Resource round-up

We’ve been busy expanding our set of resources for LINA members, so here’s a round-up of some of what we’ve been working on! These resources are only available in our Members Area – if you’re interested in joining, take a look out our membership guidelines and get in touch! Shop-talk videos Each fortnight, our members

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A photograph of the audience at a keynote presentation of the Independent News Sustainability Summit 2022.

INSS Reflections

As a new LINA staff member on the other side of the world, attending LION‘s upgraded and amplified event, the Independent News Sustainability Summit in Austin Texas, was an intimidating prospect. With over 500 attendees drawn from news publishers and journalists, supporters, funders, and industry representatives, this summit showcased the beating heart of hyperlocal and

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Google News Initiative launches the News Equity Fund

The Google News Initiative just opened the News Equity Fund: a multi-million dollar commitment to provide cash awards to news organisations that serve underrepresented communities around the world. Applicants will receive funding to support and expand their news operations.  With this global program, they are offering support for independent journalists and small and medium-sized organizations producing original news

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Local & Independent News Association appoints Executive Director

Claire Stuchbery to take up position from 1 July 2022 The Local and Independent News Association (LINA), Australia’s newest media organisation representing independent local news publishers, is pleased to announce the appointment of its inaugural Executive Director. Claire Stuchbery joins LINA after a 20 year career in media policy, stakeholder engagement, policy development and communications. Most

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Future of regional newspapers inquiry recommends support for hyperlocal news

LINA welcomes The Future of Regional Newspapers in a Digital World: Inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers report published by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts this week. The report recognises the critical role that independent, hyperlocal publishers play in their communities. It recognises the value of LINA and calls for

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Grants for flood-affected local and independent media

The Judith Neilson Institute and the Local and Independent News Association (LINA) have created a flood impact fund to support local and independent news organisations that have been financially affected by the recent floods. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to organisations that have suffered financial losses, such as lost revenue from not being able to

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