API updates

American Press Institute Announces New Executive Director and CEO, Michael D. Bolden

The American Press Institute, an affiliate of the News Media Alliance dedicated to helping news publishers navigate and adapt to organizational and industry change to sustain journalism, today announced it has hired Michael D. Bolden as its new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Bolden, currently the director of culture and operations at the San […]

Welcome API’s new Metrics for News team member, Shay Totten

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Shay Totten has joined our team as Newsroom Success Manager. In his role, Totten will work with the Metrics for News team, supporting publishers in their use of analytics to inform content strategy. Metrics for News is a product of the American Press Institute. The highly […]

Community listening advisers to help publishers of color engage targeted audience segments

The American Press Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping transform news organizations for an audience-centered future, today announced the five community engagement experts supporting news organizations in its Listening & Sustainability Lab in partnership with the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy. Each of these “listening advisers” supports one of five publishers of […]

Start your 2022 source tracking goals now

Is your newsroom working to broaden the diversity of your sources to better reflect and serve the communities you cover? There are many ways to go about this work and one of the tangible ways to get started is to start the practice of auditing and monitoring sources quoted in local stories. For many newsrooms, […]

Welcome API’s new Table Stakes team member, Kamaria Roberts

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Kamaria Roberts joined our team as Deputy Director of Local News Transformation on Monday, Oct. 18. In her role, Roberts will work with the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program, an innovative yearlong change management program supported by the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund. The Table […]

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 […]

American Press Institute Hires Search Firm, Begins Search for New Executive Director

The American Press Institute (API), an affiliate of the News Media Alliance dedicated to helping news publishers navigate and adapt to organizational and industry change in order to sustain journalism, has hired a firm to begin the search for a new Executive Director. Internationally known search firm Korn Ferry will work with the API Board […]

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 […]