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LINA member update

Hi there!

There have been quite a few ‘firsts’ this month and a lot to update you on, including:

  • Reminder: The Annual Member Update 2023Thursday 16 November 5:00-6:00 PM. Related viewing: Our Annual Report 2022-2023.
  • The inaugural LINA x Digital Publishers Alliance (DPA) showcase webinar.
  • New member resources, including a searchable research repository with quotes, stats and data for use in your media kits, grant applications, accreditation and/or promotion.

Reminder—Annual Member Update 2023

The Annual Member Update 2023 will be online at 5:00pm (AEDT), Thursday 16 November. The Board will provide members with an update on our progress over the year. This is also an opportunity to ask questions of the Board. All members of your team are welcome to this online event so feel free to share this invitation on to relevant staff.

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New Time-saving Resources

Recently added member resources can be found in the Members Area of the LINA website, including:

Schedule a booking with Kris for advice and support around everything tech and web for your individual requirements.

Summit 2024—Port Douglas

Registrations will open in December. In the meantime, keep an eye out for flight specials!

Representation

Claire Stuchbery attended the CBAA Conference in Adelaide this month along with LINA members, Peri Strathearn (Murray Bridge News), David Washington (Solstice Media), Tony Smythe (Eastside Radio) and Benjamin Erin (8CCC). Peri spoke on a panel about amplifying local news and Claire presented on effective advocacy strategies.

The event provided a good opportunity to connect with other community media and continue conversations with representatives from the Department of Communications, including Minister Rowland’s team.

Meanwhile, Emma Marshall represented LINA at the ABC Roundtable discussion exploring ways to work with local media in their new head office locale, Parramatta.

Welcome New Members

We’re excited to welcome two new members, Sydney Times based in Edgecliff, NSW with Axel (aka Aksel) Ritenis as Director and Publisher; and The Western Echo with Melanie Grevis-James as Editor and Publisher, based in The Gap Qld. Welcome to LINA!

End of year Insurance reminder

LINA’s partnership with KBI Insurance Brokers facilitates access to their tailored insurance offering for LINA members which offers:

  • Customised coverages designed for your industry (designed in partnership collaboration with LINA),
  • Competitive pricing,
  • Streamlined renewal process,
  • Strong service commitment to members;
  • Tailored advice.
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Request a complementary review two months before your renewal and receive a customised coverage report. To learn about what KBI are offering members, visit KBI’s dedicated LINA page.


Opportunities

Learn About the Online Journalism Awards
Launched in May 2000, the OJAs are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world.
Learn About the Online Journalism Awards
Launched in May 2000, the OJAs are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world.
Tarbell Fellowship – 2024 Application Form
The Tarbell Fellowship is a one year programme for early-career journalists interested in covering artificial intelligence. Applications close 5 November, 2023.
Tarbell Fellowship – 2024 Application Form
The Tarbell Fellowship is a one year programme for early-career journalists interested in covering artificial intelligence. Applications close 5 November, 2023.


Google Learning Sessions

Nov 21 – Session 1: Privacy Sandbox Overview and How Should Publishers Prepare 4pm AEDT
The first of two sessions is designed for business (non-technical) audiences. We will provide an overview of the evolving privacy landscape, the Privacy Sandbox journey and outlook for Web and Android, and how Privacy Sandbox technologies can support publishers to prepare for phasing out third-party cookies in Chrome.

Nov 22 – Session 2: A Deep-dive into the Privacy Sandbox APIs for Publishers 4pm AEDT
The second session is suitable for technical and developer audiences. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Privacy Sandbox Ads and Privacy APIs, how they work, and how they can be used and implemented to create a privacy-first web. 

Get the most from your LINA Membership

Take advantage of the following offers and opportunities anytime:

  • Ask a question of your peers in the LINA Slack Channel
  • Renew your multimedia insurance at discount rates through KBI Group
  • WordPress users can save time on your newsletter process with Newsletter Glue. Use the code LINA30M at checkout to pay only $30 per month and ask Claire Albrecht to help set up your template – she’s all over it!
  • Working with a Board or Management Committee? We’ve added a Board Skills Matrix to our templates list to help guide your recruitment.
  • Speaking of templates, add a Social Media Terms of Use policy to your public spaces by adapting the template in the Members Area of our website.
  • Pro bono pre-publication legal checks thanks to our partners at the ABC > submit a request anytime here.
  • Have you claimed your 12 month Canva Pro subscription yet? Use the LINAXCANVA code to redeem here.
  • VettNews offers LINA members a 25% discount on their complaint handling tool. Check it out here.
  • Check out handbooks on ChatGPT and other training resources, plus links to some tech tools of note in the Members Area of our site.
  • Want to collaborate with an ABC journalist on a big story you have brewing? Submit an expression of interest here anytime.
  • Catch up on recent shop-talk discussions and takeaways from the LINA Sydney Summit.
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