New Indiegraf publishers now qualify for one year free membership in LION Publishers

U.S. based publishers can now access affordable media liability insurance.

Indiegraf Staff  - October 6, 2021

Indiegraf and LION Publishers are leaders in entrepreneurial journalism in North America — and now, they’re working together to better support publishers. 

Every new and existing Indiegraf publisher will automatically qualify for one year of free membership with LION. “Independent news outlets need to work together in this new era of journalism, so working with the leading independent publisher association in America felt like a natural way to serve our U.S.-based publishers,” says Joe Lanane, Indiegraf’s Publisher Success Manager, who recently became Indiegraf’s first U.S.-based employee.

Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers is a professional journalism association for independent news publishers. Membership includes access to a large network of other news entrepreneurs, special events and training workshops, exclusive funding opportunities, and other perks. 

“LION is thrilled that our friends at Indiegraf see value in our offerings for members, and we’re excited to welcome this cohort of publishers into our association,” said Chris Krewson, executive director of LION Publishers. “We’ve been hard at work building a suite of benefits — including our recently announced media liability insurance program— that we’re certain will bring meaningful change to members’ businesses, for the better.”

In addition, all US-based Indiegraf partners can also access affordable media liability insurance via LION. We know that this is a serious barrier and risk for so many independent journalists doing hard hitting reporting in their communities. “We’re so pleased LION has created a new way to protect publishers,” says Erin Millar, CEO and co-founder of Indiegraf.

Indiegraf recently opened applications for its new Indie Growth Program for journalist-entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will receive a suite of technology tools, digital marketing services and $2,500 in digital advertising credits that enable them to create sophisticated campaigns to grow email subscribers and reader revenue.

For aspiring publishers, LION Publishers is now offering the first GNI Startups Boot Camp Canada — designed specially to support aspiring Canadian news entrepreneurs. 

Media contact: H.G. Watson, Marketing Manager, Indiegraf. hgwatson@indiegraf.com

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