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MEMBERS

Meet our members

We have more than 400 members across the U.S. and Canada who are charting a new course for the future of independent journalism.

MEMBER BENEFITS

What we offer

LION members receive exclusive benefits as they build and develop sustainable news businesses.

community

Community

recognition

Recognition

education

Education

events

Events

funding

Funding

support

Support

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

Why members value LION

When I launched Flint Beat, I felt like I was out there on an island all by myself. LION let me know that I wasn't. There were other publishers going through some of the same things I was going through. So to me, LION is family.

Jiquanda Johnson
Flint Beat

"The LION-GNI audit, as a service, is something we would not know how to obtain elsewhere and will likely mark a significant milestone in our ability to grow and sustain our organization."

Gabe Schneider
The Objective

"I expected the same ‘thanks for your money, here’s a bunch of emails’ [treatment] I received from other industry associations. Instead, I gained access to resources and tools that have helped me to elevate my outlet, make workflows easier, and get support from fellow publishers.

Elizabeth Miller
Auburn Examiner

“The LION-GNI Boot Camp has been pivotal to the development of my media startup and my growth as a founder. The instruction is enlightening; the coaching is propelling; the access to resources, generous; and the community is both inspiring and supportive. My company is better because of this boot camp—and so am I.”

Travers Johnson
Queerency
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PROJECT OASIS

Charting the growing ecosystem

There are more than 700 independent local news startups in the U.S. and Canada, and a third of them launched in the last five years alone. Learn more through our Project Oasis database and report.

FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

We couldn't do it without you

LION's work is supported by our 400+ member organizations across the United States and Canada, as well as by our funders and partners.