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.

Knowing the news: How Gen Z and Millennials get information on essential topics

Millennials and members of Generation Z will soon become the industry’s dominant generations of news consumers and subscribers. What news topics do they follow most often, and how do they get that coverage? 

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Fine-tuning your Election Day coverage plans: A conversation with the AP

With two weeks to go before Election Day, API hosted a discussion with journalists from The Associated Press last week to go over ways newsrooms can fine-tune their coverage plans. We’ve compiled tips that might help local newsrooms in the final days before the midterm elections. Two years ago, the Covid-19 pandemic, changing election laws […]

How to reach younger, more diverse audiences

We talked with four leading journalists in regional newsrooms across the country about how we all try to reach younger and more diverse audiences with our coverage.

24 lessons for the 2022 elections

Industry leaders shared best practices, case studies and resources to help journalism organizations engage voters and provide resources needed for their audiences to cast informed ballots in the upcoming elections.

World News Day: Disinformation is a scourge on public discourse. Fact-based journalism can help stop it.

American Press Institute is sharing this article in partnership with World News Day, a global campaign to amplify the power and impact of fact-based journalism.

Thirty-one news organizations to receive support from the American Press Institute through its Election Coverage and Community Listening Fund

The projects funded will start immediately and run through this election year, but they will also yield important lessons for 2023 and 2024 that can be shared through journalism networks and conversations facilitated by API. 

‘Not normal’: What local newsrooms can do now to prepare for a series of historic elections

How do local newsrooms cover elections at a time when democratic principles are under attack, basic voting procedures are questioned, and many people fear the future of personal rights?

Connect with API at ONA 2022

The American Press Institute is pleased to participate in the 2022 Online News Association conference in Los Angeles as a Gold Sponsor. Connect with API staff and partners in person and online. Attend sessions we’re speaking at Wednesday, September 21 2:30 pm PT: Build Your Newsroom Strategy for Connecting With Communities of Color Joy Mayer, […]

Fatigue, traditionalism, and engagement: the news habits and attitudes of the Gen Z and Millennial generations

A new in-depth survey of 16- to 40-year-olds shows that members of the Gen Z and Millennial generations are active consumers of news and information, with nearly a third of them willing to pay for it. But their relationship with the news is complex — their trust in the press is low, many are experiencing […]