Readers, Colleagues, Media Partners & Friends:
It is with deep appreciation for your help, encouragement, readership and support over the past three years that I am tasked with announcing the suspension of operations at the Nevada News Bureau.
In short, we have been unable to secure the funds we would need to continue operating in 2013. Such is life, sometimes, in the non-profit world.
More than two dozen Nevada newspapers and websites have been regularly publishing our stories this past year, and I regret that we will no longer be able to provide them with free, non-partisan content about Nevada government and politics. I am also sorry to disappoint the more than 330,000 readers who have visited our website since we launched in 2009, as well as our faithful Nevada readers who total nearly 20,000.
Sean Whaley, our stellar capitol bureau reporter, has landed on his feet at his old digs, the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He starts soon, and I know you will all wish him well. It has been my great honor to work alongside Sean and call him both a colleague and friend.
I will continue to co-host the daily political talk show “The Agenda” at KSNV-Channel 3 and will still be Tweeting pithy remarks and links from @elizcrum. I may also soon be revving things up at my old blog and posting news and opinion blurbs for your reading pleasure.
Nevada News Bureau will continue to register annually with the Nevada Secretary of State as a non-profit organization and will, in the eyes of the Department of Treasury, be an inactive nonprofit for the time being. Our governing board is open to restarting operations should we secure funding through one or more donations or media partnerships. If you are donor looking for a worthy cause or a media organization wishing to discuss opportunities for partnership with us, please contact me.
All in all, it’s been a great ride, and we hope we brought something worthy to Nevada.
You will note that today is Mayan Apocalypse Day. Sean and I thought the timing for our farewell message was appropriate.
P.S. We sent out this press release at 8 a.m. In the time since, we have received dozens of wonderful, humbling emails from our readers. I would like to thank those individuals for helping us feel that we did, indeed, do good things.