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A guide to Nevada’s strangest newspaper names

By Richard Moreno During the past century and a third, more than 800 newspapers have been published in Nevada. Most have sported traditional newspaper names — like Lahontan Valley News — but a few have had more unusual titles. The following are some of the most bizarre newspaper names ever …

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If a site falls on its face, does it make a sound?

Had the numbers been for a newspaper, the critics would have been aghast. Readership fell by 50 percent from 2014. Less than 10 percent of readers from a peak in 2013. Layoffs of 16 people on a 97-person staff. “Print is dead,” they would have announced. “The future is online. …

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You might be losing more than pages with lower page counts

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By Kevin Slimp There is a rule of thumb which almost always proves to be true at newspaper conventions: attendance drops drastically on Saturday morning. There are plenty of theories on the subject from “too much fun on Friday night” to “heading home to be with the kids.” Whatever the …

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Sunshine Week March 13-19

Sunshine Week

The best disinfectant. Let’s give credit where credit is due, as this is all about newspapers and journalism, where attribution is everything. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote it: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; …

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Opposition to EPA’s proposal on public notices

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The Nevada Press Association today joined the Public Notice Resource Center and 42 other organizations in urging the Environmental Protection Agency to continue notifying the public of important information through newspapers. PNRC filed comments asking EPA not to deprive the public of newspaper notices relating to the approval of permits …

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The secrets of community newspapers

The secret is out. The typical American newspaper is small, making money and deeply ingrained in its community. You thought you knew that already? Well, you haven’t been listening to the morticians of print trudging across the digital expanse crying ‘Bring out your dead.’ They don’t read smalltown newspapers, probably …

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