McKinley Park News – McKinley Park News joins the LION News Publishing Association


CHICAGO – January 26, 2021 – The McKinley Park News, a micro-local online news and events publication serving the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, has joined LION Publishers, a national association dedicated to supporting local, independent and online news publishers.

With hundreds of members in LION Publishers, the McKinley Park News joins a group that includes other Chicago-based media such as Block the Chicago club, Municipal office and the Chicago reporter, as well as independent news outlets from coast to coast.

“Associations like LION recognize the potential of local information markets, especially for independent media like the McKinley Park NewsSaid publisher Justin Kerr. “We look forward to leveraging the many resources that LION offers to build a thriving local news business, as well as connecting with industry experts and comrades to share best practices and innovation in marketing. ‘news. “

LION provides services and support to commercial, independent and online media that serve a local or specific audience. Having grown as a local network of news publishers from 2012, LION received significant funding from the Knight Foundation to build a full-time staff and support a great expansion of the services LION provides to its members. members.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, LION worked with its members to continue support and education through virtual programming, enable mutual aid collaboration, and channel funding and support opportunities.

“As a solo news editor, the support programs that LION presents go hand in hand with the ability to connect with like-minded journalists and editors for camaraderie, inspiration and encouragement.” , Kerr said. “We are delighted to be accepted as a member of LION.

The McKinley Park News is a micro-local online publication covering the McKinley Park community area and the Chicago Central Manufacturing District from its website at Its features include original reporting, a comprehensive calendar of neighborhood events, and an interactive membership and subscription system. Online as a neighborhood resource since 2012, the McKinley Park News launched its business operations in 2019 as a publication of Local News LLC.

It is the mission of local independent online news publishers to foster the viability and excellence of local independent online news organizations and to cultivate their connections with their communities through education and outreach. action. It was founded in 2012 when a small group of like-minded publishers met in Chicago and has since grown to nearly 350 members in 47 states. To learn more, visit


Justin kerr
[email protected]
(312) 560-1115
BP 9136
Chicago, Illinois 60609

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