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Moonshine Ink is Truckee's Bilingual Newspaper

TitleMoonshine Ink is Truckee's Bilingual Newspaper
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2005-03-28
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #116 - "Moonshine Ink" (Air Date: May 10, 2005). Anne Grogan, Editor of the Moonshine Ink community newspaper in Truckee, discusses its content and readership, which includes the Spanish speaking community.
SubjectHispanic Americans -- Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.) -- Newspapers
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2006-02-15
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment A116: Moonshine Ink Air Date: May 10, 2005 Tease @ 20:52 "the next time you're in Truckee be sure to pick up a copy of Moonshine Ink. I'm Shelly Purdy, I'll take you inside the pages of this unique publication coming up on the Lake Tahoe Report." Anchor Intro: Most small towns have community newspapers. But, the Town of Truckee has two…one more mainstream publication, and another more alternative publication called Monshine Ink. The paper is wildly popular among Truckee locals. In tonight's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly Purdy explains why. ((TAKE PKG)) ((Track 1)) Anne Grogan began planning the first pages of Moonshine Ink in March of 2002. She initially thought the paper would be one 8 and a half by 11 sheet of paper. That idea has now grown into a 40 page newspaper that hits the streets monthly throughout the Truckee area. ((s/u @ 9:48 shelly Purdy)) "Moonshine Ink has a readership of about 7, 000 people which makes it a very small community paper. But the way it is printed in both English and Spanish makes it a very diverse publication for the local community." ((sot @ 1:58 Anne Grogan, Editor, Moonshine Ink)) "We really felt strongly that the Spanish speaking members of our community needed a source of information that's as timely as can be considering translation needs and whatnot." ((track 2)) And the information and stories they translate are important to both the English and Spanish speaking members of the community. Health stories, education, housing, growth and development are all written in both English and Spanish. And one topic that's very close to Anne Grogan's heart: the environment. With so much going on in the Tahoe Truckee area these days, she feels it's important for all members of the community to be well informed about the issues. ((sot @ 3:07)) "I think that comes as much from our personal interests as what's reflected by everyone in the community." ((Track 3)) Moonshine Ink is part news, part community calendar, part local newsletter. It's target audience isn't just one small group…it's the entire community. ((sot @ 7:55)) "We hear from people who run the gamut. I've heard from mechanics who get up in the middle of the dark…don't come home till it's dark….they turn on the tube, drink their beer and read Moonshine Ink cover to cover. And the attorneys read it cover to cover." ((track 4)) Next time you're in Truckee, pick up a copy and see for yourself. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. Anchor Tag: You can find Moonshine Ink at newsstands throughout town and in most stores and coffee shops.

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