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A word from the writer: In the event you’re an ‘RN&R’ super-fan, we wish you!

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The Reno Information & Evaluate has now been again in print for 15 months—and it’s been one hell of a journey.

On that journey, we’ve earned some accolades. I simply received again from the Affiliation of Various Media’s annual convention, this 12 months held in Dallas, hosted by the Dallas Voice. On the convention, the affiliation introduced the outcomes of the 2023 AAN Awards, and the RN&R took residence two: third place for right-wing extremism protection, for Frank X. Mullen’s piece final 12 months on Robert Beadles; and first place for election protection, for Frank’s tales on the Washoe County Faculty District Board of Trustees races final 12 months.

Relating to the college board protection, the choose wrote: “These well-written items clearly depict what occurs when faculty boards develop into weapons within the tradition battle. The theater is damaging to the well-being of everybody concerned, particularly the scholars, academics and the group as a complete. I admire that the items set the file straight on falsehoods the rabblerousers are pushing akin to the truth that (crucial race concept) is being taught in Ok-12 and the district’s low take a look at scores. These items are a group service.”

To summarize all of this: This little swing-state newspaper was honored with the highest award for the very best election protection nationwide. Fairly cool.

In the meantime, our journey continues—and we’re looking out for some folks to return together with us.

First: We’re searching for a brand new managing editor. Frank X. Mullen, who stepped up three years in the past to assist maintain the web model of the RN&R going, and with out whom this newspaper would doubtless not exist proper now, desires to step again from the on a regular basis grind of being the editor. (Don’t fear; he’ll nonetheless be concerned with the RN&R, and can proceed writing and reporting.)

We’re searching for somebody to coordinate our protection, work with our writers, and preserve the excessive journalism requirements the RN&R has lengthy had. Journalism expertise is required, after all; the hours are versatile; and the pay, frankly, as of now could be so-so. In the event you’re , or know of somebody who could also be, please drop me a line at [email protected].

Second: We’re searching for RN&R super-fans. We’re within the means of planning the way forward for the paper, and would love to listen to from you. Whether or not you’ve been a RN&R fan for years, otherwise you found us after we rebooted post-pandemic, we wish your enter. If that’s you, once more, my e-mail is [email protected].

Some additional rationalization: As I’ve talked about on this area earlier than, we’re working to ensure the RN&R by no means goes away once more. Because the Gannett each day continues to wither away, our protection is extra vital than ever earlier than. We’re at present within the means of analyzing the very best path ahead for the RN&R—together with a potential conversion to nonprofit standing.

That’s the place you, our super-fans, are available in: We wish to higher perceive the place the RN&R suits into your life. What do you want about it? What may we do higher? And the way are you keen to assist us safe a sustainable future?

Frankly, I don’t need the RN&R’s future to depend upon me, or on the whims of every other proprietor. The RN&R is a group useful resource, and it might be incredible for it to belong to the group as a nonprofit. However to ensure that that to occur, we’ll want board members, and donors, and volunteers, and other people keen to assist us discover funding.

The way forward for this newspaper is brilliant. Our great advertisers and our reader supporters have gotten us to a spot the place we are able to pay our payments and do good issues. However to ensure that us to develop, and to ensure that us to outlive a potential financial downturn, we want the group to face behind us.

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