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.

‘It’s Like Looking into a Fish Bowl!’

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

What’s Really Real

We face real problems here in North Lake Tahoe. In the growing nuance of real world problems, we need a voice that’s objective and for facts to rise to the surface. Moonshine does this for us, says a fellow publisher.

Does Moonshine Ink Have a Future?

Exactly 17 years ago, I co-founded Moonshine Ink, a head-first dive into the kind of challenge that brings meaning to life. Today I feel...

Our Hero

Our first Hero membership arrived in October, from Truckee resident Heather Boger.

The One Thing Reporters and Members Must Fight For

Fighting for democracy is what matters to us at Moonshine Ink, and our publisher believes that is one reason why its members support the paper.

Red, White, and News

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

Keeping a Strong Backbone

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

No Local Media, No Voters

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

Let It Shine

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

Playing by a Different Set of Rules

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