Native advertising is too valuable for independent publishers to ignore in today's independent news marketplace, where display advertising faces a slew of growing challenges. That was part of the message from Jaci Smith and Scott Brodbeck during Thursday's LION webinar, the 10th in the group's monthly series.
A Q&A with Carol Robidoux, publisher of Manchester Ink Link in New Hampshire.
A Q&A with Michael Kanin, publisher of the Austin Monitor in Texas.
A Q&A with LION member Leslie David, publisher of Benito Link in California.
A Q&A with LION member Andrew Birden, publisher of Fiddlehead Focus in northern Maine.
Bizyhood founder Scott Barnett says adding a business directory is only the first step for independent news publishers - it's what comes next that matters most.
A Q&A with LION member Barb Warden, publisher of Golden.com in Colorado.
A Q&A with LION member Mike Schoemer, publisher of North Wright County Today in Minnesota.
Travis Smith of Hop Studios in Vancouver says the best way news publishers can deal with ad blockers cutting into their revenue is to reduce the friction by making sure ads load quickly and effectively.
Smith, a journalist and former web editor for both Variety and the Los Angeles Times, is president of Hop Studios and was the guest speaker Tuesday for a webinar titled, "How Independent Publishers Can Survive Ad Blocking" from the LION Publishers. Tuesday's was the eighth webinar in the series launched by LION this year.
A Q&A with Liz George, publisher of Baristanet in New Jersey.
Slide presentations from speakers at the LION Publishers 2015 Summit in Chicago Oct. 1-3, 2015.
A Q&A with LION member Albert Stumm, publisher of the Passyunk Post in Philadelphia.
A Q&A with William E. Cleary Sr., publisher of CNBNews in New Jersey.
We're adding a section to the weekly LION newsletter devoted to news specifically about members and indie sites. So if you have a new product you've unveiled, a hire to announce or a reporting project you're particularly proud of or think others could learn from, please let us know.
At the 2015 LION Summit, the Board of Directors re-elected officers and thanked three founding directors for their service. The slate was unanimously approved by members at the annual meeting.
The current Board of Local Independent Online News Publishers is:
- Dylan Smith, Chairman, TucsonSentinel.com
- Charlotte Anne Lucas, Secretary (chair, Membership Committee), NowcastSA.org
- Doug Hardy, Treasurer, CTNewsJunkie.com
- Jay Allred, Richland Source
- Steve Beatty, TheLensNOLA.org
- Scott Brodbeck (chair, Member Benefits Committee), ARLnow.com
- Kelly Gilfillan, BrentwoodHomePage.com
- Suzanne McBride, AustinTalks.org
- Traven Rice, The Lo-Down
- Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow