The survey was conducted online through the lists of alumni of the 22 participating schools and was distributed through partner alumni email lists between April 14 and June 29, 2015, with the dates varying within that time frame among different schools. The survey was executed using the SurveyMonkey survey tool, with consultation from senior SurveyMonkey […]
Kevin Loker (Page 5)
Director of Program Operations and Partnerships
Kevin Loker serves as director of program operations and partnerships at the American Press Institute. His work focuses on two areas: facilitating research and events that strengthen API programs, and helping API collaborate with and advance the work of other organizations that want to improve journalism and its business.
At API, Kevin has served on research teams since its reinvention as an applied think tank. He’s contributed to over a dozen national studies on news audiences with the Media Insight Project, API’s joint research initiative with Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, as well as research into the ethics of philanthropic funding of journalism. He regularly assists with API’s Strategy Studies and led API efforts to study and spread practices on deep listening in news.
Events including API Thought Leader Summits are also part of his portfolio at API. Since 2013, Kevin has helped organize nearly a dozen invite-only summits on emerging challenges in journalism, such as mobile strategy and reader revenue.
Before API, Kevin worked in digital and membership services for the Online News Association. He is a former contributor to 10,000 Words, a media industry blog. Together with his wife Laura, he received a 2017 Catholic Press Association Award for an email newsletter for Catholics.
A new study of communication graduates finds that people in many different industries — from commercial brands to government and think tanks — now produce what they consider journalism, and while they are pessimistic about the direction of news in general, most believe their own work in the last five years has gotten better. In […]
Our recently released research about How Millennials Get News will be the discussion topic for the #wjchat Twitter chat this Wednesday, April 8, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Hop on the hashtag #wjchat then to discuss the findings and how to reach Millennial readers. The open chat Wednesday will be co-hosted by API deputy director Jeff Sonderman (@jeffsonderman) […]
API and and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research will be releasing a major new audience study next week. Entitled “How Millennials Get News: Inside the Habits of America’s First Digital Generation,” the report will be one of the most detailed looks yet at what kind of information adults 18-34 consume, and how. […]
When most of us grew up it was clear what we meant by “the news.” We saw boundaries — the nightly newscast, the confines of a newspaper, bulletins on a radio broadcast. Those sources still exist, but so do many more. Young people today are immersed in media, receiving news, marketing and messages from many […]
Events have become an important new tool for news publishers. For some, it’s a new source of revenue — generated through sponsorship, underwriting or admission fees. For others, events are a way of presenting journalism in new ways, a different method of distributing knowledge and creating civic conversation. Events are also a form of connecting […]
As we approach News in Education Week (the first week of March, this year March 2 – 6), we wanted to share an update about the American Press Institute’s increasing work in matters related to helping young people be better news consumers and helping publishers better reach the next generation. API hosts and has built […]
Earlier this year the American Press Institute partnered with the Associated Press and NORC at the University Chicago to form the Media Insight Project. The initiative’s first piece of survey research found Americans becoming increasingly comfortable using technology in ways that take advantage of the strengths of each medium and each device — a phenomenon […]
Read any recent headlines on native advertising or sponsored content and you’ll likely see reference to national and other large publishers experimenting with the content form. BuzzFeed is perhaps the most associated with native ads, with New York Times, Washington Post and even platforms like Medium also innovating with storytelling from advertisers. The major push […]
The numbers are in on news organizations earning money by producing events – and the revenue is significant.