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Wabuska Mangler

The Wabuska Mangler was the name given to a mythical newspaper in 1889 by Sam Davis, then editor of the Nevada Appeal. Davis would make up controversial news stories and opinions, then attribute them to the Mangler. Wabuska is a small community in Lyon County east of Carson City.

Since 2006, the Wabuska Mangler has been the name of a blog hosted by the Nevada Press Association and written by Barry Smith, director of  the Association.

New Voices allows students to be heard

By Steve Ranson New Voices emerged to counteract a Supreme Court decision in the 1980s involving the Hazelwood School District v. Khulmeier. Essentially, this ruling allowed educators to censor student-written articles, stop newspapers from being distributed to the student body and retaliate against journalism advisers who dared promote reasonable free …

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Nevada Digital Newspaper Project continues

The Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, a project of Nevada’s universities and the state library to add 100,000 pages of historic Nevada newspapers to the digital archives, is moving ahead with several ghost-town papers this year. Already, several Carson City newspapers — Daily Appeal, Daily State Register, Morning Appeal — as …

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Distinguishing ourselves and building confidence and trust in a world of fake news and alternative facts

By Al Cross Last month’s column was a warning that the attack on journalism by certain actors on the public stage is having an effect on community newspapers, and that social media are driving readers to spend more time with national news than with local news. How can community papers …

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The ABCs of selling print advertising

Start with the letter E! By Peter W. Wagner Founder and publisher of The N’West Iowa REVIEW The challenge of selling newspaper, shopper and magazine ads can turn into an exasperating experience. There are moments when everything and everyone seems to be working against you. You hit the street early, …

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2017 convention coming to Carson City

The Nevada Press Association’s annual convention will be Sept. 29-30 in Carson City. Plan to join us on Friday, Sept. 29, for a reception at the historic Rinckel Mansion, home of the NPA (as well as offices of the capital bureaus of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Associated Press and Nevada …

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