At #LION18 ... Jay Allred of @richlandsource in #MansfieldOH talked about a program for local news publishers to tap private community support for #solutionsjournalism projects. With a tight focus and good planning, he was able to raise $72K in 30 days from local business and nonprofit partners. It went to projects called Rising from Rust, about the region's economic transition, and Gray Matters, about aging issues. Inspiring and practical advice.
In #Chicago this weekend for the annual LION Publishers conference - as an alum. So great to catch up with all these local news entrepreneurs and hear the latest about their businesses. And maybe to have a drink or two. This year's conference is big - more than 190 people. A long way from our early years. I'll be on panels Saturday about work-life balance and taking on a partner. #localnews#journalism#readlocal#LION18 see