With local news, David has advantage over Goliath, indie online publishers are told
The founders of two celebrated Philadelphia journalism startups urged independent local news publishers Saturday to embrace the advantages in focus and flexibility they have over big legacy media competitors.
LION member spotlight: My Edmonds News
A Q&A with LION member Teresa Wippel, publisher of My Edmonds News and sister sites in Washington.
13 indie publishers join LION as sites launch across U.S.
More than a dozen new members have joined the ranks of Local Independent Online News Publishers over the past month — each a journalism entrepreneur who has launched his or her own independent local news site.
LION member The Lens sues New Orleans over public records
According to The Lens, led by a member of LION’s Board of Directors, getting access to public records in New Orleans isn’t easy. So the indie news site filed suit this week, “asking that a judge declare that the city has habitually violated public records law because it commonly takes weeks or months to produce documents that are supposed to be available immediately.”
LION member spotlight: Riverhead Local
A Q&A with LION member Denise Civiletti, publisher of Riverhead Local and Southold Local in New York.
LION member spotlight: Spokane Faith and Values
A Q&A with LION member Tracy Simmons, publisher of Spokane Faith and Values in Washington.
LION member spotlight: Farmington Voice
A Q&A with LION member Joni Hubred-Golden, publisher of the Farmington Voice in Michigan.
LION webinar 3: Foundation funding and underwriting for local news sites
Molly de Aguiar of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Paul Bass of the New Haven Indepenent offer advice to local news sites seeking grant funding.
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.