Our History

The Arizona Newspapers Association, Inc. (ANA) is a non-profit trade organization that represents more than 80 Arizona newspapers. Established in 1930 as the successor to the Arizona Press Association of 1905 and the Arizona Daily Newspaper Association of 1922, the organization’s purpose is to improve the quality of newspapers throughout Arizona.


The ANA consists of 3 entities to focus our efforts to best serve our members. Arizona Newspapers Association works to protect the First Amendment rights, public records access, and the financial welfare of its members. ANA Advertising Services acts as an ad agency – helping customers with an easy “One Call, One Bill” program to place ads all over the state (and other state associations across the country). And finally, the Arizona Newspapers Foundation, which is our non-profit entity focusing on providing education, information, and scholarship programs for the news industry.


To advance the business interests of Arizona news media companies and to promote a free and independent press.


Uniting strong newspapers for a better Arizona.

Lisa Simpson

Executive Director

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Sarah Flynn

Ad Placement & Marketing Manager

(602) 261-7655 ext. 112