Resources for people who are interested in journalism entrepreneurship

At LION Publishers, we provide teaching, resources, and community to independent news entrepreneurs as they build and develop sustainable businesses.

If you aren’t actively interested in operating or launching an independent news business, there are still ways to keep track of our work and stay involved in this space. We’ve rounded up those opportunities below.

  • Sign up for our free weekly email for news entrepreneurs, which includes original reporting on the independent news industry.
  • Request to join our News Entrepreneurs Slack community. While some channels are for only members, we also have channels for anyone interested in journalism entrepreneurship to contribute to topics like #jobs-grants-fellowships, #startups-advice, and #equity-and-inclusion.
  • Our Project Oasis database lists more than 700 independent local news publications in the U.S. and Canada with in-depth data for about 250 of them. Learn more about how to navigate the database, and read our first Project Oasis report.
  • Our Startups Playbook, published in partnership with the Google News Initiative, is primarily for aspiring news entrepreneurs to learn how to design and launch a viable digital news business. But it’s also useful for anyone thinking of starting a news publication one day to get a sense of what’s involved.

What other resources would you add to this list? Email us at to let us know.

Deputy director, LION Publishers