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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.

Shooting, editing video on your phone

Here’s the best tip I learned from David Guzman’s video seminar at the Nevada Press Association convention: Your Apple earpods, which came with the iPhone and have a built-in microphone on the right-hand wire, function as a microphone when you’re shooting video. It’s rather obvious, but I never thought about …

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Annie Flanz on event planning for newspapers — and everybody else

Annie Flanzraich, writer, editor and owner of Flanzwrites.com, set out the essentials for planning events — whether you’re trying to make money or celebrate your community — at the Nevada Press Association convention in Mesquite. A stickler for details, Annie has organized events ranging from 2,000 attendees to intimate weekly …

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Best practices for public notices

The Public Notice Resource Center has published a new version of its guide to best practices for public notices. The guide is available in a PDF version below, or contact us and we’ll ask the PNRC for printed copies. ‘Best Practices for Public Notice’ was issued at a recent symposium …

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John L. Smith inducted into Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame

For more than three decades, John L. Smith was a daily columnist for the state’s largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he was considered a must read by R-J readers. Born and reared in Southern Nevada, John’s deep roots in the Silver State provided context that no other columnist could …

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2016 Better Newspaper Contest award winners

Here are the winners in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, which was judged by members of the Arizona Newspapers Association. The awards were presented during a banquet on Sept. 24 at the CasaBlanca in Mesquite. (The winners are in order of first, second and third place, followed by the judges’ …

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2016 Outstanding Journalists

Urban Daily, Urban Weeklies,Magazines Bethany Barnes Las Vegas Review-Journal From the nomination: Bethany Barnes gets things done. In the past year, Barnes delivered articles that: • Forced the state to fix a broken system that unjustly kept prison inmates locked up — at  taxpayer expense — well beyond their release …

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Story of the Year: Children in Crisis

Story of the Year Jackie Valley Las Vegas Sun Children In Crisis Judge’s comments: Jackie’s ‘Children in Crisis’ series sheds light on a troubling issue: the number of children struggling with mental health problems and the difficulties families face trying to get their children help. As I read this series …

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Silver Star winner Tara Addeo

Tara Addeo The Record-Courier Tara Addeo has always been a winner. During her three years with The Record-Courier she has demonstrated a high level of leadership, determination and positivity. Tara heads ups the local F.E.A.T. (Families for Early Autism Treatment) organization along with running their yearly fundraiser. She is also …

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Election coverage: Are you ready?

Michael Toeset, editor of GateHouse Media’s Briefing 2016 website, and Tim Schmitt of GateHouse Media’s Newsroom Development team will discuss coverage plans for election night, as well as some great digital tools you can use to provide readers with the best experience. Registration deadline: Monday, October 3 (Registrations submitted after …

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