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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.

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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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. Jump to   Intermediate   Community   Urban Weeklies   Magazines (The winners are in …

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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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