Insights, tools and research to advance journalism

Primary election coverage: What types of news engage audiences

A broad, data-driven analysis of campaign coverage by the Engaging News Project and API shows how local, state, and federal elections are covered across the United States and what types of campaign coverage engage individuals.

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In-Depth Research

Hacking the curriculum: How to teach data reporting in journalism schools

Journalists and educators largely agree at this point that by the time journalism students graduate they should have some experience with data. This Strategy Study explores three options for how journalism schools can make sure all students graduate with some data skills.

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Fact-checking resources

Want to hold a fact-checking and accountability boot camp? Here’s how to do it

API conducted three workshops on accountability reporting during the election season and beyond, and we’ve compiled the materials as guidelines for newsrooms, universities and other organizations who’d like to hold their own workshops.

Research Review

When journalists get their info from social media, audiences find the reports less credible

From Facebook to Twitter to Google, journalists have many new ways to track down information to inform their reporting. But what do audiences think about these techniques? New research shows that readers tend to think that social media reporting isn't as credible as more traditional reporting methods.

Other API Programs

Metrics for News

This API program helps publishers build an empirical, data-informed news strategy through custom-built content analysis software, new journalism metrics and innovative audience surveys.

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Good Questions Q & A’s

Bringing diversity to the news industry: 5 good questions with Outlier Media’s Sarah Alvarez

When it comes to diversity in news organizations, Sarah Alvarez is taking action. Alvarez's organization, Outlier Media, is dedicated to providing data and valuable information to low-income communities. We talked to Alvarez about diversity in newsrooms and how newsrooms can achieve diversity of news.