Rebekah Monson, co-founder and COO for WhereBy.Us, is the newest member of LION Publishers’ Board of Directors.
WhereBy.Us brands include Miami’s The New Tropic, Seattle’s The Evergrey, Portland’s Bridgeliner, and Orlando’s Pulptown, serve more than a million curious locals each year. The company completed Jason Calcanis’s LAUNCH Accelerator, and is currently expanding and enhancing its technology platform to serve creators around the world.
“LION is leading the way on strengthening and supporting local journalism entrepreneurship, and I am eager to get to work in service of that mission on the board,” Monson said. “We all have an incredible opportunity now to forge a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future for local journalism, and I am excited and honored to help us realize it together.”
“From the first day I met Rebekah during a membership workshop we both attended, I knew that I wanted to work with her at every opportunity. She’s strategic, always thinking about a user’s experience, and so much fun to be around,” said Jay Allred, LION’s vice chair. “LION Publishers is fortunate to have her join our board of directors, and I’m honored to serve with her.”
Previously, Rebekah worked in many journalism jobs and later ran communications at the University of Miami School of Communication, where she pursued (but didn’t finish) an M.F.A. in Interactive Media. She co-founded Code for Miami and Hacks/Hackers Miami. She frequently speaks and trains about working at the intersection of technology, storytelling and civic engagement for professional journalism and technology organizations, governments and nonprofits.
LION Board Members serve for three-year terms, and can serve a total of six years consecutively. Let us know here if you’re interested in serving on a LION Publishers committee.