API updates

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 […]

Five publishers of color selected for 2021 Listening & Sustainability Lab from API and REJ

The American Press Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping transform news organizations for an audience-centered future, is honored to announce the inaugural cohort of publishers of color for its Listening & Sustainability Lab in partnership with the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy. Publishers and journalists from the Chicago Crusader, Cicero Independiente, The […]

Thank you to these 2020 collaborators for strengthening journalism

2020 was a hinge moment in American history and for journalism. As the year passes, we wanted to take a moment to thank those with whom we were fortunate enough to collaborate. If fact-based journalism is to survive and serve democracy, it will owe much to the expertise, dedication, insight, leadership and passion of those […]

Two innovative news leaders join API Board of Trustees

The American Press Institute today announced two new members of its Board of Trustees: Paulette Brown-Hinds, founder of Voice Media Ventures, and Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher of The 19th. The two leaders expand API’s board experience in leading independent news businesses and nonprofits. The founder of Voice Media Ventures, Brown-Hinds is a second-generation publisher […]

API and REJ to help publishers of color connect community listening and revenue

Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity in Journalism Fund and the American Press Institute announced a partnership today to support publishers of color who want to explore how learning methods for listening and in-depth engagement with specific audience segments can lead to stronger journalism and new revenue streams. Over the next year, API and REJ together will […]

Announcing the third round of grantees for the Trusted Elections Network Fund

The American Press Institute today announced additional recipients of its Trusted Elections Network Fund micro-grants.  New funding to expand this initiative to improve audience-centered elections coverage comes from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. We are grateful for the additional support, allowing us to fund an additional 5 newsrooms, and bringing the total number of funded […]