The American Press Institute helps media and journalism leaders modernize their editorial and business strategies.

  • We conduct research and develop programs and products to build successful, healthy news organizations.​
  • We amplify best practices to showcase how journalists can thrive in their communities.
  • We create practical, actionable research and facilitate collaborative discussions that move the news industry forward.

Our work in action


grants awarded in 2023

to local news organizations as part of our Civic Discourse and Community Listening Fund, Beyond Print Convening funding, our Table Stakes sprint grants and more. 


program participants in 2023

through our coaching, cohorts, virtual sessions, in-person events, office hours and more.


organizations in Table Stakes alumni network

More than 200 news organizations nationwide have participated in Table Stakes across several versions of the program at universities and institutes.


industry events in 2023

including API Local News Summits, Beyond Print Convening, API Tech Talks, Table Stakes alumni events and more.


of API Local News Summit on Opinion attendees...

…met someone they didn’t know but whose work they admired.


Better News case studies

published since the site launched to provide readers with tools, tips and tactics to strengthen news organizations, drive revenue and build community.