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LION is dedicated to improving our members' businesses, on both the editorial and revenue side. Members share their strategies on running news operations that are growing, not shrinking.

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LION Board gets new leadership; Allred, Powell to steer org

The Board of Directors of LION Publishers has new leadership. The Board approved the transition at its annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, approving Jay Allred as Chair of the Board and electing Tracie Powell as Vice Chair. Under LION’s bylaws, Chair and Vice Chair terms last for one year each; the Vice Chair becomes Chair

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