API updates

New study offers insights into funding and ethical practices in nonprofit journalism

Findings show rising funding, high levels of transparency but few written guidelines on editorial independence A new report out today breaks new ground in understanding the ethical landscape of a new area in American journalism, the funding of nonprofit news. The study, by the American Press Institute, surveys funders, nonprofit media outlets and commercial partners […]

API to support WAN-IFRA prize for News in Education

We’re pleased to share during this News in Education Week that the American Press Institute will sponsor one of this year’s World Young Reader Prizes, the annual awards for excellence in youth engagement and news literacy from WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. Support from API will go to the awards’ News […]

API to partner with Newsela, Rock the Vote for digital student election

At American Press Institute we have the benefit of building upon the work of the Newspaper Association of America’s Foundation, with which API merged with in 2012. Since the inception of the new API, we have remained committed to offering resources for teachers and newspaper professionals who want to teach about news and use it […]

Welcome our new summer fellow, Katie Yaeger

This week, we’re excited to welcome our new summer fellow, Katie Yaeger. Katie graduated from the University of Missouri this spring with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She will return to the Missouri School of Journalism in the fall to pursue her master’s in strategic communication. While studying at the University of Missouri, Katie served as the director of […]

We’re hosting a Millennial news discussion for #wjchat

Our recently released research about How Millennials Get News will be the discussion topic for the #wjchat Twitter chat this Wednesday, April 8, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Hop on the hashtag #wjchat then to discuss the findings and how to reach Millennial readers. The open chat Wednesday will be co-hosted by API deputy director Jeff Sonderman (@jeffsonderman) […]

Coming soon: How Millennials get news and information

API and and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research will be releasing a major new audience study next week. Entitled “How Millennials Get News: Inside the Habits of America’s First Digital Generation,” the report will be one of the most detailed looks yet at what kind of information adults 18-34 consume, and how. […]

API working on a new tool for educating young news consumers

When most of us grew up it was clear what we meant by “the news.” We saw boundaries — the nightly newscast, the confines of a newspaper, bulletins on a radio broadcast. Those sources still exist, but so do many more. Young people today are immersed in media, receiving news, marketing and messages from many […]

The week in fact-checking: A movie fact check better than the movie; fast-checking the prime minister

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact checking, debunking and truth telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. The technology of truth A new tool that can help separate Internet facts from unfacts — and promote a civilized debate where commenters use […]

API is building a toolkit to help news organizations run community events

Events have become an important new tool for news publishers. For some, it’s a new source of revenue — generated through sponsorship, underwriting or admission fees. For others, events are a way of presenting journalism in new ways, a different method of distributing knowledge and creating civic conversation. Events are also a form of connecting […]

NIE Week 2015 and API’s growing work on reaching a new generation of news consumers

As we approach News in Education Week (the first week of March, this year March 2 – 6), we wanted to share an update about the American Press Institute’s increasing work in matters related to helping young people be better news consumers and helping publishers better reach the next generation. API hosts and has built […]