LION Publishers will hold their “Independents’ Meeting: Innovation with Integrity, Information with Impact” on June 6th and 7th at Temple University Center City.
This conference is devoted to the journalistic excellence and economic well-being of local independent online news sites, and promises opportunities to discuss common issues and problems, share success stories and encourage the founding of new local news sites.
The event will feature an informative slate of speakers, workshops and panels on topics relating to local publishing, covering real-world strategies for revenue, hands-on technology demonstrations, effective reporting tips, and experts speaking on business and legal issues.
The two day conference is free to members and students, but only $25 for non-members.
LION Publishers has more than 110 members in 30 states and Washington, D.C., representing both for-profit and nonprofit business models — all independently owned and operated — and devoted to local journalism.
Previous LION gatherings have been an excellent source of information and networking for journalists who have recently launched their own local news sites or are considering it. With a wide diversity of membership, and some publishers who have been in operation for over a decade, LION brings together the best business and reporting minds in local online news.
Complete information on the schedule, registration and hotel arrangements for the Chicago LION Summit will be available soon at: www.lionpublishers.com.
Questions about becoming a sponsor of the LION Summit or about programming or registration can be directed to interim executive director Matt DeRienzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.