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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.

How to play up your public notices

The Georgetown, Ky., News-Graphic has important, well-read content nobody else has — its local public notices. So, why not draw as much attention as possible to what otherwise may seem like dull, government-required boilerplate? Take a look: “Under our state law,” notes Kentucky Press Association director David Thompson, “the newspaper …

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UNLV student paper getting a new name

It’s no longer the Rebel Yell. The student newspaper at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will become The Scarlet & Grey Free Press, according to the newspaper’s editor. Stories in the Las Vegas Sun and the Las Vegas Review-Journal note there had been calls from within the newspaper and …

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Winnemucca Publishing has new general manager

Matt Dierlam has taken over as general manager for Winnemucca Publishing, replacing Holly Rudy-James, who retired after serving in that job for the past 14 years. Dierlam most recently worked in sales and marketing for Alaska Direct Media and, prior to that, was general manager for Alaska Media LLC, according …

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Nevada journalists would never fake the news. Would they?

Fake the news? Who would do such a thing? Well, in Nevada, we’re known through the history of newspapers for being among the best at making up stories and publishing them as fact. Here’s a terrific look back at some of the champions of fake news through the decades, by …

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Fight for Lyon County e-mails heads to Nevada Supreme Court

The group engaged in a long fight against a mining company on the Comstock has appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court to read e-mails sent among county commissioners leading up to a controversial zoning decision. In a brief filed this month, the Comstock Residents Association says a judge was wrong …

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RGJ Media gets new president

Ryan Kedzierski has been named president of RGJ Media, which includes RGJ.com and the Reno Gazette-Journal. Here’s the story. Kedzierski has been leading the sales group at RGJ since August, when John Maher left to become president of the Oregonian Media Group in Portland. According to the announcement, Kedzierski is …

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Press can take photos at the polls

When I voted early on Saturday at Carson City’s courthouse, I noticed a small sign on the corridor wall reminding people that Nevada law prohibits photos in polling places. That’s true as far as it goes. The statute excepts the working press. Here it is: NRS 293.274  Members of general public allowed …

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Learning from really smart people

Interviews with experts yield valuable information By Kevin Slimp I live a charmed life. Last week, I spent four days with nine of the top newspaper experts in the business, along with journalists from 22 states at The Newspaper Institute in Knoxville, Tenn. When attendees get home, they often write …

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