Founding of the Coprieta Standard

Founded in September 2006, the Coprieta Standard is the latest micronational news media publication by the award-winning Liam Sinclair. Regularly active in micronational journalism since October 2001, Sinclair is the recipient of several community awards including the FNORD for Best News Blog (Atteran Chronicle World, 2004), and the 2007 FNORD Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Sinclair has headed up several successful and respected news media publications, from his humble beginnings with the Micronational Free Press, to the prestigious RIMA Journal, which was the Anglophone Micronational Community’s first, and only to date, historically-themed publication.

Growth of the Coprieta Standard

On June 9, 2007, the Standard acquired a significant interest in the Apollo Inquisitor and Football Fever, both of which are well-established historic news sources in our community. Under the agreement, these publications will publish through the Standard. Joining the staff of the Standard is Iain de Vembria, the architect of Micronations.net, the Micronational News Network, and many other news publications and support mechanisms. To access the archives of these two publications, click the appropriate link in the Blogroll. Also that month, the Standard welcomed several new contributors, all of whom are veteran micronationalists and widely-respected community members: Lachlan Powers, Pete James, and Enrique Carrillo. Welcomed as well was the Standard’s first columnist, Thomas Maher, best known for his work in the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg and Kingdom of Novasolum. Hesam Jahandar also joined the Coprieta Standard as a columnist in late August 2007.


  • 2006 Norton Award for Excellence in the Field of Journalism (Liam Sinclair of the Coprieta Standard)
  • 2007 Norton Award for Excellence in the Field of Journalism recipient (Liam Sinclair for work on the Coprieta Standard and dedicated career in micronational journalism).
  • 2012 Iain Jacobson Award for Journalism (The Coprieta Standard)
  • 2013 Iain Jacobson Award for Journalism (The Coprieta Standard)
  • 2014 Iain Jacobson Award for Journalism (The Coprieta Standard)
  • 2015 Micronationalist Award for Best Journalist (Liam Sinclair)

Return to Print
The Coprieta Standard returned to print in March 2012, providing intermicronational news coverage and commentary, with a primary focus on the Micras and MicroWiki micronational communities.

Coprieta Standard Contributors Past and Present:

  • Liam Sinclair – Senior Editor and Owner
  • Lachlan Powers – Editor
  • Iain de Vembria – Editor
  • Pete James – Writer
  • Enrique Carrillo – Writer
  • Scott Alexander – Writer
  • Thomas Maher – Columnist
  • Hesam Jahandar – Columnist

Sinclair Publications © 2006, 2007, 2012-
All Rights Reserved.

September 2006 – December 2007
March 2012 – Present

This publication is in Copyright. Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no part of this work may be reproduced, transcribed, or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, Web distribution, or information storage and retrieval systems—without the written permission of Mr. Liam Sinclair.

Copyright of this publication is governed by the Law of Canada and international agreements pertaining to the protection of intellectual property rights.

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