Advisory Council

LION’s Advisory Council is a group of news pioneers who support the mission of Local Independent Online News Publishers. They provide valuable expertise to members of the LION Board of Directors.

Michele McLellan

Founder, Block by Block and Michele’s List; Knight Digital Media Center consultant

Jay Rosen

Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University; Blogger, Pressthink

Steven Waldman

President and co-founder of Report for America, and previously co-founder of BeliefNet, LifePosts and The Brooklyn Game. Former Senior Visiting Media Policy Scholar, Columbia Journalism School; lead author of

Jan Schaffer

Executive Director, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism

Lou Waters

Original anchor team, CNN (retired)

Mike Orren

Chief Product Officer, Dallas Morning News; previously founder, Pegasus News; president, Speakeasy.