THE LATEST FROM LION
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Reshma Kothari joins LION Publishers as our Finance & Operations Manager
Meet the 74 finalists of the 2023 LION Local Journalism Awards
LION is recruiting community ambassadors to reach more independent news publishers
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Meet our members
We have more than 450 members across the U.S. and Canada who are charting a new course for the future of independent journalism.
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
Prevent burnout as a news business leader
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
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 450+ member organizations across the United States and Canada, as well as by our funders and partners.