Happy Holidays & See You in 2012

As 2011 draws to a close, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and thank each of you for your readership, support, comments and story ideas.

This week the Nevada News Bureau (NNB) closes out  another great year of bringing you statehouse and political news. We are pleased to say we attracted more than 98,000 unique visitors to our website in 2011.

Also, many of the Silver State’s rural and small town newspapers, as well as numerous news and talk radio stations, publish and/or broadcast our free stories as a service to their followers, so we reach thousands more throughout Nevada.

Unlike most media outlets, which carefully guard their content (and sometimes even sue for copyright infringement), Nevada News Bureau has a “Steal Our Stuff” policy under a Creative Commons license that allows anyone, anywhere to use our content with proper credit. In the spirit of Christmas all year round, we consider our content a gift and a public service. (Please just mention our name and link when you post a story!)

As for the future…

We hope to hire another reporter in early 2012 so we can write more stories including some investigative and/or “watchdog” reporting and more multimedia content.

We’ve submitted a number of grant requests to charitable foundations that support non-profit journalism, and we are also relying on the generosity of our readers to help us meet this goal. In fact, one generous donor has offered to match any donation made by the end of the year (that’s Dec. 31, one week from today)!

So please, if you can spare a few dollars to support non-profit, enterprise journalism in Nevada, take a moment to donate to our cause. And, if you’ve already donated this year, thank you for helping us stay in business.

Our main page is now on hiatus until Monday, January 2, but we’ll continue to keep an eye out for major stories and breaking news which we’ll put up on our blog if/when it occurs.

Best wishes in 2012!

With warm regards,

E. Crum

Editor

&

Sean Whaley

Capital Bureau Chief

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