18 journalism work-from-home tips from the LION Publishers community
The job of a Local Independent Online News Publisher is often a work-from-home one.
Miss the 2018 LION Summit in Chicago? Watch the replay here
If you missed the 2018 LION Summit in Chicago Oct. 11-13, you can catch up with video of many of the speakers and discussions here:
Investigative reporting on a shoestring budget
Investigative reporting can seem daunting for small newsrooms, especially when it comes to budget. Denise Malan of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) shared some insights with LION Summit attendees on how investigative reporting can be done on a “shoestring.”
LION Summit attendees cherish practical advice for sustainable local news businesses
For some past attendees, the annual LION conference in Chicago has been an invaluable starting point
Boot camp for new publishers featured at 2018 LION Summit
The country’s largest gathering of local independent online news publishers will kick off this year with a full-day “boot camp” for new publishers and idea-stage local news entrepreneurs. The 2018 LION Summit Oct. 11-13 at Columbia College in Chicago will feature three full days of presentations, workshops and discussion about sustainable local news business models, revenue, journalism, technology, audience development and engagement.
Annual summit of local independent online news publishers Oct. 11-13 in Chicago
The country’s largest gathering of local independent online news publishers will return to Chicago this fall for three days of discussion, advice, idea sharing and training on revenue, journalism, audience engagement and technology.
Discounted early-bird registration is available now for the annual LION Publishers Summit, Oct. 11-13 at Columbia College in Chicago.
How mentorship is helping local online news sites reach sustainability
Local publishers from Wisconsin, Michigan and New Orleans shared early lessons from a new program that uses mentorship to help independent online news sites build advertising support in their communities Friday at a LION Publishers summit at the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference in Orlando.
LION will hold indie publishers summit at Investigative Reporters & Editors conference
LION Publishers will hold a day-long summit at the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference in Orlando Friday, June 15, covering issues, opportunities, ideas and advice for local independent online news organizations and entrepreneurs who are considering starting their own local news site.
LION is accepting applications for investigative reporting grants
Last week’s news that The Denver Post would cut one-third of its already shrunken newsroom was a stark reminder of the plight of legacy newspapers and local accountability journalism.
Local independent online news organizations are emerging all over the country to fill the gaps, but two big questions loom: Can they implement a sustainable business model? And can small local news operations do the same kind of investigative and accountability journalism — work critical to democracy — that newspapers are abandoning?
10 local publishers chosen for local advertising mentorship program
Ten independent online news publishers from across the country have been chosen to participate in a yearlong program that will offer assistance in building advertising support for local journalism, LION Publishers announced Thursday.
LION will offer investigative local news reporting grants
LION Publishers will offer mini-grants to members to support local investigative reporting projects with the support of the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation. LION will receive a $25,000 grant from the foundation to assist members with building capacity for accountability journalism, it was announced Friday.