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Bob Conrad, ThisisReno Publisher & Editor. Photo: Teresa Danna-Douglas.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced this week that publications like ours will no longer be seen as often in Facebook’s news feed — the place where many of our readers rely on getting local news.

We’ve anticipated this for months, and fortunately we do not rely solely on Facebook for website traffic. (Google has always been our primary referral source.)

Though we have a sizeable following on Facebook, it is clear that the recent announcement further harms the ability of our readers to actually see news from ThisisReno. Amazingly, unlike other publishers, we have not noticed a sizable drop in reach on Facebook. This, I believe, is due to the fact that we  focus strictly on local news that is important to the Reno-area community.

But we can’t bank on that in the wake of Zuckerberg’s announcement.

The easiest way to keep getting ThisisReno stories — at no charge — is to sign up for our e-newsletter. Starting next week, our now weekly newsletter will be sent out Monday through Friday morning and will feature the latest stories on ThisisReno. We’ll take a break on Saturday and then feature a Sunday edition that summarizes the week’s top news and highlights upcoming events for that week.

Never miss a story by joining our list. We don’t share your information and you may easily unsubscribe at any time. Please join here.

If you like what we’re doing, please also consider becoming a financial supporter of ThisisReno by becoming a ThisisReno member. We’re planning some fun and interesting things for 2018, and hope to make it worth your while. Details are here and below this story.

Thank you for sticking with us.

-Bob Conrad

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.