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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. 

 

Postal

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.

 
 
 

 

 

 

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NNA welcomes light shined on newspaper delivery woes

Jan 4, 2021

NNA Chair Brett Wesner, president of Wesner Publications in Cordell, Oklahoma, today expressed his thanks to the Washington Post and its postal beat expert Jacob Bogage for a revealing look at the problems ...

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There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter

Apr 14, 2020

Hold Congress accountable, newspaper people! There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter.

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REGISTRATION OPEN: Join us for the Congressional Action Team Summit in D.C., March 17, 2022

Mar 17, 2022

The CAT Summit is NNA’s premier public policy event of the year. Come to Washington to share your views and newspaper industry positions with Capitol Hill and key policymakers. Wrap up an intense ...

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Our job now is to make newspaper mail more visible and efficient

Dec 1, 2021

We are working on a series of case studies using specific newspapers, subscriber lists and mail prep reports as our homework. The goal is to improve their specific service, but more importantly to diagnose ...

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NNA welcomes progress on portion of Local Journalism Sustainability Act

Nov 19, 2021

The National Newspaper Association today welcomed news that the sections of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act that would provide tax credits for newsroom jobs have survived as part of the Build Back ...

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OSHA vaccine mandate put on hold by federal appeals court

Nov 15, 2021

The Emergency Temporary Standard by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, which ordered OSHA to ...

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Urgent and sustained advocacy needed for the LJSA

Nov 8, 2021

On the 110th episode of E&P Reports, Publisher and Host Mike Blinder sat down with the National Newspapers Association’s (NNA) chair, Brett Wesner, and E&P contributing editor Gretchen Peck ...

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Cantwell Cheers Inclusion of Local Journalism Support in Build Back Better Package

Nov 5, 2021

Cantwell on Senate Floor: “local news is like hanging a lantern on a problem so that the light shines through... American democracy really does depend on ensuring that we have access to information.”

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