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Laurie Beth Harris

Laurie Beth Harris is the Editorial Coordinator of the American Press Institute.

She is the former copy fellow at Southern Living magazine. Laurie Beth is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Email Laurie Beth at lauriebeth.harris@pressinstitute.org or follow her @lb_harris.

Journalism driven by stakeholders: 9 good questions with Stakeholder Media Project’s Mark Lee Hunter

More media organizations are being created and controlled by the people who are invested in the issues their organizations are covering, according to Mark Lee Hunter. This form of journalism, called “stakeholder-driven media,” is changing our media landscape and offers lessons for traditional news organizations in building community. Hunter defines stakeholder-driven media as “media [that] […]

5 ways to build trust with your readers going into 2017

Studies have shown that trust in the media is at an all-time low. Especially after a particularly contentious election season, building relationships with readers is essential for newsrooms. Research from API shows that building trust with readers is not only a journalistic aspiration, but a business imperative. People who put a higher premium on trust […]

Measuring investigative journalism’s impact on society: 8 good questions with James T. Hamilton

“The results of [investigative] reporting do not come cheaply, but they are a bargain to society,” James T. Hamilton writes in his new book Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism, out this month from Harvard University Press. Through his research, Hamilton, the Hearst Professor of Journalism at Stanford University, finds that while investigative journalism […]

API continues conversations on the ethics of nonprofit funding in news

Research from API shows that the ethics of taking grants from foundations and gifts from donors to produce news are not fully charted and not without controversy. Nonprofit funding of news also appears likely to grow, including in new ways. Just this month, Philadelphia’s Institute for Journalism in New Media, which will own the for-profit […]

Welcome our new summer fellow, Kasia Kovacs

This week, we’re excited to welcome our new summer fellow, Kasia Kovacs. Kasia is a master’s student at the University of Missouri, studying news reporting with a focus on investigative reporting. She is expected to graduate in December 2016. Kasia also holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and critical theory from William Jewell College. While studying […]

Welcome our new summer fellow, Katie Yaeger

This week, we’re excited to welcome our new summer fellow, Katie Yaeger. Katie graduated from the University of Missouri this spring with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She will return to the Missouri School of Journalism in the fall to pursue her master’s in strategic communication. While studying at the University of Missouri, Katie served as the director of […]

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