The new Nevada Journal

Andy Matthews

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The new Nevada Journal

Long-time followers of NPRI will be familiar with the evolution of Nevada Journal, the Institute’s news-reporting operation. Launched as a hard-copy magazine in 1996, Nevada Journal went dormant in 2001 before we finally resuscitated it as an online publication in 2009.

While its format has changed, Nevada Journal’s purpose has not. It exists to provide high-quality reporting on issues that often get overlooked by the traditional media. In recent years, we’ve brought many such stories to light, including the dubious financial practices of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, statewide problems with property-tax assessment practices, and the “double dipping” by former Assembly speaker John Oceguera as both a legislator and a North Las Vegas firefighter.

And now, I’d like to share with you another new development with Nevada Journal that will make us even more effective at fulfilling its mission.

I’m happy to announce that we’ve recently begun to incorporate content from the Associated Press at What that means is that in addition to the solid original reporting that our own staff produces, we’ll also feature AP stories that will be of great interest to our readers.

The changing newsroom dynamics in recent years have meant that a lot of the AP’s best work — including some of its superior in-depth reporting — doesn’t make it into the mainstream press. But now, we’re making many of those stories available for public consumption.

I urge you to check out the new — recently redesigned to feature the AP content prominently — and I also hope you’ll revisit frequently to get the latest news and developments.

And of course, as I said already, we’ll continue to generate our own quality news stories on issues that impact the lives of Nevadans. (If you haven’t seen Steve Miller’s latest piece on the security risks brought on by the Obamacare fiasco, go read it now. Believe me: You don’t want to miss it.)

I’m extremely proud of the tremendous job that Steve and his team have done in making Nevada Journal the outstanding news resource it is. But I know he shares my commitment to looking constantly for new ways to better serve our readers. So please, visit and check out its new look — and send me any feedback or suggestions you may have for how we can make it even better. As always, you can reach me at

Take care, and have a great weekend.

Andy Matthews
NPRI President

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