The Henrico Citizen is one of 20 publications nationally selected to participate in the inaugural cycle of the LION Publishers-Google News Initiative Sustainability Audits and Funding program.
The program seeks to assist LION members find ways to overcome barriers to sustainability. It offers a comprehensive process for LION members to identify and respond constructively to roadblocks to sustainability within their organizations.
The program includes a thorough assessment of each participating news business, followed by recommendations, resources and up to $6,000 of funding to help them take the next steps and enhance organizational sustainability. LION intends to complete 100 audits by the end of 2022.
“We’re thrilled to support such a diverse and compelling group of news businesses,” LION Director of Teaching and Learning Lisa Heyamoto said. “Each is well-positioned for the audit’s insights-to-action approach, and we’re looking forward to digging in.”
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