Stephanie Castellano

Stephanie Castellano is the editorial manager for API. She helps shape API’s editorial direction and produces API’s daily newsletter, Need to Know, which offers fresh, valuable insights for journalists, news executives, researchers and other media stakeholders. Previously, Stephanie was the communications manager for the Newseum Institute, the education and programs arm of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where she produced a weekly newsletter on press freedom and other First Amendment rights that the Institute is working to advance. Stephanie has also worked as a writer and editor for the Association for Talent Development, a nonprofit dedicated to developing professional talent; and has reported on food and agriculture issues for The Christian Science Monitor, Civil Eats and Next City.

Field Notes: We’ll be talking about newsroom culture and mentorship in public media in D.C.

On Thursday and Friday, API’s director of newsroom learning Amy L. Kovac-Ashley will attend the annual conference of the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, you’ll see her at the pre-conference afternoon discussion at NPR about the culture of journalism, where PRNDI’s Culture of Journalism Collaborative will talk about best […]

Welcome API’s new director of accountability journalism, Susan Benkelman

API is excited to announce that Susan Benkelman will join our team as director of our Accountability Journalism Program on Friday, Oct. 26. Susan joins API from The Wall Street Journal, where she served as news editor, helping to shape its journalism across several platforms, and most recently playing a key role in reconceiving the […]

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