Talks & Presentations

A collection of presentations, interviews and other public appearances by API staff.

API to hold political accountability journalism workshop at Longwood

The American Press Institute, in conjunction with Longwood University, will hold a workshop on political accountability and fact-checking journalism on Monday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. on the Longwood campus in Farmville, Va. Students, journalists and writers from the Farmville region are invited to attend. The event is free, funded through API’s accountability journalism program grant […]

Going to ONA? Come visit API’s booth in the Midway!

If you’re heading to the Online News Association annual conference Sept. 15-17 in Denver, stop by the American Press Institute’s booth in the conference midway at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. From 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15,  we’ll be giving away free flash drives pre-loaded with plenty of teaching resources […]

Hampton University, American Press Institute hold free workshop on politics and truth

Update Feb. 17, 2016: Lunch reservations are full. To attend the sessions only, please register here.  “Get Your Facts Straight: Addressing Shady Politics,” a conference on politics, truth and accountability reporting, will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication in Hampton, Va. Co-sponsored by the Kappa Tau […]

Presentation video: How to create specialized mobile news apps

This keynote presentation to the MoDevEast conference of mobile designers and developers highlights some major findings from our in-depth Strategy Study: The best strategies for creating specialized mobile apps. In a brief talk, I introduce a few ideas for how news organizations and others can identify opportunities for niche mobile apps, create quick and cheap initial […]

Presentation video: What role do professional journalists play when anyone can publish?

The audience are now publishers, and a wealth of information is public in real time. How are journalists still relevant? In the annual Shine Lecture at Michigan State University, I explain that journalism will improve when we recognize the unique strengths that community, the network and journalists all bring to the process. They are better […]

Interview audio: The new trends and realities of digital journalism

American Press Institute Deputy Director Jeff Sonderman talks with the crew of It’s All Journalism about trends in digital journalism and the new realities of being a journalist today. The interview also covers API’s new model and the basics of our new mission: helping news organizations create better journalism that people want and will use, […]

Interview video: Why to keep an eye on wearables for journalism

American Press Institute Deputy Director Jeff Sonderman reviews the new landscape of wearable tech, what may be coming and why consumers may go for the once “nerdy” devices.

Interview audio: How Americans’ sources of news are changing

API’s deputy director, Jeff Sonderman, talks with KPCC radio host Larry Mantle about how American news consumption is changing and what’s in store for the future of journalism.

Presentation video: What the audience is telling us about the future of news

Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, speaks to the American Society of News Editors conference about how the audience is taking news in a new direction.

Presentation video: Has digital technology made journalism worse, or better? Yes

American Press Institute Executive Director Tom Rosenstiel delivered this TED talk on the future of journalism at the TEDxAtlanta event on May 7, 2013.