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Brinkman Moves from NNA to NAA

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Brinkman Moves from NNA to NAA

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Robert J. Brinkmann, chief legal whiz and lobbyist for the National Newspaper Association for the last decade, is moving on and up.

Brinkmann, 41, is shifting his act from an association representing weeklies and small dailies to the Newspaper Association of America, the trade group whose members include the nation' s biggest, richest and most prestigious newspapers.

Named NAA vice president/state, postal and regulatory affairs, he will be the number two legal hand under John F. Sturm, NAA senior vice president/government, legal and policy.

Moving from NNA offices in downtown Washington, D.C., to NAA headquarters in Reston, Va., Brinkmann will concentrate on postal policy, preparing for an anticipated U.S. Postal Service rate increase next year, and will spearhead NAA involvement with state and local regulations.

Brinkmann has for years worked closely with the former American Newspaper Publishers Association to further newspaper interests in Washington.

In June, ANPA merged with the Newspaper Advertising Bureau and five newspaper advertising, marketing, research and circulation groups. The expanded group selected but abandoned the name American Newspaper Association because the acronym conflicted with that of the Association of National Advertisers. …

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