Follow live today: LION Summit of local indie online news publishers

Can't make it to Chicago for the LION Publishers 2015 Summit? Follow livestreamed portions of the conference, our blog about

October 2, 2015 by LION Publishers


Can't make it to Chicago for the LION Publishers 2015 Summit today? You can still follow the program online and join the conversation about it on Twitter.

Various parts of today's schedule will be livestreamed and video replays available on the LION conference blog.

You can follow attendees' live group note-taking on conference presentations here.

Lots of people will be tweeting about the conference today using the hashtag #LION15. You can also follow along with the LION Publishers Twitter feed at @LIONPubs.

Stories on various speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions will also be posted throughout the day on the LION conference blog.

This is the largest-ever gathering of local indie online news publishers that LION has organized, with more than 100 represented from 30 different U.S. states.

Today's schedule includes presentations and discussions on revenue and sustainability for both nonprofit and for-profit onlline local news organizations, legal issues facing online news sites, preserving digital archives, lessons learned from publishers who've shut down or left the business, crowdfunding, membership programs, reaching under-served communities, advertising sales in small organizations, public service and investigative reporting in small organizations and how to avoid burnout.

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