Local Independent Online News Publishers gets $100,000 grant from Facebook


The grant that LION received will help journalists transition to running an online news outlet and other outlets that are filling gaps made by the decline of local print journalism. 

“Navigating the stream of platform changes and technical hurdles can be challenging, and their listening to the concerns of LION Publishers has been helpful," said Dylan Smith, chairman of LION's board of directors, about the social media platform.

LION is building its membership rapidly as more newspapers turn digital. It now has more than 225 members throughout 45 states.

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