A Q&A with LION member Chip Rowe, publisher of Highlands Current in New York.
A Q&A with LION member Gordon Joseloff, publisher of Westport Now in Connecticut.
Host Scott Brodbeck (ARLnow.com, RestonNow.com) interviews Field Walsh of TXK Today in Texas, whose route to local news was non-traditional and who has found success in an advertising model and video.
A Q&A with Shereen Siewert, publisher of the Wausau Pilot & Review in WIsconsin.
As long as there have been big corporate newspaper chains answering to the stock market rather than independent, family ownership, newsrooms have braced for “layoff season” — coming right before the start of a new fiscal year, or immediately following.
A Q&A with Barry Friedman, publisher of LkldNow.com in Lakeland, Florida.
LION Publishers is offering a monthly webinar series that will tackle programmatic advertising for local independent online news sites, navigating legal issues surrounding copyright and fair use, managing website metrics, and localizing free content available from national news sites.
Are your story archives protected from a major server crash or other technology problem? And what happens to news archives crucial to the history of a community if a local online news site closes down?
LION Publishers is pleased to have welcomed more than two dozen new members running local independent online news sites from 18 different states over the past year, plus other new members who are preparing to launch sites.
Margaret Sullivan is right to sound the alarm about what steep newspaper cuts are doing to local journalism across the country, but her April 16 column, “Great local reporting stands between you and wrongdoing. And it needs saving,” misses the story of what is replacing and can replace what’s being lost.
The Valley Independent Sentinel's editor and reporter are on camera for 36 hours straight to make the case for supporting local journalism - and other nonprofits - in Connecticut's blue collar Naugatuck Valley.
A Q&A with Mary Alice Murphy, publisher of the Grant County Beat in New Mexico.
LION member Jesus Sanchez is the proprietor of The Eastsider LA in Los Angeles. We talked with Jesus about being a one man band, making ends meet when you're covering communities in a big city (including communities that are gentrifying), and about the differences between LION sites in large metro areas and smaller towns.
LION members know Matt DeRienzo from his work as our executive director. But March 6 marks a milestone for Matt: his first day as LION's *full time* ED. Thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation, Matt is focused full time on serving members and growing LION as an organization. We talked with Matt about his work with LION, his print media background, the future of LION, and what LION members are doing to sustain and distinguish themselves and grow in an increasingly Facebook-and-Google dominated online advertising landscape.
LION member Joe Hyde, publisher of San Angelo LIVE! in Texas, talked with us about a variety of topics, from earning extra revenue from programmatic advertising to keeping your readers on your site longer. He also explained how he went from flying bombers for the Air Force to starting a small ISP to launching a LION site.