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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.

Support Our Pivot to Breaking News

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A reader commented to us that until recently, he didn’t look to us for breaking news reporting. He was absolutely right: That’s never been...

Memberships continue to grow; “shine” stickers are here!

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Memberships increased rapidly since March; your “shine” stickers are here!

New Horizons for News & Review

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On the eve of coronavirus lockdown, the Reno News & Review halted the presses. However, a talk with the publisher shows that the company has no plans of stopping.

Our Members Keep Darkness at Bay

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Our call to save and support this newspaper moved many of you to take quick action and make contributions.

The Importance of Independence

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Get to know your community in an authentic way with mom-and-pop stores. That includes media.

Why Truckee’s First Mayor is a Moonshine Warrior

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This month’s question addresses how to reach out to local newcomers and enfold them into the community fabric. A charity, foundation, chamber of commerce, and fresh tenderfoot herself share their perspectives.

Red, White, and News

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Who needs news? We all dews. Why I went from partying snowboarder to becoming an advocate for news.

No Local Media, No Voters

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Lack of local news leads to people disengaging from local politics. It’s a snowball effect which degrades the heart of a democracy.

The Local Thread that Binds

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Let’s just say that without local journalism, there is no local. No local pride, no local connection, no local politics, nothing.

Breaking the Meh Mold

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Five years before Moonshine Ink publisher Mayumi Peacock started seeing her journalistic dream come to life in print, Moonshiner Juliana Demarest was following a similar aspiration on the East Coast.