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Fine-tuning your Election Day coverage plans: A conversation with the AP

With two weeks to go before Election Day, API hosted a discussion with journalists from The Associated Press last week to go over ways newsrooms can fine-tune their coverage plans. We’ve compiled tips that might help local newsrooms in the final days before the midterm elections. Two years ago, the Covid-19 pandemic, changing election laws […]

How to reach younger, more diverse audiences

We talked with four leading journalists in regional newsrooms across the country about how we all try to reach younger and more diverse audiences with our coverage.

24 lessons for the 2022 elections

Industry leaders shared best practices, case studies and resources to help journalism organizations engage voters and provide resources needed for their audiences to cast informed ballots in the upcoming elections.

World News Day: Disinformation is a scourge on public discourse. Fact-based journalism can help stop it.

American Press Institute is sharing this article in partnership with World News Day, a global campaign to amplify the power and impact of fact-based journalism.

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, […]

How might journalists help communities overcome division in our digital world?

Fractured, distrustful, polarized. Online and off, it’s easy to see why many of us use these words to describe our current moment. Most news organizations seek to inform and provide a common set of facts that can help their communities solve problems. But in today’s disrupted media environment, newsrooms have also wrestled with questions about […]

Polarization, journalism and the ‘pictures in our heads’: A Q&A with Yanna Krupnikov

Polarization challenges journalists’ ability to do their jobs. With divergent narratives on the political left and right, it can feel almost immobilizing to figure out ways to convey facts to people who seem to live in entirely different realities. Navigating how to build trust with those communities may feel demoralizing, and especially so if prominent […]

These news orgs are boosting revenue with locally themed merchandise

Last May, a pair of endangered piping plovers laid eggs on Chicago’s Montrose Beach. As cinema stars and mascots for local conservationists, the two birds – dubbed Monty and Rose – had already built up quite a fan base among Chicagoans. The nonprofit news outlet Block Club Chicago drew so many readers with its coverage […]

What might journalism learn from ‘bridging’? A Q&A with Mónica Guzmán

In recent years, the number of nonprofits and initiatives that could be categorized under a concept called “bridging” has expanded in the U.S.: Millions of Conversations, The People’s Supper and Good Conflict are just a few. Some efforts build on conflict resolution practices at a large scale (think social psychology) or individual (think marriage counseling), […]