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.

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.

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.

Why Truckee’s First Mayor is a Moonshine Warrior

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This month’s question addresses how to reach out to local newcomers and enfold them into the community fabric. A charity, foundation, chamber of commerce, and fresh tenderfoot herself share their perspectives.

Red, White, and News

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

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.

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,...

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.

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.

Our Chronicles

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

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.