June 29, 2017 Colleyville, Texas
LNO Editor, Nelson Thibodeaux attended a seminar conducted the Local Independent Online NewS, “LIONS,” at the beautiful Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort out of Phoenix on Friday June 23, 2017.
The Knight Foundation recently gave a total of $455,000 to three journalism groups to launch new initiatives that are meant to improve journalism education and help news organizations share best practices. Executives from Facebook gave a presentation concerning “Instant Articles” that can be posted by the independent news media outlets.
The organization, now 150 members strong across the United States, discussed the departure of more traditional new sources (such as the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram out of NE Tarrant County) abandoning the actual reporting of news for 4 pages, 2 1/2 of which are advertising.
Also discussed was how to better present these local journalist to their community to seek their readership and financial support to expand.
2.) Facebook Journalism Project: Local News Initiative
3.)Nonprofit vs. For-Profit: Does it depend on the Founder or the Community?
4.) The State of Advertising and Sponsorships
6.)Collaboration that Pays
7.) Photography Tune-up
8.) Seed Funding, Sustainability and Stronger Shoestrings
9.) 1,000 Paper Cuts Can’t Kill Local News
Some of the Membership is reflected below;
- Nelson Thibodeaux – LocalNewsOnly.com
- Marisa Treviño – Latina Lista
- Andrew Wallmeyer – MinnPost
- Field Walsh – TXK Today
- JohnT. Ward – redbankgreen
- Barb Warden – GOLDEN.COM
- Dan Weisman – AH-HA RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS
- Brian Wheeler – Charlottesville Tomorrow
- Dan Whisenhunt – Decaturish
- Teresa Wippel – My Edmonds News
- Jeff Wong – DC Commute Times
- Steve Yablonski – Oswego COunty Today
- Liena Zagare – Corner News Media
- Joe Zlomek – The Sanatoga Post
- Mike Schoemer – North Wright County Today
- Jodi Schwan – SiouxFalls.Business
- Jay Senter – Prairie Village Post
- MarcieL. Setlow – The Berkshire Edge
- Jason Shaw – BristowBeat.com
- Dawn Shelton – lutherregister.news
- Shereen Siewert – http://www.wausaupilotandreview.com
- Dan Silverman – PoPville
- Tracy Simmons – SpokaneFAVS.com
- John Sinkevics – LocalSpins.com
- Dylan Smith – TucsonSentinel.com
- Bill Smith – Evanston Now