API updates

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Track the diversity of your sources with Source Matters — an easy automated tool from API

In recent months we at the American Press Institute have taken a deep dive into how news organizations can expand their sourcing to represent fairly and fully the diversity of their communities. In this post we’d like to share what we’ve learned, introduce new technology we’ve created so far to address the challenges, and invite […]

American Press Institute Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel to Join Faculty at University of Maryland Journalism School

The American Press Institute announced today that after nine years of innovative growth, Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel will be joining the faculty at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill School of Journalism as the Eleanor Merrill Visiting Professor on the Future of Journalism. “While Tom’s decision to resign is a tremendous loss for us, we […]

API’s ‘Local News Ideas-to-Action Series’ to advance local governance reporting

The American Press Institute is beginning a new effort to support audience-centered accountability and government reporting, starting with a kickoff event June 17. Through discussion, peer learning and small project funds, the Local News Ideas-to-Action Series will help news organizations learn from journalists and newsrooms prioritizing the information needs of their communities to shape reporting; […]

American Press Institute announces 2021 Table Stakes cohort and coaches

The American Press Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping transform news organizations for an audience-centered future, today announced eight news organizations and six coaches selected for the 2021 Major Market cohort of the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program, an innovative yearlong change management program supported by the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund. We are […]