API updates

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. […]

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 […]

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). […]