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LION Publishers share their expertise in editorial, technology, business, advertising sales, marketing and fundraising with their peers. Network with a supportive group of online news pioneers who are proving daily that local online news can not only survive, but thrive.

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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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Submissions open for the 2020 LION Local Journalism Awards

Who will get top marks for their coronavirus coverage? Which outlets led by example through collaboration?  Who will be named Publisher of the Year?    It could be you.    LION Publishers is now accepting submissions from LION members for the 2020 Local Journalism Awards. We’ll hand out awards to recognize our colleagues across the

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Boost your business by connecting with local independent online news publishers across the country. LION has many opportunities available.

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