LION member spotlight: Watershed Post
A Q&A with Watershed Post publisher Lissa Harris on the challenges of online news coverage in rural Catskills region.
LION member spotlight: Charlottesville Tomorrow
A Q&A with Charlottesville Tomorrow publisher Brian Wheeler as the nonprofit independent local news site celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Newspapers miss out on huge growth in digital ad revenue, Pew study finds
The U.S. newspaper industry continues to suffer revenue declines and is over-reliant on print audience and advertising.
LION member spotlight: Evanston Now
Evanston Now Publisher Bill Smith talks about audience growth and revenue sustainability as he approaches a decade of independent online local news coverage outside Chicago.
LION member spotlight: Richland Source
Publisher Jay Allred talks about how the Richland Source in Ohio is diversifying revenue sources that support local news coverage – even starting a clothing line.
LION member spotlight: Potomac Local
The publisher of Potomac Local in Virginia offers advice to local news startups: Focus early on growing business side, learning advertisers’ needs.
LION member spotlight: CTNewsJunkie
The publishers of CTNewsJunkie.com talk about building a diverse revenue model to support their clickbait-free coverage of Connecticut state government.
Journalism and Women Symposium discount available to LION members
LION members are eligible for a special discounted membership in the Journalism and Women Symposium, or JAWS, a national networking organization for women in journalism.
LION member spotlight: Universal Hub
The publisher of an independent news site that’s not just “in Boston,” but “of Boston,” talks about standing out in a crowded media market.
LION offers free monthly webinar series for members
Frustrations with organic reach on Facebook, how to apply for foundation funding, and moving beyond simple display advertising are among upcoming topics in a new monthly webinar series free for LION members.
LION member spotlight: Prairie Village Post
Founder of Kansas local news site says journalism entrepreneurs need patience and a strong early focus on business development.
‘Culture of accuracy’ needed as journalists work fast and alone
Journalists can work quickly and independently without sacrificing accuracy, a panel of leading breaking news editors and journalism educators — including LION Publishers member Ned Berke — said at a forum at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.