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...

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.

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.

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...

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.