Apply to be LION’s News Revenue Coach

Title: LION News Revenue Coach Status: Full-time Location: Remote Salary: $80,000 Benefits: Eligible for benefits. Job description:  If you want to work directly with independent news publishers to recruit, train and coach new employees in revenue-generating roles, we want to hear from you. LION Publishers has evolved into an association serving aspiring and existing news

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Cassie Balfour joins LION as our Membership Programming Manager

As LION continues to grow, we need a strong, dedicated advocate for our LION members and their continued success in running independent news business. Cassie Balfour will be that advocate. Cassie is joining us from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) where she implemented and administered programs supporting journalists from around the globe and has

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Meet our GNI Startups Lab coaches

LION Publishers is working with the Google News Initiative to launch the GNI Startups Lab in North America, a six-month program that will provide a small group of independent digital news startups with coaching and capital to help put them on the path to sustainability. Today we’re introducing our three GNI Startups Lab coaches who

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Mariko Lochridge joins LION as the Tiny News Collective Product Manager

Just after announcing our partnership with News Catalyst to launch the Tiny News Collective, we hired Mariko Lochridge as the project’s product manager. Mariko was most recently a small business consultant in Los Angeles county serving over 200 entrepreneurs in the Japanese diaspora. During her time in that role she conceptualized and launched a community

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LION members will meet new standards to renew their membership by Jan. 30

Dear LION Publishers members, Over the summer, we let you know about some upcoming changes to LION memberships. We’re excited about these changes, which we believe will not only help you but also bolster the independent journalism ecosystem. In January, we’re asking all of our current members to “re-apply” with the membership form that we’ve been using

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Resources

Want to launch a news startup? Here are some ways to get started. LION Publishers (LION): Sign up for our weekly email for news entrepreneurs. Request to join our News Entrepreneurs Slack community. Apply to become a LION aspiring entrepreneur member, which includes benefits like members-only programming and a private community with other independent news

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Making News Deserts a Thing of The Past

As news deserts expand, leaving millions without access to local coverage, independent, web-native news organizations are filling the void. Tune in as Rick Rogers, CRO at TownNews, and Nick Parker, Publisher of Link 2 Lee’s Summit, talk about the challenges facing online-only news start-ups, and show how the power of a best-of-breed CMS can help

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Apply to be LION’s Membership Programming Manager

The applications for this position are now closed. Title: Membership programming manager, LION Publishers Status: Full-time Location: Remote Salary: $60,000 Benefits: Eligible for benefits. Job description: If you’re passionate about connecting entrepreneurs with training, resources and community to build sustainable news businesses, we’d love to hear from you. Over the past year, LION Publishers has

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How Adblock Detection Affects Your Revenue Strategy

Do you know how much revenue you’re losing to ad blockers?  Join RevCatch on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 2 PM EST for a webinar to discuss: The publishing industry impact of ad blockers How to engage ad block users How to require whitelisting OR paid subscription in exchange for ad-free browsing. Fireside chat with

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Step Up Your Tech with Time-Saving Tools

Automating your content development has never been easier, thanks to cutting edge technology. Join Our Hometown for a webinar tour of tools that make it easier than ever to publish local news. Explore options like automated podcast creation (audio articles), hybrid iOS/Android apps with customizable push notifications, plugins for scheduling articles on social media and

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LION Board gets new leadership; Allred, Powell to steer org

The Board of Directors of LION Publishers has new leadership. The Board approved the transition at its annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, approving Jay Allred as Chair of the Board and electing Tracie Powell as Vice Chair. Under LION’s bylaws, Chair and Vice Chair terms last for one year each; the Vice Chair becomes Chair

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Meet the winners of the 2020 LION Awards

We’re excited to announce the winners for the 2020 LION Awards, which celebrated the best of independent online media across the U.S. and Canada, from solopreneurs to large newsrooms.  This was the second year for the awards, which invited nearly 30 judges from across the industry to evaluate 169 entries from LION members — more

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Product Manager, a new project at LION and News Catalyst

Title: Product Manager, a new project at LION and News Catalyst Status: Full-time; one-year grant-funded position with possibility for an extension Location: Remote Salary/Benefits: $70,000 and eligible for benefits If you want to help aspiring news entrepreneurs serve their local communities across the U.S., this job is for you. LION, News Catalyst, and other soon-to-be-announced

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Sponsored Content: Free Webinar – 5 Revenue Ideas in 50 Minutes

Put Revenue-Building Ideas in Motion Don’t miss this free webinar highlighting companies that provide valuable solutions to LION members. The 5 Revenue Ideas in 50 Minutes webinar gives you ideas you can start using right away to make an impact for your publication. Get inspired to generate more money with insight from these LION Solution

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Rebekah Monson joins the LION Publishers Board of Directors

Rebekah Monson, co-founder and COO for WhereBy.Us, is the newest member of LION Publishers’ Board of Directors. WhereBy.Us brands include Miami’s The New Tropic, Seattle’s The Evergrey, Portland’s Bridgeliner, and Orlando’s Pulptown, serve more than a million curious locals each year. The company completed Jason Calcanis’s LAUNCH Accelerator, and is currently expanding and enhancing its

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Meet the 2020 LION Awards Finalists

We’re excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 LION Awards, which celebrates the best of independent online media across the U.S. and Canada, from solopreneurs to large newsrooms.  This is the second year for the awards, which invited nearly 30 judges from across the industry to evaluate 169 entries from LION members — more

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Lisa Heyamoto, Ben DeJarnette join LION and more staffing updates

LION is growing! We are pleased to announce our senior program manager for the GNI Startups Lab, a community manager for our entrepreneurial journalism community and some role changes for our existing staff. Please help us welcome…  LISA HEYAMOTO, GNI STARTUPS LAB SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER Lisa Heyamoto will be overseeing our new GNI Startups Lab

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Board Chair update: New board members, bylaw changes, and more

Dear LION Members, Greetings from the Board of Directors! We have so much exciting news we would like to share with our members. Please read to the end because there are some important thank yous at the end. Before I get started though with all the “board business,” I want to give a huge shout

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