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April 16, 2014 - NNA, mailers group says PRC erred by allowing postal rate increase

From National Newspaper Association

A broad national coalition of organizations representing users of the mail argued this week to the U.S. Court of Appeals that the Postal Regulatory Commission erred when it granted a $3.2 billion postage increase to the U.S. Postal Service last year.

The group, which includes National Newspaper Association fighting on behalf of community newspapers, said the PRC ignored inconsistencies in the Postal Service’s economic argument for the exceptionally high rates. Community newspapers in January faced increases of 7 percent to 9 percent, in a year when inflation hovered below 2 percent, because of the commission’s decision.

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April 15, 2014 - Tech Support Q&A – How do I rollback my list to a previous version?

Q.  I need to roll back my list.  How do I do it, and what are the implications?

A.  There are some instances when you may need to roll back your list to a previous version, including:  

  • Issue was closed prior to having all Inserts set up.
  • Issue was closed prior to updating sampling information.
  • Issue was closed with an incorrect weight.
  • Issue was closed without expiring subscribers, as was intended.

Here’s how to roll back an Interlink Circulation list to the last time you closed issue:

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March 17, 2014 - March 2014 Community Journal Newsletter

Click here to read the full issue of Interlink’s Community Journal newsletter.  


NNA members in D.C. for ‘We believe in newspapers’ summit

Beermann, Schieffer, WilliamsNNA members from around the country converged on Washington, D.C. on March 13 for the “We Believe in Newspapers” Leadership Conference and Postal Summit. After a group session, members headed to Capitol Hill to visit their representatives and senators to discuss issues important to the community newspaper industry. Postal changes, including the possibility of the United State Postal Service dropping Saturday mail and the possible end of Postal Regulatory Commission oversight of USPS, and the handling of advertising deductions as a business expense were high on the group’s list this year. The day ended with Bob Schieffer, CBS anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, addressing the group at a dinner at the National Press Club. Schieffer, a friend of NNA President Robert Williams, is shown above, center, with Williams, right, and Nebraska Press Association Executive Director Allen Beermann as he arrived at the Press Club prior to the dinner.  For more photos from the ‘We Believe in Newspapers Summit’, click here.  Interlink photo/Helen Sosniecki


Subscriptions: Expanding that revenue source may be easier than you think

photo_bill_garberBy William E. (Bill) Garber

Time to risk something new?

How about more of the same?

It’s a lot easier than changing!

And, in at least one substantial way, much more promising.

Newspapers have been around for centuries.

Their user interface was perfected before anyone came up with the words, user interface.

So what’s different these days?

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March 17, 2014 - Tech Support Q&A – Why can’t I submit my postage statement through eDoc?

Q.  I’m having trouble submitting my postal reports through eDoc. What are some steps I can take to try to find out what the problem is?

A.  While there are several reasons eDoc may not be submitting properly, here are steps you can take to determine the cause:

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