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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






Public notice resources

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. ...

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Cantwell, Blackburn, Heinrich introduce legislation to combat AI deepfakes & put journalists, artists & songwriters back in control of their content

Jul 11, 2024

News/Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association, Rebuild Local News, NAB, SAG-AFTRA, Nashville Songwriters, Recording Academy, RIAA, Music Publishers, Artists, Performers applaud COPIED ACT’s ...

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National Newspaper Association files comments with USPS

Jul 8, 2024

Pursuant to the proposed changes to rules regarding Securing Bundles of Flats (89 FR 50542) ...

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National Newspaper Association files postal complaints with Postal Regulatory Commission for more than 200 newspapers

Jun 28, 2024

The comments were part of a review by the PRC of its postal rate regulations, which it is required by Congress to do periodically. 

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Will the public be notified of water problems? Depends on notice laws in your state

Jun 26, 2024

Agencies responsible for issuing public notices failed to meet requirements about 6,000 times per year on average. As a result, citizens were not notified that the Safe Drinking Water Act passed by Congress ...

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Postal rates are going up in July

Jun 1, 2024

Let’s look at the increases by class of mail, as many newspapers use all three Market Dominant classes — First Class, Periodicals and Marketing Mail.First Class letter mail stamps go from $.68 ...

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PRC determines it is powerless to stop price increases it believes to be 'not prudent'

May 31, 2024

“If the PRC has no legal basis to block an increase that it determines is ‘not in the interest of stakeholders,’ the viability of the entire system of checks and balances must be questioned,” NNA ...

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NNA applauds Democratic House Oversight leaders all for PRC to halt July rate increase

May 24, 2024

NNA Chair John Galer, publisher of The Journal-News in Hillsboro, Illinois, who led the fly-in contingent said “NNA applauds this action by Ranking Member Raskin and the colleagues who have joined ...

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Welch, Rounds lead bipartisan Deliver for Democracy Act to help local news overcome persistent postal delays, surging rate increases

May 22, 2024

The NNA worked extensively with Senator Welch’s staff in developing this bill and numerous improvements we proposed were incorporated into it before it was introduced. The fact that newspaper service ...

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