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.

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LION Webinar 1: What Happened to My Facebook Reach?

Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis, community engagement editor at The Morning Sun in Michigan, discusses Facebook’s ever-changing adjustments to the “organic reach” of posts and how to develop a “voice” in your Facebook presence that will drive more referral traffic and engagement with your site. Hosted by Matt DeRienzo and Doug Hardy.

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LION Publishers on Twitter

Follow a stream of the best local news reporting in the nation, thanks to the hard work of the members of LION Publishers.

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Lawton: Publishing primer published in NetNewsCheck

An outline of first steps for fledgling publishers, written by LION’s Beth Lawton, was published by NetNewsCheck: “Ensuring your own success as a journalism entrepreneur comes from careful and deliberate planning and sustainable organization and systems as much as it comes from passion.”

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LION Publishers hires Lawton to lead leap ahead for local news

LION Publishers is proud to announce the hiring of an experienced media professional, Beth Lawton, as the organization’s Executive Director. Lawton will tackle the nonprofit group’s efforts to better connect the members of Local Independent Online News Publishers, and to foster the growth of indie news sites across the country.

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LION partners to sponsor NYC Indie Media Camp

Local Independent Online News Publishers is partnering with email magazine Brooklyn Based to offer NYC metro-area members reduced-price access to the NYC Indie Media Camp, a one-day workshop for budding and veteran online publishers to be held Nov. 13.

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