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 Was 20 Years Ago Today’

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The quick two-decades history of Moonshine Ink.

Snapshot of a Lifetime

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The digital and the tangible ... We’ve got all the conveniences of having everything literally right at our fingertips, but keeping a way to physically connect with our memories is so very important.

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...

We Need Our Members in the Battle Against Infobesity

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Journalism combats infobesity by making sense of all the information out there. Our members support the independent journalism of Moonshine Ink, and we need you more than ever.

New York Times, Meet Moonshine Ink

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Booyah! It’s a new year and it’s time to MAKE SOME NOISE! The Moonshine Ink Membership continues to grow and it is wonderful to hear...

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.

Staying Connected to Community

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When she wants to know what’s happening, longtime resident Dinny Evans turns to the Ink.

Breaking the Meh Mold

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Five years before Moonshine Ink publisher Mayumi Peacock started seeing her journalistic dream come to life in print, Moonshiner Juliana Demarest was following a similar aspiration on the East Coast.

Your Choice: Lose Your Power or Be Empowered

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A conversation with a healthcare insurance rep and a story about a newspaper being muzzled from reporting bring to mind for our publisher how it’s a choice whether or not to hand over our power.

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.