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7 Commandments for community newspapers

Moses_with_the_Ten_Commandments

I wish I had written this, because I agree 100 percent with every point. It’s MediaLife Magazine’s Seven Commandments of Community Newspapers, a quick read that either will reaffirm what you’re doing or open your eyes to the path back toward vitality. Go ahead and take the time to read ...

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So long to Christine, Winnemucca’s press

Press operator Brenda Holm prepares Christine for her final run.

Goodbye, Christine. That was the farewell when Winnemucca Publishing’s press made its final run earlier this month after more than 40 years of service. “We call it Christine, with much respect and trembling,” said Managing Editor Carmen Kofoed. “It’s both an impressively complicated machine and a simple design. It’s a ...

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Two — maybe three — lessons from one goof

Politifact

Thanks to Riley Snyder for a bit of a history lesson when he fact-checked the Republican National Convention to confirm that Carson City is, indeed, still the capital of Nevada. That’s going to be the easiest fact-check he’ll ever do. In the meantime, though, Twitter managed to provide a spelling ...

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Journalist of Merit releases new album

Perpetual Star

As far as I know, this is a first for one of our Journalist of Merit award-winners. Many have gone on to great things, but now Scott Neuffer, formerly a reporter for The Record-Courier in Minden-Gardnerville, has released an album. Scott won a Journalist of Merit award in 2011 from ...

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Newspaper Association Managers to meet in Reno

NAM-A-Reno

Newspaper Association Managers, the group representing press association directors across the United States and Canada, will hold its annual conference in Reno on Aug. 9-12. The group is meeting at the Peppermill to discuss issues ranging from legislation affecting newspapers to revenue-raising ideas. About 50 people are expected. The Nevada ...

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