News releases

American Press Institute announces 2020 Table Stakes cohort

Six news organizations from across the country will participate in the 2020 Major Market Table Stakes program, a yearlong innovative learning program facilitated by API that helps news organizations transform their journalism and business through intensive change-management training for news leaders. This year’s cohort includes the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., the Akron Beacon Journal […]

New grant will allow API to help newsrooms better understand and refine their coverage of the 2020 elections

Support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will provide a special version of API’s advanced Metrics for News app free to 60 publishers. The American Press Institute today announced it received a grant of $176,400 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to help news organizations more effectively cover the 2020 elections. The grant will enable API to build special […]

American Press Institute announces grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to connect newsroom leaders and experts ahead of Election 2020

The American Press Institute today announced a grant of $388,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to build a real-time network of newsroom leaders, civic and academic institutions,  and outside experts who will communicate throughout the 2020 election to combat disinformation and other threats to honest reporting, election integrity and voter suppression. With the funds, API will […]

The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund announces $3.3 million grant to American Press Institute to expand Table Stakes

The newsroom change-management program will also include emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion led by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund on Thursday announced a $3.3 million grant to the American Press Institute to manage the core activities of Table Stakes, the fund’s local news leadership development program. […]

News Integrity Initiative gives $150k to American Press Institute to expand mentorship initiative and improve newsroom-community relationships

The News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY has granted the American Press Institute $150,000 to deepen and expand its existing newsroom mentorship initiative and help newsrooms create organizational cultures built on community listening. With the funds, API will add to the mentorship capacity it has tested over the […]

American Press Institute announces affiliation with Trusting News and Reynolds Journalism Institute, to provide new funding and growth in 2019

The American Press Institute and the Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute announced a partnership today to grow and strengthen the Trusting News project, which has been working with newsrooms across the country for the past three years. The new affiliation makes the American Press Institute a partner and the fiscal host […]

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. […]

Queens University, API host free March 1 lunch, discussion on politics and social issues

Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.) Knight School of Communication and the American Press Institute will hold a Super Tuesday event to discuss some of the most divisive and difficult topics in this year’s presidential election. REGISTER HERE   Community activists and journalists who cover them will discuss their roles in examining social issues such as […]

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 […]