Big Ideas for Local News Can Be Found at 2015 LION Summit in Chicago

LION Summit mascotDon’t believe everything you read about local journalism.

Yes, the community struggle is real in legacy media. But a diverse local news ecosystem is emerging with many independent ventures.

Some of the journalists and entrepreneurs filling the gaps in local news and commerce have gathered in Chicago for the 2015 LION Summit at Columbia College Chicago.

LION stands for Local Independent Online News, and the conference schedule is packed with presentations and discussions on journalism and business solutions for nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

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