Podcast: Jay Allred of Richland Source

By Scott Brodbeck | Aug. 25, 2017

The latest episode of the LION podcast features Jay Allred, president of Richland Source, a thriving LION site in central Ohio.

Jay and Richland Source have found business success through a diversified revenue stream that includes advertising, marketing services and membership. And it has done so while serving a small Rust Belt city, staying true to its altruistic local mission, and eschewing clickbait and negativity.

We talked with Jay about Richland Source's founding, growth and future -- and about what an inevitable economic downturn may mean for LIONs and legacy media companies.

More on Richland Source:

From Poynter: This Ohio newsroom is taking on a tough subject in a new way - with a baby shower.

From Nieman Lab: Small-batch t-shirts and popcorn bags: How a local Ohio news site is diversifying its business model.

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