News releases

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 […]

Poynter and the American Press Institute team up to offer Digital Storytelling Summit for Washington D.C.-area college students

Students will learn key skill sets to navigate the digital media environment, expand networking opportunities and share ideas WASHINGTON, D.C. — Poynter, a global leader in journalism education, and the American Press Institute are partnering to host a comprehensive Digital Storytelling Summit to teach college students advanced skills for today’s digital news environment and to provide […]

The American Press Institute, The Associated Press and NORC at the University of Chicago announce new research initiative

The Media Insight Project will focus on understanding changing news audiences WASHINGTON, DC — The American Press Institute (API), The Associated Press and NORC at the University of Chicago announced today that they have formed a new joint research initiative to better understand news audiences. The new program will be called the Media Insight Project […]

American Press Institute announces major project to improve fact-checking journalism

ARLINGTON, VA—The American Press Institute (“API”) announced today that it has received a grant of up to $400,000 over two years from the Democracy Fund. The grant will support research to improve political fact checking. The Institute will also work with news outlets to significantly increase the adoption of fact checking practices as well as […]

Four publications receive API-supported awards for young reader programs from WAN-IFRA

PARIS – The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has announced its World Young Reader Prize winners for 2013, including awards to four publications that earned distinctions in American Press Institute-supported “Enduring Excellence” categories.

American Press Institute hires Jeff Sonderman as Deputy Director

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Press Institute announced today Jeff Sonderman is joining the organization as deputy director. Sonderman was most recently the digital media fellow at The Poynter Institute and previously worked as the managing editor of, a digital news operation in Washington, D.C. As deputy director, Sonderman will explore how digital technology […]

American Press Institute and Newseum celebrate Newspaper In Education Week, March 4-8

Arlington, Va. – The American Press Institute and the Newseum are partnering to celebrate Newspaper In Education Week March 4-8. Held annually during the first full week in March, NIE Week emphasizes the use of newspapers as educational resources in classrooms across a range of subjects. For NIE Week, the American Press Institute is providing […]

The American Press Institute board of trustees appoints Tom Rosenstiel executive director

Arlington, Va. – Tom Rosenstiel, a distinguished journalist, author and researcher, today was named the new Executive Director of the American Press Institute, the foundation of the Newspaper Association of America. Rosenstiel, the founder and director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center, is one of the country’s most widely […]

American Press Institute announces Transformation Tour

Arlington, Va. – The “Transformation Tour,” presented by the American Press Institute with The Poynter Institute, kicks off this September to provide game-changing strategies for newspaper leaders to grow audience, develop content and drive revenue. Pioneers and practitioners of the newspaper industry – including Clark Gilbert of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Chuck […]

Poynter, API and Knight Foundation team up to help newspapers with digital tools training

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Poynter Institute, the American Press Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are teaming up to provide a major public service at a critical time by launching a new program featuring ongoing training in the state-of-the-art digital tools that newspapers need to multiply their productivity and impact. […]