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Can a Local News Podcast Be Financially Sustainable?

Thursday, August 6, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Learn about a local news podcast's efforts toward financial sustainability

Ever wanted to launch a local news podcast? Or maybe you already have one and want to learn how to make it financially sustainable. Join AIR, Santa Cruz Local Co-Founder Kara Meyberg Guzman and LION Publishers Programming Director Anika Anand for a conversation about sustaining local news and building a member-supported local news podcast.

We'll also share information about the Google News Initiative Startups Lab Boot Camp, a new free, fully remote eight-week program that LION launched in partnership with GNI to help people create local news businesses. If you'd like to apply, bring your questions!


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Anika Anand

Since joining LION in 2019 as the programming director, Anika Anand has created multiple programs to support existing and aspiring independent news publishers. She co-founded The Evergrey, a daily Seattle newsletter, in 2016 and has worked in product and community engagement roles at legacy and local media publications.
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Kara Meyberg Guzman

Santa Cruz Local
Kara Meyberg Guzman is CEO and co-founder of Santa Cruz Local, a podcast and newsletter about public policy in Santa Cruz, California. Before launching Santa Cruz Local, Meyberg Guzman was managing editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the first woman and the first person of color in the position.