Make My News Organization Sustainable

At LION, we know the unique challenges and opportunities that small independent newsrooms face because we work hand in hand with these publishers, providing 850+ hours of coaching, training and consulting along with $1.7 million in direct funding in 2022 alone.

This work helped us develop a holistic framework for news business sustainability that combines financial health, journalistic impact and operational resilience.

Venn diagram of sustainable with three overlapping circles: financial health, journalistic impact and operational resilience

LION’s education programs and other resources are designed to help publishers build stronger small businesses on their path to sustainability. 

Learn more about LION Publishers, and apply to become a member to access coaching and funding opportunities, discounted media liability insurance, professional development courses, and a community of fellow news publishers in the U.S. and Canada.

Other Resources

These journalism-support organizations do excellent work to strengthen local and/or independent news startups in the U.S. and globally.


These journalism-support organizations offer specific topic-area training or funding that our members have found useful:

What other resources would you add to this list? Email us at [email protected] to let us know.

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