Programs and Events
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
Meet the 2020 LION Awards Finalists
We’re excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 LION Awards, which celebrates the best…
Meet the 24 news projects getting intensive coaching from our inaugural Google News Initiative Startups Lab Boot Camp
Today we’re announcing our inaugural Google News Initiative Startups Lab Boot Camp cohort: 24 projects — some…
How the GNI Startups Lab boot camp is different: Where eight weeks will take you
Back in 2019, I shared why I believe that journalists make great entrepreneurs. My friend Katherine…
Preliminary schedule released for LION Summit
Planning to join us in Nashville? Well, if you are on the fence, the new…
LION Summit news: Roxann Stafford, Mandy Jenkins added as speakers
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Nashville this fall at the LION Summit. We have…
Speakers wanted: Get up on your soap box!
While we’re already fleshing out a lineup of amazing speakers on revenue, tech and editorial…
Legacy Black Media Companies Still Battling Myths
While researching leading publishers of color for a recent report, Democracy Fund senior fellow Tracie Powell became intrigued by independent newspaper publishers who had successfully launched vibrant local online editions.
Jay Allred: 'You can totally do this, man'
A fire was lit under Richland Source president Jay Allred. It’s the sort of fire that ignites when a mission is identified. In this case, he was on a mission to fund two new Solutions Journalism projects vetted by his newsroom.
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:
Publishers Use Events to Engage Readers More & Build Their Brands
When Dawn Shelton launched The Luther Register, advertising dollars came in slow, forcing her to get creative to raise money, as well as increase brand awareness and community engagement.
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.”