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Training & Tools

The American Press Institute offers a wide range of training, online learning, guides and tools.

Here is an overview of what you can find here:

  • Content strategy and new metrics: We use custom-built content analysis software, new journalism metrics and innovative audience surveys to help publishers build smarter, more data-driven content strategies.
  • Fact-checking: We are leading a project to increase and improve the practice of fact-checking in journalism.
  • Workshops and training: API conducts in-person training events in cities around the country, to help journalism innovators tackle important challenges and adopt new best practices.
  • Online learning: Our e-learning section offers courses in digital news and business models.
  • Digital tools catalogue: With our partners at Poynter and the Knight Foundation, we provide a series of free webinars that show you how to use digital tools like DocumentCloud, Zeega, PANDA and more. We also offer a crowdsourced directory of more software tools and apps to empower your journalism and your business.
  • Journalism Essentials: Introductions to the principles of journalism and the fundamentals of reporting, writing and editing.
  • Youth news literacy resources: For educators, students and news professionals helping young people understand and create news.
  • Diversity programs: We support efforts to diversify newsrooms and to produce journalism that reaches minorities and other underserved audiences.

Other resources

Learn from past American Press Institute programs whose lessons have been captured online:

  • Transformation Tour: 2012-13 workshops on topics including mobile, paywalls, growing audiences and engaging communities.
  • Newspaper Next: A 2005-08 program that provides a framework for transforming news publishers to overcome disruption.

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