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Membership Updates

Since the 2008/2009 recession, American newspaper jobs have fallen 51%, and COVID-19 has accelerated the industry’s crisis: As of this past December, at least 60 local newsrooms across the U.S. have shuttered since March, some of them more than a century old.

Here at home, Moonshine’s Members have kept us afloat to keep shining light on the region’s problems. 2020 marked the year we have been in business 18 years, having published 216 monthly print editions and winning as many first place awards in the National Newspaper Association contest as the years we’ve existed. It also marked the year that 400 community members chipped into our membership campaign, raising us so far a total of almost $60,000.

Join the ranks to save the Ink here, and read the testimonials below from staff and readers about why they Shine.

The Art of Newspaper Reading

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Moonshine Sustainer Art Grossman says it takes him days to read an edition of the Ink, and it keeps him connected to a cherished part of his past.

We Need Our Members in the Battle Against Infobesity

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Journalism combats infobesity by making sense of all the information out there. Our members support the independent journalism of Moonshine Ink, and we need you more than ever.

Let It Shine

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Gallery 5830’ owners Sara Dube and Curtis Blassingame say it’s only natural to support Moonshine Ink.

I Say ‘BIN,’ You Say ‘GO’!

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For the Moonshine bingo fundraiser, Alibi Ale Works buzzed with energy. Rev. Rusty Reams, the charismatic host, turned the game into a modern sensation, with disco lights and contagious beats.

Revival of the Great Bingo Revival

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Ready yourselves, Moonshiners, for the Great Bingo Revival. Here’s the story of a revolution.

‘It’s Like Looking into a Fish Bowl!’

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Giving locally makes the biggest splash, say Hero members Ken and Terry Yagura.

Energizing Heroes

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After a snow-laden accident took out Moonshine Ink’s power, these two electricians got its office up and rolling in record time.

Deadline by Headlamp

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75 editions ago the Shiners wrapped up a doozy of a deadline. Grab your hot cocoa and blanket, as those of us who were there that night share the tale that proves the presses don’t stop for nobody.

And 20 Years Went By …

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Moonshine Ink’s longtime column writers have plenty to say about their commitments to the monthly paper. Read their comments here.

12 Days of Moonshine Ink

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A Sustainer Member family bestows an awesome gift this holiday season, by letting us know what they think makes the Ink AWESOME.