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January 19, 2015 - December 2014 Community Journal Newsletter

2014 Volume VII, Edition IV

Enjoying circulation conference

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Interlink customers Bill Knight, center, publisher of the Quitman County Democrat in Mississippi; Adam Prestridge, publisher of the Columbian-Progress in Mississippi; and Columbian-Progress production assistant Susan Amundson visit during a break at the ArkLaMiss Circulation Conference in Vicksburg last month. For additional photos from the conference, click here.  Interlink photo/Helen Sosniecki





What to do when electronic documentation (eDoc) fails

By Brad Hill

Abandoning hardcopy postage statements in favor of electronic submission offers several advantages to newspapers, not the least of which is welcomed convenience to both publishers and Post Office employees alike.

But what happens when the ‘e’ in eDoc stops working?

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January 6, 2015 - Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures

By John Edgecombe Jr.
Publisher, The Nebraska Signal, Geneva, NE
And President, National Newspaper Association

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for First-Class and Periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.

It is time for lawmakers to consider how rural and small town mail is suffering.

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December 19, 2014 - Saturday Mail Delivery Continues but Congress Leaves Postal Service in Limbo

From NNA

The National Newspaper Association this week celebrated the continuation of Saturday mail delivery through the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, but lamented the passage of another congressional session without postal reform. NNA President John Edgecombe Jr. called on publishers to attend NNA’s Leadership Summit March 19 in Washington to urge quick action in the next Congress.

“If common sense had prevailed, a reform bill would have been completed. We had a solid proposal that provided USPS with financial relief, preserved service and implemented health cost reforms. It should have been accepted,” said Edgecombe, publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE.

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December 15, 2014 - Interlink holiday hours

Interlink offices will close at 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will remain closed until Monday, Dec. 29, to allow employees time to spend with family and friends.  Interlink offices also will close for New Year’s beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 31 and will reopen Friday, Jan. 2, for normal business hours. Click here to view the complete list of dates the Interlink office is closed.