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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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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Sponsored Post: “Launch a Hyperlocal” Webinar Series with Broadstreet Ads

If a hyperlocal launch is in your future, be sure to check out this comprehensive guide. In this three-part webinar series, Broadstreet Ad’s experts are joined by a panel of 12 hyperlocal news and LION veterans to discuss what you absolutely need to know to launch a hyperlocal news business. If you’re considering a launch, this

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Sponsored Post: Engage an Audience of Verified Humans

Do you ever wonder who is reading your content? 60% of all social media accounts are estimated to be fake or bot managed, a problem Big Tech hasn’t yet found (or prioritized) a solution to, as the largest aggregator of fake accounts. Voice believes there has to be a better way to publish your content

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Submissions open for the 2020 LION Local Journalism Awards

Who will get top marks for their coronavirus coverage? Which outlets led by example through collaboration?  Who will be named Publisher of the Year?    It could be you.    LION Publishers is now accepting submissions from LION members for the 2020 Local Journalism Awards. We’ll hand out awards to recognize our colleagues across the

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Boost your business by connecting with local independent online news publishers across the country. LION has many opportunities available.

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We’re postponing the 2020 LION Summit to help our members now

Dear LION Publishers members, We’re postponing the 2020 LION Summit for at least a year, and canceling a June meetup we had planned in Austin. This is, to some degree, an acknowledgement of the obvious: There’s no feasible way to host these events, months before a vaccine would be available for the virus that has

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LION Members: Apply to get strategic coaching from local news consultants

Our LION members have created news organizations that aim to publish great local journalism and achieve financial sustainability. But many of our members have very small teams, small budgets and are not resourced nearly as well as their larger local news counterparts. And our members have told us that if they are interested in receiving

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A note to LION Publishers members covering (and reeling from) coronavirus

This is an email we sent to our members on Tuesday, March 17. We’re sharing here to be transparent with our funders and external stakeholders. Dear LION members, The work you’re doing covering issues critical to the health and economies of your communities is inspiring. We at LION Publishers couldn’t be prouder of you, and

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