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.

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...

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.

Energizing Heroes

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After a snow-laden accident took out Moonshine Ink’s power, these two electricians got its office up and rolling in record time.

Revival of the Great Bingo Revival

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Ready yourselves, Moonshiners, for the Great Bingo Revival. Here’s the story of a revolution.

‘It Was 20 Years Ago Today’

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The quick two-decades history of Moonshine Ink.

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

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

Our Hero

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

12 Days of Moonshine Ink

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A Sustainer Member family bestows an awesome gift this holiday season, by letting us know what they think makes the Ink AWESOME.

And 20 Years Went By …

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Moonshine Ink’s longtime column writers have plenty to say about their commitments to the monthly paper. Read their comments here.

I Say ‘BIN,’ You Say ‘GO’!

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For the Moonshine bingo fundraiser, Alibi Ale Works buzzed with energy. Rev. Rusty Reams, the charismatic host, turned the game into a modern sensation, with disco lights and contagious beats.