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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






NNA supports Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, S. 673, believes content providers should be paid by platforms

Mar 1, 2022

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, S. 673, legislation that will require large internet platforms to negotiate for content payments, took a step forward in February when the Senate Judiciary ...

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Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 delayed in Senate with error, to be brought up again in March

Mar 1, 2022

Congress missed an opportunity in February to finally sew up the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022, legislation nearly 10 years in the making. After passing the House with a bipartisan vote, HR 3076 met ...

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Streamline your production process with Alternate Marked Copy

Mar 1, 2022

In a recent Max Heath Postal Institute™ webinar, there was quite a bit of interest in, and questions about, the Postal Service’s rules on marked copies and the Alternate Marked Copy process.

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Fellows to continue on virtually, March 15

Feb 22, 2022

According to Lisa McGraw, public affairs manager, Michigan Press Association, the Fellowship will be available virtually and has about seven slots open.  Fellows will still be focusing on climate ...

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Feb 8, 2022

The House of Representatives today passed the Postal Service Reform Act, HR 3076, by a vote of 342 to 92, sending a landmark postal bill to the Senate for consideration.

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URGENT MEMBER REQUEST: Please sign the attached letter

Feb 2, 2022

Nearly a decade of work on a postal reform bill is expected to show real progress next week. The Postal Reform Act of 2022 will be brought to the House floor early in the week of Feb. 7.I hope you will ...

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Egbert v. Boule tests long-standing law that money damages are owed when certain constitutional rights are violated

Feb 1, 2022

The National Newspaper Association joined other media organizations in January to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize the right of news reporters to recover damages when federal law enforcement officers ...

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Encrypted police scanner systems shut out press and the public

Feb 1, 2022

The disappearing police scanner has been a topic for journalists since 9-11. That is because the need for a national communications policy to bring federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and ...

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Long-distance newspapers delivered at 68% nationally

Feb 1, 2022

Official Periodicals mail service performance in the fall quarter of 2021 continued to show problems, particularly for mail that is not drop-shipped into destination mail facilities. For newspapers, long-distance ...

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