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.

Guiding people to practical information: Key takeaways from experiments in ‘service journalism’

Service journalism is having a moment. Newsrooms large and small are discovering — and in some cases, rediscovering — that they can find traction in giving consumers practical information, on subjects ranging from voting to student debt to COVID-19, in a confusing world. With midterm elections approaching, economic concerns multiplying and the pandemic grinding onward, […]

Welcome API’s new Editorial Manager, Lilly Chapa

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Lilly Chapa has joined our team as an Editorial Manager. In her role, she will work on developing an editorial strategy for all of API’s content and resources, including articles, columns, newsletters, reports, and videos. She will also set editorial guidelines, style, and standards, help execute […]

Welcome API’s new Administrative Assistant, Anastasia Bielecka

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Anastasia Bielecka has joined our team as an Administrative Assistant. In her role, she will work across the organization to streamline API operations, including working with the finance department to track expenses, collaborating with the Product Strategy team to track and pitch conference sessions, helping with […]

Welcome API’s new Senior Communications Manager, Kamila Jambulatova

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Kamila Jambulatova has joined our team as Senior Communications Manager. In her role, she will work across the organization to develop and execute marketing and communication strategies to help drive awareness, reach, and engagement around all API’s programs and services. Before joining API, Jambulatova was a […]

What local news organizations are learning by guiding audiences to practical information

Join the American Press Institute for a discussion Monday, June 27, 2022, on how publishers are building upon experiments with practical guides, messaging services and more, including lessons that may help guide outreach and coverage for the fall 2022 elections. Local news organizations seeking to better serve their communities in recent years have leaned into […]

API continues support for Table Stakes alumni with new sprint program

The American Press Institute (API) today announced that five news organizations and four coaches have been selected for the digital subscriptions growth and retention sprint program for alumni of the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program, which advances innovations in local journalism through intensive change-management training for news leaders.  The sprint program is funded by […]

How might journalists help communities overcome division in our digital world?

Fractured, distrustful, polarized. Online and off, it’s easy to see why many of us use these words to describe our current moment. Most news organizations seek to inform and provide a common set of facts that can help their communities solve problems. But in today’s disrupted media environment, newsrooms have also wrestled with questions about […]

Polarization, journalism and the ‘pictures in our heads’: A Q&A with Yanna Krupnikov

Polarization challenges journalists’ ability to do their jobs. With divergent narratives on the political left and right, it can feel almost immobilizing to figure out ways to convey facts to people who seem to live in entirely different realities. Navigating how to build trust with those communities may feel demoralizing, and especially so if prominent […]

These news orgs are boosting revenue with locally themed merchandise

Last May, a pair of endangered piping plovers laid eggs on Chicago’s Montrose Beach. As cinema stars and mascots for local conservationists, the two birds – dubbed Monty and Rose – had already built up quite a fan base among Chicagoans. The nonprofit news outlet Block Club Chicago drew so many readers with its coverage […]

Join API at NICAR22 to talk tracking source diversity

We at the American Press Institute are excited to participate in person this year at NICAR22, the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ annual data journalism conference.  Liz Worthington, API’s Director of Metrics for News and Source Matters, will join a session to talk about tracking the diversity of sources (Saturday, March 5, at 10:45 a.m EST). […]