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LION Webinar 8: How Independent Publishers Can Survive Ad Blocking

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.

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Member announcements: Share your news

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.

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LION Publishers elects officers, thanks departing directors

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

 

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