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.

Does Moonshine Ink Have a Future?

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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...

In Other Words …

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery … but at what cost? When it comes to maintaining journalistic integrity, you can count on Moonshine Ink to go straight to the source.

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.

What’s Really Real

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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.

Bottoms Up to Resilience

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Engineer, family man, 23-year resident … Andrew Ryan is a Moonshine member who believes solving community problems requires a bottom-up approach.

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.

Should the Government Help Newspapers?

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Would government support of private media violate the spirit of the First Amendment?

Reporters on the Local Streets

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Who’s writing the stories that essentially comprise 50% of our historical record? Journalists like me.

Our Chronicles

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How a last-man-standing reporter in a small Pennsylvania town speaks to the Ink’s story.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, it’s an … Adorable...

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Introducing, from Moonshine Ink World Headquarters … Stoddy! We unmask an underrated ambassador for our growing Membership Campaign.