Publications

This page collects the latest from a broad range of the original content API publishes, including survey research on news audiences, strategy studies that offer practical guidance for news organizations, and updates about the work we’re doing.

Announcing recipients from the API Local News Ideas-to-Action Fund

The American Press Institute today announced that 10 local news organizations will receive funding through the Local News Ideas-to-Action Fund, API’s new initiative to support accountability and government reporting that better prioritizes the needs of local communities. The selected projects reflect a deep commitment from journalists and their organizations toward understanding and responding to the […]

Welcome API’s new Director of Inclusion and Audience Growth, Letrell Deshan Crittenden

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Letrell Deshan Crittenden will join our team as Director of Inclusion and Audience Growth on Monday, Sept. 20. Dr. Crittenden joins API from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he was program director and assistant professor of communication. He specializes in issues related to diversity and […]

Journalism managers are burned out. Is it time for a work redesign?

The lone editor at a small newsroom owned by a large corporation was overwhelmed, once again. A few big stories had consumed his entire staff of nine reporters — most of whom were newly hired and inexperienced. As he tried furiously to edit, coach and organize, he also was fielding phone calls, emails and Slack […]

What can journalists do about the ‘Unreality Crisis’?

This is the fourth installment of a column from API Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel about the press and politics, culture and media ethics, technology and the search for sustainability for news. It is published in partnership with the Poynter Institute. Read the previous column here. The numbers are hard for some to fathom. More than six in […]

How to stop doing work that underperforms: Advice from 4 newsrooms

One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard from the newsrooms we work with is that there’s not enough time. Journalism has always been a high-stress job, but it’s become increasingly so as budgets have tightened across the industry and newsrooms have tried to keep up the pace and volume of work with fewer resources. But […]

Metrics for News users: Apply to be part of our ‘Reaching New Audiences’ cohort

The Metrics for News team is excited to announce a new opportunity for Metrics for News partner newsrooms to join a cohort focused on how to reach new audiences. We will have up to 10 available spots in the cohort. During the pandemic, we learned that many of our newsroom partners were interested in using […]

Apply for funding to support government and accountability reporting

Do you have ideas for new ways government and accountability journalism can reflect the needs of local communities? The American Press Institute is now accepting applications from local news organizations for small-project funding to do this kind of work. Eligible local news outlets can apply for funds through August 6, 2021 in amounts from $2,500 […]

Journalism in the fog of ‘high conflict’: Q&A with Amanda Ripley  

When I think about the word “conflict,” it’s hard not to think of journalism. I learn about most conflicts in the world and many even in our own country through news coverage of them. But with the speed and aggression at which information barrels at us today, it’s sometimes hard to stop and think about […]

API is leading a free training for newsrooms on Google Analytics 4

On Thursday, July 15, 1-2 p.m. ET, API’s Metrics for News team will host a virtual informational session on the next generation of Google Analytics. The free session will help newsrooms prepare for Google Analytics 4. Google Analytics Universal data will not migrate to GA4, which is why it’s important that users set up a new […]

Where you can find API at ONA21

API is participating in sessions on source diversity, organizational buy-in and employee burnout; our affiliate Trusting News is leading a conversation on building trust through better crime coverage. The past two years have seen a lot of change and growth at API. We’ve worked hard to help newsrooms better understand their audiences through analytics, to […]