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Lawton: Publishing primer published in NetNewsCheck

An outline of first steps for fledgling publishers, written by LION's Beth Lawton, was published by NetNewsCheck: "Ensuring your own success as a journalism entrepreneur comes from careful and deliberate planning and sustainable organization and systems as much as it comes from passion." Read more »

LION Publishers hires Lawton to lead leap ahead for local news

LION Publishers is proud to announce the hiring of an experienced media professional, Beth Lawton, as the organization's Executive Director. Lawton will tackle the nonprofit group's efforts to better connect the members of Local Independent Online News Publishers, and to foster the growth of indie news sites across the country. Read more »

Borrell offering LION members free benchmarking survey

LION Publishers has teamed with Borrell Associates to benchmark members' online revenues. Borrell, a noted industry research and consulting firm, will survey members on their revenues in various categories to gather data for a private, members-only report on the state of the LION segment of the industry. Read more »

LION partners to sponsor NYC Indie Media Camp

Local Independent Online News Publishers is partnering with email magazine Brooklyn Based to offer NYC metro-area members reduced-price access to the NYC Indie Media Camp, a one-day workshop for budding and veteran online publishers to be held Nov. 13. Read more »

Getting Patched? Start your own news site

Patch editors who are being laid off: if you've got the drive to be an entrepreneur, we've got a network of independent publishers who are ready and willing to help you establish a news outlet that is focused on your community. Read more »

Indie pride: LION Publishers membership tops 100

Membership in Local Independent Online News Publishers reached more than 100 at the beginning of June, the national educational nonprofit announced Tuesday. LION Publishers members include more than 90 dues-paying CEOs of local indie news sites around the country, plus their business partners and selected staff members. Read more »

Sez who? LION joins call for accuracy, attribution

LION backs industry statement on plagiarism, ethics: Reporters do a lot of things to earn their keep: interview public figures, comb through public records, attend community events, work to offer comprehensive background on the tough questions we face together. But what we get paid for is something that should never be questioned, never be for sale. Trust. Read more »

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