News releases

American Press Institute names Samantha Ragland Vice President of Journalism Programs

Samantha Ragland, an experienced journalist, educator and digital strategist, will join the American Press Institute as Vice President of Journalism Programs. Ragland is currently a member of the faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies where she also serves as director of the Leadership Academy for Women in Media. “Samantha is an accomplished journalist, […]

API Launches Election Coverage & Community Listening Fund

The American Press Institute is launching a small grants initiative to help newsrooms improve and deepen their relationships with their communities in this year’s elections.  The grants will be awarded as part of API’s Election Coverage & Community Listening Fund, a program aimed at empowering news organizations to implement community listening in their elections coverage […]

API selects four news organizations for inaugural Beyond Print cohort

Four news organizations will participate in the American Press Institute’s new Beyond Print program, which will help guide publishers away from print-centric revenue models toward a sustainable digital future.  Under the new initiative, news organizations will review their reliance on print revenues and create digital-first products and workflows. As part of the cohort, participants will […]

Technologist and journalist Elite Truong joins the executive team at the American Press Institute

Elite Truong, an experienced journalist, product owner and project manager, will join the American Press Institute as its first Vice President, Product Strategy. Truong most recently worked as director of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post.  “Elite is a remarkable leader with a product mindset who has worked at the intersection of news, revenue and […]

API launches diversity initiative in Pittsburgh to improve how news organizations serve communities of color

Inclusion Index focuses on creating better relationships with readers and fostering belonging in newsrooms The American Press Institute has launched an initiative to assess and improve how multiple news organizations in a single area cover communities of color.  The first effort began in June in Pittsburgh, focusing on five newsrooms serving the Steel City.   In […]

API receives $1.65 million grant to extend management of Table Stakes through 2023

Support will enable program to serve more diverse communities with essential products and help journalists adapt to a changing field The American Press Institute (API) today announced a $1.65 million grant from The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund to continue API’s management of the core activities of the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program through […]

American Press Institute receives funding to help newspapers put digital in the forefront and reduce reliance on print

The American Press Institute (API), a nonprofit dedicated to helping transform news organizations for an audience-centered future, today announced a new initiative that will help guide newspaper organizations away from print models and toward a sustainable digital future. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that the organizations that participate are prepared with a […]

American Press Institute Announces New Executive Director and CEO, Michael D. Bolden

The American Press Institute, an affiliate of the News Media Alliance dedicated to helping news publishers navigate and adapt to organizational and industry change to sustain journalism, today announced it has hired Michael D. Bolden as its new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Bolden, currently the director of culture and operations at the San […]

American Press Institute Hires Search Firm, Begins Search for New Executive Director

The American Press Institute (API), an affiliate of the News Media Alliance dedicated to helping news publishers navigate and adapt to organizational and industry change in order to sustain journalism, has hired a firm to begin the search for a new Executive Director. Internationally known search firm Korn Ferry will work with the API Board […]

American Press Institute Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel to Join Faculty at University of Maryland Journalism School

The American Press Institute announced today that after nine years of innovative growth, Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel will be joining the faculty at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill School of Journalism as the Eleanor Merrill Visiting Professor on the Future of Journalism. “While Tom’s decision to resign is a tremendous loss for us, we […]