LebTown is an independent media organization that provides timely, accurate, and comprehensive journalism intended to help people navigate their daily lives and promote the general well-being of Lebanon County.
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LebTown was founded in 2018 as Leb.Town by Davis Shaver. The site has grown since then from an occasional Lebanon-focused blog into a full-fledged news organization. Today it is arguably the “paper of record” for Lebanon County and reaches on average more than 100,000 readers monthly. It continues to be edited and published by Davis Shaver, who is the sole owner of Lebanon Publishing Company, LebTown’s parent company.
Unlike many local media outlets, this site is owner-operated. There’s no corporate chain behind us, and we depend on the support of our members and advertisers.
Journalists are today a diminishing presence at the local level across the country, and the single most important metric for LebTown long-term will be the number of journalists we employ to cover Lebanon County. Our vision is an informed, connected, and empowered Lebanon County.
Our Core Value: Optimize for Trust
The product LebTown produces isn’t news – it’s trust. In a media landscape rife with misinformation, trust is the key to producing and distributing high-impact journalism in a tight-knit community. Everything published by LebTown is reviewed by at least two editors prior to publication. More generally speaking, considerations regarding trust are made in every single decision we make as an organization, from what we cover (or don’t cover) and how we frame and report stories, to how we monetize and distribute our content, who we work with, and so much more.
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922 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
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