The Cape Charles Mirror was accepted this week as a member of the Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION).
The mission of LION is to foster the viability and excellence of locally focused independent online news organizations and cultivate their connections to their communities through education and action.
At the Mirror, we are excited to be joining this organization. We share a passion for local journalism and a determination to focus our energies on the health of our online publications as businesses, whether for-profit or nonprofit. As print continues to fade, LION members continue to approach daily tasks with an entrepreneurial spirit and a belief that individually and collectively we are setting the pace for a new era of local news publishing.
“We are dedicated to championing the local online news industry, in the firm belief that independent publishers are establishing the template for successful local digital news organizations – just as independent publishers did for print newspapers in the 19th century” — LION