API updates

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. 

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, […]

Five news organizations join API’s sprint program to better serve diverse communities

Five news organizations will participate in the American Press Institute’s communities sprint program, a five-month cohort aimed at helping newsrooms better engage with and serve diverse audiences. Designed in partnership with the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, this initiative serves alumni of the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program, which advances innovations in […]

How the creator of API’s Inclusion Index wants to improve coverage of communities of color

One moment years ago remains influential in my thinking about issues of diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the newsroom. In the hallway of an upstate New York courthouse, a local Black pastor came up to me. What he told me was quite jarring. “Man, you’re a racist,” he told me. I was dumbfounded. […]

American Press Institute names Samantha Ragland Vice President of Journalism Programs

Samantha Ragland, an experienced journalist, educator and digital strategist, will join the American Press Institute as Vice President of Journalism Programs. Ragland is currently a member of the faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies where she also serves as director of the Leadership Academy for Women in Media. “Samantha is an accomplished journalist, […]

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 […]

API launches Election Coverage & Community Listening Fund

The deadline for submissions was 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 17. Funding decisions will be made by Wednesday, August 24, 2022, with applicants notified shortly thereafter. For any additional information or questions, please email elections@pressinstitute.org. The American Press Institute is launching a small grants initiative to help newsrooms improve and deepen their relationships with their communities in […]

API selects four news organizations for inaugural Beyond Print cohort

Four news organizations will participate in the American Press Institute’s new Beyond Print program, which will help guide publishers away from print-centric revenue models toward a sustainable digital future.  Under the new initiative, news organizations will review their reliance on print revenues and create digital-first products and workflows. As part of the cohort, participants will […]

Technologist and journalist Elite Truong joins the executive team at the American Press Institute

Elite Truong, an experienced journalist, product owner and project manager, will join the American Press Institute as its first Vice President, Product Strategy. Truong most recently worked as director of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post.  “Elite is a remarkable leader with a product mindset who has worked at the intersection of news, revenue and […]

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 […]