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Welcome to the 2022 Independent News Sustainability Summit, hosted by LION Publishers, News Revenue Hub and RevLab at The Texas Tribune.

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Thank you to Knight Foundation for being our presenting sponsor, and to The Lenfest Institute and Google News Initiative for supporting this conference.
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Saturday, October 29 • 9:00am - 9:50am
From journalist to CEO: What we wish we'd known before running a startup

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What does it take to pivot from reporting to running a newsroom startup? We'll hear from three media leaders who made the jump and learn what their journeys were like, and open up the discussion for questions.
Session audience and takeaways:
  • Anyone interested about the overlap between editorial and leadership in newsrooms.
  • What it takes to pivot careers in journalism and what journalistic skills can be applied to newsroom leadership roles.

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Erin Millar

Indiegraf, Discourse Media
Erin is co-founder and CEO of Indiegraf, a network of small and startup community news outlets pooling technology, services and capital to accelerate their growth. An experienced journalist and entrepreneur, she previously founded The Discourse, where she led an award-winning journalism... Read More →
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John Adams

Montana Free Press
John Adams is the founder and executive director of Montana Free Press, an independent nonprofit news organization focused on in-depth, investigative and statehouse news coverage. Before starting MTFP, Adams was the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune and a correspondent... Read More →
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Kara Meyberg Guzman

Santa Cruz Local
Kara Meyberg Guzman is the CEO/Co-founder of Santa Cruz Local, a local news outlet in Santa Cruz, Calif. She's passionate about building a healthy culture and efficient workflows in her newsroom. Santa Cruz Local was the recipient of LION Publishers' 2021 Local Journalism Award for... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Waterloo 3/4 (Main Ballroom)