2018 LION Summit blog

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Jay Allred: 'You can totally do this, man'

A fire was lit under Richland Source president Jay Allred. It’s the sort of fire that ignites when a mission is identified. In this case, he was on a mission to fund two new Solutions Journalism projects vetted by his newsroom. Read more »

Investigative reporting on a shoestring budget

Investigative reporting can seem daunting for small newsrooms, especially when it comes to budget. Denise Malan of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) shared some insights with LION Summit attendees on how investigative reporting can be done on a “shoestring.” Read more »

Streamline your technology so you can focus on news gathering, experts advise

If we could optimize content management systems and revenue structures, we could make more time for journalism and the content our audiences want. That was the conclusion of three speakers — David Walsh of Web Publisher Pro, Jim Brady of Spirited Media and Merrill Brown of The News Project — who offered their outlooks and advice on how to invest in CMS and general tech options. Read more »

The deadline cometh: Catch the procrastinator's special on LION Summit tickets!

Sunday night was supposed to be the last chance to sign up for the 2018 LION Summit at super-affordable regular rates. But because those of us on the LION Board of Directors are journalists just like you, and because we understand that even though reporters are are motivated by deadlines, sometimes they blow right past them, we're extending regular registration through Monday night. Read more »

LION Summit attendees cherish practical advice for sustainable local news businesses

For some past attendees, the annual LION conference in Chicago has been an invaluable starting point for plans to launch their own local online news sites. For people already running a local news organization, it’s provided practical advice on the challenges of making the transition from journalist to running a business, specific ideas about revenue, journalism, technology and audience engagement to take home and try, and the moral support of socializing with other independent publishers from across the country. Registration is open now for the 2018 LION Summit, which will be held Oct. 11-13 at Columbia College in Chicago and feature three days of presentations, workshops and discussion on sustainable business models for the local online inews business. Read more »

Boot camp for new publishers featured at 2018 LION Summit

The country’s largest gathering of local independent online news publishers will kick off this year with a full-day “boot camp” for new publishers and idea-stage local news entrepreneurs. The 2018 LION Summit Oct. 11-13 at Columbia College in Chicago will feature three full days of presentations, workshops and discussion about sustainable local news business models, revenue, journalism, technology, audience development and engagement. Read more »

Art Institute: Go high-brow

If you can squeeze it into your schedule, one of the best art museums in the world is just blocks away from the conference site. The Art Institute of Chicago houses works from Van Gogh to Renoir, John Singer Sargent, Diego Rivera, Georgia O'Keeffe, Grant Wood and Edward Hopper. Read more »

Code of Conduct for LION events

The Board of LION Publishers adopted a Code of Conduct for the group's events in 2016, recognizing the important values of respect and courtesy that have long been the foundation of our members' interactions: LION Publishers is committed to maintaining a safe, respectful, productive, inclusive, welcoming and harassment-free experience for everyone. Read more »

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