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.

Keeping a Strong Backbone

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Good journalism is an essential part of what differentiates a community from a place. Why this member supports this newspaper.

Big Tech & Local Media

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It had ferrets. It had Zuckerberg. It showed our Orwellian state of media. It featured three Moonshine staffers,  covering how today’s huge companies are impacting...

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.

Because You Have To

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A surgical hospital set up from “literally nothing” shows how mission-oriented work can make the impossible, possible. Much like our members do for this newspaper.

‘It Was 20 Years Ago Today’

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The quick two-decades history of Moonshine Ink.

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.

Playing by a Different Set of Rules

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As government and big tech stall on curbing social media polarization, responsibility falls to you (the reader).

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.

We Want to Cover More Stories In-Depth, But We Need Help...

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What kinds of things do you want Moonshine Ink to cover more of? More in-depth reporting from us means even more support from our community (we hope!).

A Case for Newsprint

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There’s a reason we choose to print Moonshine on newsprint, the paper made chiefly from groundwood pulp. While a glossy magazine has that oh-so-alluring pop,...