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About the Nevada Press Association and the people, newspapers, magazines and news sites that make up its membership.

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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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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Nevada Press Association founded in 1924

Published for delegates to the September 1998 Reno convention of the National Newspaper Association and Nevada Press Association. By Kent Lauer On Aug. 10, 1924, eight Nevada editors and publishers met at the Lander County Courthouse in the central Nevada town of Austin. Representing newspapers from Elko, Tonopah, Austin and …

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How to nominate to the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame

The Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame is dedicated to men and women who have made a lasting impact on newspapers and journalism in the state over the course of their careers. Nominations may be made by completing this Hall of Fame form, the form below or by letter, attaching no …

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New historical marker for Rinckel Mansion

The Yesco sign company erected a new historical marker on Wednesday at the Rinckel Mansion, home of the Reynolds Press Center and NPA. The marker is the work of the State Historic Preservation Office, which has been on a mission since the Nevada sesquicentennial to update markers across the state. …

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NPA board expands to include associate member

For the first time, associate members of the Nevada Press Association will have a seat on the board of directors. Before the change was made at the NPA’s general meeting on Oct. 3, associate members — those which do not hold a publications mailing permit and don’t qualify to publish …

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Laura Myers inducted into Hall of Fame

Laura Myers, a longtime Associated Press reporter and editor and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s political reporter, bounced between humanitarian work and journalism, both careers taking her all over the world. She was born in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, 1961, and mostly raised and educated in Northern Nevada, graduating from …

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