News releases

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 TBD.com, 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. […]

American Press Institute merges with Newspaper Association of America Foundation

Arlington, Va. – The American Press Institute (API) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation (NAAF) announced today that they will merge to create a dynamic new organization focused on meeting newspapers’ crucial multimedia training and development needs. The merger agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both organizations. API and NAAF […]