The full Summit schedule is now available here.
Thursday, October 27 (half day): Afternoon sessions + welcome reception
Friday, October 28: Morning and afternoon sessions + LION Local Journalism Awards dinner and ceremony
Saturday, October 29: Morning and afternoon sessions + closing happy hour
The Summit will address news business sustainability holistically from the perspective of operational resilience, financial health and journalistic impact. Here's how we're thinking about each of these focus areas:
Operational resilience: Establishing processes, policies and a company culture designed to support staff and manage growth will help you prevent burnout among the very people whose talent and buy-in are critical to your success.
Financial health: Developing a plan for earning money, managing a budget and monitoring revenue and expenses will help you extend your financial runway by giving you the tools and data you need to acquire more funding or right-size your operations.
Journalistic impact: Producing meaningful and demonstrable impact in your community will help you retain the backing of investors, sponsors and readers whose support fueled your business’s growth.