The Nevada Independent, an online news source and member of the Nevada Press Association, announced this week that it will be sharing content with rural newspapers at no cost to them.
Specifically, the Battle Born Media papers — in Mesquite, Ely, Eureka, Sparks and Lincoln and Mineral counties — have signed on, as well as The Fernley Reporter, also an online-only news outlet operated by longtime local journalist Robert Perea.
It helps the rural papers broaden their coverage to more statewide issues and helps the Independent distribute its stories to a wider audience.
“This is all part of our ongoing mission to produce quality journalism for free to all Nevadans from Las Vegas to Mesquite to Ely to Elko to Reno and all points in between,” wrote the Independent’s editor, Jon Ralston. “We could not be more pleased to welcome these rural newspapers — with more to come — to The Indy family. And we are proud to be a part of theirs, too.”
The Independent operates as a nonprofit, donation-supported news and commentary outlet. It launched in January, just prior to the opening of the Legislature’s session, and recruited several veteran Nevada reporters and columnists.