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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 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Building a support network: How leaders can combat isolation

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Being a founder and/or a leader of an independent newsroom can be a lonely journey. Learn tips and frameworks these speakers have used to create a network of support with other entrepreneurs, industry peers, mentors and their local community.

Session audience and takeaways:
  • Anyone working in a small newsroom or in a siloed leadership role who is looking for inspiration on how to get connected with others doing similar work.
  • How these newsroom leaders created a network of support, and how you can adapt their ideas to find and/or create your own

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Christian Monterrosa

LION Publishers
Christian Monterrosa helps foster an engaged community among LION’s members and those interested in news entrepreneurship by listening to and articulating their needs and designing engagement strategies that strengthen their relationships with one another. He comes from a background... Read More →
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Ben Nishimoto

Honolulu Civil Beat
Ben Nishimoto is the Vice President of Operations and Philanthropy for Honolulu Civil Beat, responsible for executing revenue, engagement, and operating strategies for Hawaii's nonprofit small newsroom.Prior to Civil Beat, Ben was the Vice President of Advancement at PBS Hawaii, where... Read More →
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Flavian DeLima

Spinning Forward
Flavian DeLima is the founder and publisher of Spinning Forward, which provides news that levels the playing field for Black, Indigenous, and people of color content creators in Toronto and beyond. It helps overlooked communities get stronger by addressing the racial pay gap, discrimination... Read More →
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Lela Savic

La Converse
Lela Savic is the founding editor of La Converse, a francophone community-powered media. She has worked at Journal Métro in Montreal, covering politics and human rights, CBC’s investigative show Enquête, La Presse and regularly presents lectures on biases and positionality in... Read More →
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Megan Raposa

Sioux Falls Simplified
Megan Raposa is an award-winning journalist based in South Dakota. She started her career as a newspaper reporter at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, where she worked for six years, most recently as an editor. Raposa left to start her own digital local news outlet, Sioux Falls Simplified... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
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