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.

Disappearing Ink is Not a Foregone Conclusion

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Through 397 donors, we’ve received $55,420 over the past year. It’s been a lifeline in these tough times. But we need a larger percentage of readers to support the paper.

The Crushing Ironies of Coronavirus

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A noxious tale from the meat industry has lessons for our media landscape and democracy, both of which are faltering. It’s another reason to consider a Moonshine Membership.

The One Thing Reporters and Members Must Fight For

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Fighting for democracy is what matters to us at Moonshine Ink, and our publisher believes that is one reason why its members support the paper.

There’s Snow Place Like Home

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You say blizzard, we say party.

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.

‘It Was 20 Years Ago Today’

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The quick two-decades history of Moonshine Ink.