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Independent gets ready to launch

The Nevada Independent gets ready to launch tomorrow morning, with a stable of recognized names in Nevada journalism and what its founder says is $2 million in foundation funds to support its nontraditional organization, according to an article today in the New York Times. Jon Ralston, who has worked for …

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Finding the truth. It’s on a lot of minds

By Kevin Slimp The transition from 2016 to 2017 seemed to prompt a bit more email from folks who read my columns. I’m not sure if it was the upcoming solar eclipse predicted by some to mark the end of the world, the death of Superman in “Batman vs. Superman: …

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Some journalistic advice from 140 years back

Journalism in Nevada, as I’ve noted before, is famous for its tall tales and make-believe stories — the stuff popularly being called ‘fake news’ these days. It might seem counterintuitive, then, to suggest there are a couple of lessons to be learned from the man who taught Nevada’s Comstock journalists …

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Entries sought for Golden Quill award

The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for the 57th annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest. All newspapers of less than daily frequency (published fewer than five days per week) are qualified to enter. Entries must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. …

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New Jersey’s attempt to punish newspapers.

Here’s the full story of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attempt to exact revenge on the newspaper industry for negative press coverage. This report is from Public Notice Resource Center, an industry group that focuses on helping keeping public notices in print. The Nevada Press Association is a member, and …

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