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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 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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Running against the press

By Jim Stasiowski Years ago, I learned a painful lesson watching Donald Trump. No, not the one who is our president-elect; the candidate whose coverage I witnessed was running for county commissioner, and although he lost, he was Trump-like: loud, uninhibited, angry and loose with facts and accusations. He also …

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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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