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.

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.

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...

Why Donate to a Business Like Moonshine?

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Watching the rest of the world struggle during the Covid-19 pandemic, 45-year Tahoe-area resident Ed Miller considered why the local newspapers should be any different.

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.

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.

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

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