The American Press Institute is working toward an inclusive democracy and society, where communities have the news and information they need to thrive. To acheve this goal, we believe collaborations of all kinds are an essential element of journalism that centers community. We seek to join forces with organizations and individuals both within the sector and from across disciplines who want to advance civic discourse and democracy, culture and inclusion, community engagement and trust, and revenue and resilience. These collaborations may involve launching an initiative together, co-hosting an event, helping news organizations experiment or researching relevant issues and developing promising solutions. Join us.

Partner With Us

We have a long history of partnering with organizations and individuals who can bring additional expertise to aid local news organizations and help us develop excellent programming to serve the industry as whole. For example, we’ve partnered with The Associated Press to help local news organizations fine-tune their election coverage, with Resolve Philly to help media improve their community engagement strategies and with the News Product Alliance to help journalists develop product prototypes that address problems their communities face. For opportunities to partner with us, please email Kevin Loker, our director of strategic partnerships and research, at


Our work is funded through a combination of earned revenue, income from our endowment and philanthropic support, which allows us to expand the ambition and reach of our initiatives. For opportunities to fund the American Press Institute’s work, please email