THE LATEST FROM LION
Introducing LION’s 2023-2024 board and executive leadership
Stel Duncan joins LION Publishers as our Associate Director of Technology
A primer on funding and support for Canadian independent news publishers
“P&Ls and other dumb sh*t,” plus other takeaways from our Southeast Meetup
LION is hiring a Membership Director
Meet the 36 winners of the 2023 LION Local Journalism Awards
Introducing LION’s five-year strategic growth plan
What we’ve learned about the unique struggles and success of BIPOC news leaders, and how to better support them
38 LION members selected for Sustainability Audit’s 2023 September-November cycle
Adding more staff isn’t the only way to lessen your workload
Weekly tip sheet on independent news
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Meet our members
We have more than 475 members across the U.S. and Canada who are charting a new course for the future of independent journalism.
Focusing on People Operations for Innovation and Training
CalMatters CEO on Texas Tribune layoffs: ‘Growing too fast is a danger, but so is standing still.’
Taking Control of Finances Through Budgeting and Forecasting
Improving Employee Retention Through Systems and Documentation
Reimagine newsroom culture and build more sustainable workplaces
Why dollars alone won’t save the local news industry
What does it take to support news publishers with personalized coaching?
Make time for revenue work in 2023
What we offer
LION members receive exclusive benefits as they build and develop sustainable news businesses.
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."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
Charting the growing ecosystem
The number of independent local news organizations has grown by six times in the last decade. As of August 2023, there are more than 1,200 independent local news startups in the U.S. and Canada. 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 475+ member organizations across the United States and Canada, as well as by our funders and partners.