the News Guild and others ) and ask for help from our New York ...

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More sorting and delivery centers to shift local carriers from post offices to central sorting facility

Mar 10, 2023

NNA member alert ⁠— The U.S. Postal Service has notified its workforce of plans to continue consolidating the carrier workforce ... 

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USPS announces final end date for hard-copy address notices

Mar 2, 2023

USPS had earlier indicated it would end the printed notices for all mailers, but in its final rule ... 

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