Indy in the Media

The Nevada Independent was identified as a "successful model for self-sustaining digital news enterprise".


Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent, appeared on MSNBC numerous times as ballot counting continued in Nevada.


Megan Messerly's COVID-19 data and infographic was selected by LION Publishers as a "comprehensive data project that readers need."


NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith talked with Michelle Rindels of The Nevada Independent about the Nevada Legislature passing a bill to expand mail-in voting during times of emergency.


Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent, was interviewed about the state of the 2020 presidential race and the issues motivating voters in Nevada.


Politico linked to The Nevada Independent regarding possible tax hikes during the 31st Special Session of the Legislature.


FoxNews linked to report by The Nevada Independent regarding the Democratic Party-aligned groups temporarily dropping a lawsuit regarding a planned all-mail primary election in June.


KTNV Las Vegas linked to report by The Nevada Independent on the first case of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Nevada.


Editor Jon Ralston was interviewed by CNN Editor-at-large, Chris Cillizza regarding all things Nevada ahead of the February 22nd caucus.


Editor Jon Ralston appeared on "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams" to discuss The Indy's poll results for the 2020 presidential race.


Politico linked to The Nevada Independent poll conducted by the Mellman Group.


Bloomberg linked to The Nevada Independent poll.


The Washington Post quoted The Nevada Independent poll results.


CNN politics linked to The Indy's 2020 Presidential Candidate Tracker. 


NV Indy Editor Jon Ralston was quoted in this Medium story on nonprofit news sites noting our "in-depth public policy coverage as well as campaign and political reporting" and saying we have the "gold-standard in transparency: every single donor, from $5 individual donations to major corporate bequeaths, is disclosed."


Editor and founder of The Nevada Independent Jon Ralston says to Washington Post Live he founded the nonprofit news and opinion website to help fill a gap he saw in his community.


“The future is in good hands”: Journalists, including The Nevada Independent Editor and Founder Jon Ralston, share their hopes for the future of the industry on Washington Post Live.


BuzzFeed News linked to The Indy's op-ed by Samantha Register and Editor Jon Ralston's column on the allegations against and resignation of former Nevada congressman Ruben Kihuen.


Politico mentioned The Indy's story on the health of Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson.


Roll Call credited The Indy for being first to report on surprising comments made by former Rep. Ruben Kihuen during an interview on a Spanish radio show.


The Hill referenced The Indy's interview with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.


Fox News quoted our story on a campaign visit by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.


The Hill referenced our coverage of President Donald Trump talking about former Sen. Dean Heller's lukewarm support for him.


U.S. News & World Report mentioned The Indy's story on Gov. Steve Sisolak's reaction to the feds secretly shipping plutonium to Nevada.


The Hill quoted Indy Editor Jon Ralston's two-part write-up on an interview last week with former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.


Politico mentioned The Nevada Independent’s Humberto Sanchez re: his report that Sen. Dean Heller wants to be the next Interior secretary, and many of his current colleagues support him.


INN recognized The Nevada Independent's Jackie Valley for her award-winning five-part series about a struggling Las Vegas school in The Best of Nonprofit News 2018.


Roll Call credited The Indy for being first to report on Catherine Cortez Masto becoming the first Latina to lead DSCC.


Nieman Reports gave credit to The Indy for how we cover politics in Nevada.


Haaretz mentioned The Indy in their story on Nevada Senate race polls.

(10/3/2018) credited The Nevada Independent in a fact check on Vying for Veterans’ Votes in Nevada.


Many news outlets including NBC NewsThe Washington PostHuffington PostUSA Today credited The Indy's reporting on Sen. Dean Heller's remarks ("We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races.”) during a conference call in advance of Trump’s planned visit to Nevada on Thursday.


The Los Angeles Times credited The Indy for reporting first on brothel owner and GOP Nevada Assembly nominee Dennis Hof being under investigation for allegations of rape.


Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston offered insight on the Nevada Senate race between Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen and incumbent Republican Dean Heller on MSNBC.


U.S. News & World Report mentioned The Indy's early poll finding Democratic state Senator Aaron Ford ahead of Republican Wes Duncan, the deputy attorney general, in the race for attorney general (36 percent to 27 percent).


CNBC noted that a copy of the complaint by a privately held U.S.-based drugmaker was posted online by The Nevada Independent.


NBC News linked to The Indy's primer on today’s primary races.


Los Angeles Times quoted The Indy's story about former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid being treated for pancreatic cancer.


Vox reported on The Indy's Mellman Group poll, noting that Sen. Dean Heller is neck and neck with his Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen.


The Hill reported on the Indy's Mellman Group poll, noting Sen. Dean Heller (R) leads his Democratic challenger by just 1 point.


The Washington Post quoted The Indy re: Rep. Mark Amodei defending his office's response to what it characterized as a 'vulgar' phone call from a student.


NBC News linked to The Nevada Independent's story on Danny Tarkanian's move to switch races after being urged to do so by President Trump.


National Journal credited The Indy for our story on Ryan Bundy's plan to run for governor.


Poynter highlighted our Honest Abe scale and credited The Nevada Independent's Riley Snyder as being "the only dedicated political fact-checker in Nevada."


Major Garrett gives a shout-out to The Indy during testimony to the British House of Commons. (It comes about 20:44:00. And note the question from the member afterward to reaffirm our name!)


Indy Editor Jon Ralston is quoted in The New York Times on shocking accusations of decades of sexual misconduct against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn.


The Nevada Independent founder and Editor Jon Ralston comments on sexual misconduct and harassment accusations against Steve Wynn on CNBC's "Fast Money."


Fox News linked to the Indy's story on the second woman who accused Rep. Ruben Kihuen of persistent, unwanted sexual advances.


The Hill mentioned Indy Editor Jon Ralston's Tweet about Kihuen's timeline to answer questions about the first evidence of his predatory behavior as a member of Congress.


CNN politics linked to The Indy's story on the second woman who accused Rep. Ruben Kihuen of persistent, unwanted sexual advances.


BuzzFeed News linked to The Indy's story on the second woman that accused Rep. Ruben Kihuen of persistent, unwanted sexual advances.


National Journal linked to The Nevada Independent's exclusive, via Megan Messerly, on a woman who says Rep. Ruben Kihuen harassed her for years with texts and unwanted touching.

These national media outlets also noted our story: MSNBC, PoliticoFox NewsWashington Post, The Hill, Huffington PostWashington Examiner, NY Daily News and Stars and Stripes


The Indy's fact checking ratings system enlisting an "Honest Abe" (Abraham Lincoln) cartoon on a sliding scale was recognized by Duke Reporters' Lab


MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show linked to our IndyTalks event featuring a one-on-one interview with The Indy Editor Jon Ralston and Governor Brian Sandoval.


The Washington Post credited The Nevada Independent for big interviews with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison. 


NPR credits The Nevada Independent for our story about the ACLU suing to block a proposed anti-sanctuary cities ballot measure.


The Indy's fact checking system was recognized by Duke Reporters' Lab and added to their map.

They particularly noted our sliding true-to-false scale with a cartoon version of President Abraham Lincoln.


NPR credited The Nevada Independent for a story about a political action committee backed by Top Nevada Republican Senator Michael Roberson.


The Nevada Independent is mentioned in The Washington Post on an update from Gov. Sandoval on whether the state can share gun purchase background check duties with the feds.


CJR praised The Nevada Independent and reporter Daniel Rothberg on the "clutch of original articles" on the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas.


Columbia Journalism Review credited The Nevada Independent and praised Indy reporter Megan Messerly for jumping right into a big Medicaid story and providing engaging reporting on a tough topic. (9/28/17)

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show quoted The Nevada Independent's story on Gov. Brian Sandoval criticizing the Sen. Dean Heller-sponsored health-care bill.


Jalopnik quoted The Nevada Independent on a report that Nevada is done with the deal it cut with Faraday Future.


The Hill credited The Nevada Independent for a key quote from Gov. Brian Sandoval (R).


The Washington Post credited The Nevada Independent with a remark Sen. Dean Heller made to a Hispanic group in Las Vegas.


Slate quoted The Indy's article on the big money that will be spent to defend Sen. Dean Heller after his vote for the "skinny" Obamacare repeal.


NPR cited The Indy's story on the two Hansens (Alexa and lawmaker Ira) making a joint announcement on plans to run for office.


Jalopnik credits The Nevada Independent for its story on an incentive deal cut with Faraday Future.


USA Today cited The Indy's story on Jacky Rosen's run for U.S. Senate.


Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent, sizes up what may be the most vulnerable Republican senator up in 2018 on Ken Rudin's Political Junkie.


Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston joined CBS News "Red & Blue" to break down Heller's role in this health care fight and talk about whether it will affect his chances of re-election in 2018.


National Journal linked to The Nevada Independent's story on the DSCC going up with Google ads asking people to not “be fooled” by Heller’s news conference on the health care bill with Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Daily Kos picked it up when Indy editor Jon Ralston reported that Danny Tark might jump into Nevada's U.S. Senate race.


Slate interviewed Indy editor Jon Ralston re: Harry Reid’s departure from the political scene, what big GOP donors including Sheldon Adelson stand to gain from Obamacare repeal and why Sen. Heller may yet prove to be a thorn in Sen. McConnell's side.


Politifact includds The Indy's Fact Check feature and Honest Abe ratings scale in its curated list of fact checks around the web.


The Nevada Independent Editor, Jon Ralston, is quoted in The New York Times on a bold comment: Sen. Dean Heller does not like his job. (6/24/2017)

Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston talks with channel 3's Jeff Gillan about health care reform. (6/21/2017)

The Indy makes it to the Far East in the Macau Daily Times! (6/20/2017)

CBS Sports picked up on a tweet by reporter Jackie Valley re: a stunning demand by the Raiders. A few days later, Sheldon Adelson pulled out of the stadium deal, taking his $650 million with him. Here's CBS's clip of Jackie's Tweet:

The Indy was all over Adelson's withdrawal from the deal and editor Jon Ralston got the inside scoop on the unraveling.

Vegas Seven asked whether The Nevada Independent can give the Silver State a new voice? (We think so, yes...) (1/19/2017)

The L. A. Times included Megan Messerly's terrific profile of incoming Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, who originally hails from Compton, CA, in its Top Stories rundown:

(1/18/2017), an editorially independent, nonprofit service of the American University School of Communication, did a write-up on our commitment to be bilingual news site. (1/18/2017)

On launch day, Yahoo News welcomed The Nevada Independent to the fast-moving, ever-changing world of political media. (1/17/2017)

The New York Times gave a nod to the launch of The Nevada Independent on the eve of its inception. (1/16/2017)

Desert Companion expanded on its initial blog post about The Nevada Independent. (1/1/2017)

Jon sat down with Desert Companion editor Andrew Kiraly to talk about the new venture. Andrew's blog post quickly followed. (12/2/2016)

Neiman Journalism Lab talked with founder and editor Jon Ralston about the site, Nevada demographics, and the challenges of modern-day polling. (11/15/2016)

Politico got the scoop on the launch of the The Nevada Independent. (11/14/2016)