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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.

Creating focus on enterprise news

The Medford Mail Tribune’s recent participation in GateHouse’s Better Journalism Project revealed several best practices for consistently creating enterprise news, as well as developing a highly visible campaign for readers. In this session, learn how to plan for, execute and promote enterprise journalism on a weekly basis. Registration deadline: Monday, …

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Overtime rules would harm employees unintentionally

Department of Labor

By David Chavern President and CEO, NAA In June, the Department of Labor proposed increasing the salaries test used to determine if an employee is eligible for overtime from the current threshold of $23,660 to $50,440 annually. This means that employees – such as managers, supervisors and other professionals who …

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Reno editor working on Fatal Encounters project

fatal encounters

Reno News & Review editor D. Brian Burghart has stepped down to devote full time to a project, Fatal Encounters, that has generated national attention in recent years. The site is a national database of police killings and was started when nothing like it existed. Fatal Encounters gained considerable traction …

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How Carson Street will look when they’re done

As the Nevada Press Association is located in the Rinckel Mansion, a half-block away from the construction zone on Carson Street, we have a keen interest in the project going on now and continuing to Nevada Day. (Well, before Nevada Day. They promise to have it done by then.) Take …

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Congratulations to a couple of new publishers

Congratulations to Gary Cook, an NPA board member who has moved to the Sparks Tribune from the Ely Times, and to Rob Galloway, who has taken over at the Tahoe Daily Tribune after working for the Reno Gazette-Journal. In Sparks, Cook replaces Kent Lauer, former executive director of NPA. Cook …

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Examples of public records from Reno Gazette-Journal

Thanks to the Reno Gazette-Journal for adding to the chorus of those who believe the Nevada Legislature, through its lawyers, went too far in sealing itself off from public scrutiny. The best part of the RGJ’s editorial is the slideshow of 14 examples of public records that “made Reno better …

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Tom Gardner, former AP reporter in Reno, dies at 73

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Tom Gardner, longtime Associated Press reporter in Reno, who had been living at a long-term care facility in Yerington in recent months after a years-long battle with cancer. No services are planned. Here’s a link to a short obituary in …

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