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To apply for membership in LION Publishers, please fill in the form below:

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A note for startup publishers

If you are a startup publisher (with a site operating for less than one year, or not yet launched), please provide as much detail as possible on your editorial and revenue strategies. Be descriptive regarding your experience, and your market, competitive environment, and business plan.

To provide the Membership Committee with enough information to review your application, please answer these questions when filling out the form below:

  • How long have you been planning your site?
  • How many partners? How many staff/contributors do you have signed on?
  • Years of reporting/editing experience? Years of sales experience? Years of management experience?
  • How many (original) stories per day will you publish? How many aggregated/curated/syndicated stories per day?
  • What topics/beats will you cover?
  • What other local sites are your models/inspiration?
  • What will your revenue sources be, and what is the revenue capacity of your coverage area?
  • What is the potential size of your readership? What are the demographics of your market? What other media outlets serve your community?
  • Are there members of LION Publishers familiar with your plans and/or previous work?

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