The program, a collaboration between the Google News Initiative and the LION Publishers trade group that we belong to, is designed to help outfits like ours build sustainable news operations. In our case, this includes both Swellesley, which has been around since 2005, and our newer Natick Report, launched in 2020.
The program, which kicked off for us earlier this month, will provide training, funding and coaching on:
- Navigating risk and uncertainty
- Financial management
- Setting goals
- Developing key business and financial documents
- Growth opportunities
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