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Craig Newmark Philanthropies gives $200k to American Press Institute to support research and convening on journalism ethics

Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark, has donated $200,000 to the American Press Institute to expand its efforts of promoting ethical reporting and helping journalists produce trustworthy work. With these funds, API seeks to help put into practice the growing body of ideas on how journalists can better provide accurate and […]

Better News debuts as new resource to help news innovators learn, plan and do

Site also unveils Table Stakes Manual to help newsrooms accelerate digital transformation WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Press Institute, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism announced the launch today of an important new digital resource to help anyone in publishing who wants to innovate and accelerate transformation. […]

Fact-checking session to be presented at the N.Y. Press Association convention in April

The American Press Institute will hold a session on fact-checking, politics and accountability journalism at the New York Press Association annual spring convention and trade show. The organization represents more than 750 newspapers across New York State. Attending the event will be including community press editors, publishers, and reporters, as well as photographers, advertising managers, graphic […]

American Press Institute’s fact-checking event schedule

Want to know more about politics, fact-checking and accountability journalism? Through its Fact-Checking Project, the American Press Institute organizes and participates in training, workshops and conferences aimed at improving and expanding fact-checking, especially as we approach the 2016 elections. Click on the links below for information about an event near you, and check back often […]

LSU’s journalism school to host event on politics, fact-checking and elections

Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication and the American Press Institute will hold “Just the Facts: A boot camp on accountability journalism,” a day-long workshop on fact-checking, politics and elections on Saturday, March 12, at the journalism school’s Holliday Forum. Register here. Presenters include keynote speaker Adam Chodikoff, the Daily Show’s senior researcher, producer […]

Loyola University, American Press Institute sponsor “Truth, Lies and Election 2016” event in Chicago

Join journalists, students, faculty and community members on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Loyola University in Chicago for an in-depth session on investigating and understanding political rhetoric — particularly as we approach the 2016 elections.  “Truth, Lies and Election 2016: A Fact-Checking Boot Camp” is sponsored by Loyola and the American Press Institute as part of […]

Register now for fact-checking workshop at the University of Oregon

  Journalists, community members, students and faculty will gather at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center at the University of Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, for workshops designed to improve knowledge, skills and understanding of fact-checking and accountability journalism — particularly as we approach the 2016 elections. The event is sponsored in part by the […]

Digital transformation of major newsrooms focus of new Temple University project supported by $1.3 million from Knight Foundation

The Dallas Morning News, the Philadelphia Media Network and the Miami Herald to participate in the Knight-Temple Table Stakes Project Philadelphia — Oct. 19, 2015 — Temple University’s School of Media and Communication will launch a project that brings together respected news organizations to act as testing grounds for new mobile and digital practices with $1.3 […]

New report: News organization culture shift essential to propelling innovation

Research identifies practical steps to advance newsroom transformation in the digital age ARLINGTON, Va. (May 27, 2015) — A report released today by the American Press Institute sheds new light on how news organizations can foster the adoption of new tools, business models, storytelling and other forms of innovation. Supported by the John S. and James […]

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