The Nevada Independent aims to be the primary news organization providing Nevadans with in-depth news coverage and informed opinions that shed light on the matters that affect them most.
Its reporting focuses on campaigns and elections, federal and state government, economy and business, and the following policy areas: education, law and criminal justice, healthcare, immigration, energy, and environment. It provides content in English and Spanish to serve the entire Nevada community.
With support from the American Journalism Project, The Nevada Independent seeks to grow into a true statewide news source, covering local governments and communities in all 17 counties. A new chief revenue officer and expanded leadership team will support growth of beat reporting and multilocal government and policy coverage by reporters across the state.
Jon Ralston has been covering politics in Nevada for more than 30 years. His blog, Ralston Reports, was founded in 2012 and now lives on The Nevada Independent website. Over the years, Jon has hosted several TV programs, including "Ralston Live" on Vegas PBS and "Ralston Reports" on KSNV News 3. He is an MSNBC contributor and has appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Elizabeth (or just "E" to friends and media colleagues) Thompson has been covering Nevada politics and government since 2008. Her television work includes hosting “Nevada Week in Review” on Vegas PBS for most of 2014, co-hosting the daily political talk show “The Agenda” on KSNV News 3 from 2012-2013 and working as the political analyst for KTNV News 13 from 2009-2011. E's work has also been published in the Wall Street Journal and National Review Online and she has provided political analysis and commentary for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and numerous Nevada television and radio stations.