DeRienzo Finds New Role

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Regular readers of The Laurel know that Matt DiRienzo has made a name for himself as someone committed to finding a new path for traditional journalism in the digital age.

After a few months off, and some freelance work for CT News Junkie, Matt has found a new position with Lion Publishers. He’ll be the interim executive director of the non-profit that was established to serve both for profit and not for profit independent news sites across the country.

“Independent online news outlets that are owned and operated by people who live in and care about the communities they cover are among the brightest lights in local journalism today,” DeRienzo said. “I’m excited to be able to help them exchange ideas and resources and spread the word about this emerging force in news.”

Lion Publishers has over 100 member sites.