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 reporting: locally owned and operated news outlets that directly serve their communities.

Membership benefits

LION Publishers is focused on knowledge sharing and networking. Learn more about how being a LION member can help you run a more effective and efficient online news business.

Membership criteria

LION Publishers are online news leaders who are innovating in business, technology, communication and storytelling while honoring the rich heritage of local journalism.

Creating the future of local news as they return it to its roots, LION Publishers encompass a rich diversity of business models, editorial approaches and community types.

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Join LION Publishers

Local Independent Online News websites are building the future of local news. Be a part of the movement from the beginning: Fill out a membership application today.

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