‘We need to be ready to help’: LION Publishers head Chris Krewson on assisting the local news industry

The coronavirus recession hit the local news industry at a time when it hadn’t even recovered from the previous crisis in 2008.

“We’re certainly coming up on or in the middle of something even bigger,” Lion executive director Chris Krewson said on the Digiday Podcast. “So I don’t see much hope of them recovering from this one either.”

Krewson obviously isn’t rooting for a slow recovery, even as he predicts one. “That’s what we’ve identified as the trend that we need to be ready to help on,” he said.