National Newspaper Association

Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing Community Newspapers Since 1885

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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

New sampling rules in effect May 27

Jun 1, 2022

New sampling rules for Within County newspapers became effective May 27. Congress passed a change in the allowance for nonsubscribers to receive newspapers with the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. President ...

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NNA Postal Hotline

National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

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Understanding Periodicals Session V: All Things Mail Entry

Aug 25, 2022

Registration is open for the fifth session in the Max Heath Postal Institute series, Understanding Periodicals V: All Things Mail Entry

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USPS to require more frequent CASS updates for mailing lists

Aug 17, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service announced a change in address management requirements affecting newspapers that do not regularly use CASS-certified software to update their Periodicals and Marketing Mail addresses. ...

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It's a long river ...

Aug 1, 2022

It is a reasonable assumption that if you are reading this, you are counting on Periodicals mail. Maybe you are relying upon it for 80-100% of your distribution. If that is you, I am worried about ...

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Understanding Periodicals Session IV - Using Your Permit To Generate Revenue

Jul 21, 2022

Learn how to use your sampling privileges strategically for advertising ⁠— including information and samples on unmissable promotions like inserts and sticky note ads; how to promote to advertisers; ...

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USPS may override audit bureau findings for requester newspapers

Jul 8, 2022

NNA members publishing requester newspapers are advised that USPS issued a new rule today giving itself the power to revoke an audit bureau’s authority to validate requesters if USPS finds the bureau’s ...

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Would you please help NNA to respond by completing this short survey?

Jun 28, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service now has the power to increase postage rates twice a year. This new power adds to the price cap that NNA supported from 2006 to 2017. With rising inflation and other adjustments, ...

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Postage rates change July 10

Jun 24, 2022

Postage rates will rise again on July 10. Periodicals published the week of July 11 will see rates rise between 7 and 10 percent, depending upon destinations, mail preparation and rate categories.

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