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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.






House of Representatives passes Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

Sep 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. ⁠— The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation, News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association and National Association of Broadcasters today commended the U.S. ...

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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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Start talking now to advertisers about HR 7640

Sep 1, 2020

If signed in to law, HR 7640: gives taxpayers up to $250 a year in tax credits to pay for their local newspaper subscriptions;  aids salary support for journalists, 50% of salaries in the first ...

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Payroll tax deferrals will come due January 1, 2021

Aug 31, 2020

As expected, the tax will not be forgiven but must be paid to the federal government between January 1 and April 20, 2021. If not paid by May 1, interest and penalties will begin to accrue.

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Customize this editorial ⁠— take a stand against PPP taxation

Aug 25, 2020

As if things weren’t hard enough for Oklahoma’s small businesses, news comes that the Trump administration plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds legitimate ...

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ISSUE BRIEF: Senate Republicans propose second PPP loan, aid to USPS

Aug 20, 2020

It will become a platform for further conversations with the other parties at the table after the political conventions end.  NNA has not yet taken a position on the specifics of the bill but is supporting ...

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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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National Newspaper Association applauds suspension of USPS service changes

Aug 18, 2020

DeJoy announced today that the Postal Service was fully able to handle election mail. In addition, he committed that until after the election: Retail hours at Post Offices will not change.  Mail ...

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YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED: Mail service changes

Aug 18, 2020

NNA is being asked by postal regulators and members of Congress for more information on how our members are viewing mail service changes. I would appreciate it if you would devote some time to this short ...

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