Launch My News Startup

Congratulations! Deciding to start a news business is a big decision – and LION is here to help every step of the way. 

Step 1: Test your idea

Read the GNI Startups Playbook and sign up for our News Founder Challenge, a six-part, self-guided newsletter course that helps aspiring founders put their news business idea to the test.

Step 2: Get connected

Whether you’ve just made the entrepreneurship leap or you’re still considering it, we invite you to join our News Entrepreneur Community on Slack to ask questions and listen in on conversations about the independent local news business.

Step 3: Grow your business

Once you decide to pursue your news business idea, LION membership can help connect you with coaching and funding opportunities, discounted media liability insurance, professional development courses, and a community of fellow news publishers in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about LION membership and how to apply.

Other Resources

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