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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.

Do You Deserve to Know?

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Our duty as journalists is to share the truth with our community, and Moonshiners have a long history of doing just that.

Bright Lights, Small Paper

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Our members’ support helps us to create an environment that fosters these bright lights for the future of journalism — like Lola Hadley, our summer intern.

Staying Connected to Community

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When she wants to know what’s happening, longtime resident Dinny Evans turns to the Ink.

Bottoms Up to Resilience

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Engineer, family man, 23-year resident … Andrew Ryan is a Moonshine member who believes solving community problems requires a bottom-up approach.

Will Big Tech Finally Pay Small Newsrooms?

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Legislative and legal efforts to force tech giants to either share ad revenue or compensate media organizations are in motion.

New York Times, Meet Moonshine Ink

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Booyah! It’s a new year and it’s time to MAKE SOME NOISE! The Moonshine Ink Membership continues to grow and it is wonderful to hear...

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.

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.