Membership in LION Publishers

Join the nation’s only association dedicated to Local Independent Online News Publishers. LION Publishers are successfully creating the future of journalism: A future centered on local ownership, local accountability, and directly serving the interests of their communities.

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Membership benefits

LION Publishers is hyper-focused on knowledge sharing and networking and as a member you’ll gain instant support from peers. Learn how being a LION member can help you launch, manage or grow your online news business.

Membership criteria

LION Publishers are innovate leaders in business, technology, communication and storytelling while honoring the rich heritage of local journalism. LION Publishers encompass a rich diversity of business models, editorial approaches and community interests. Learn more about membership eligibility.

Join LION Publishers

Local Independent Online News Publishers are building the future of local news one community at time. Join us: Fill out a membership application today.

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