This page collects the latest from a broad range of the original content API publishes, including survey research on news audiences, strategy studies that offer practical guidance for news organizations, and updates about the work we’re doing.

American Press Institute awards $50,000 in Beyond Print Convening grants to support digital transformation

The American Press Institute awarded two $25,000 grants to The Keene Sentinel and the National Trust for Local News to support experimentation and progress around the print transition with the goal of keeping customers and revenues. 

17 news organizations receive support from the American Press Institute Civic Discourse and Community Voices Fund

The projects will start immediately and run for four months, during which the news organizations will convene events, try new coverage approaches or embark on other projects aimed at encouraging local residents to engage in valuable conversations about the most pressing issues they face. 

How community listening can help shape election-year coverage

Last year, API distributed small grants before the midterm elections to help fuel listening experiments led by 31 news organizations across the country, legacy and startup newsrooms across digital, print and broadcast platforms. What did they learn from these sessions, and how might those lessons be integrated into their elections coverage in the future?

Join us to explore mental health solutions for journalists

The API Local News Summit: Mental Health and Sustainability is scheduled for Oct. 10-11 in Atlanta, Georgia, and is specifically designed for leaders prioritizing mental health in the newsroom. 

Diversify Your Sources

Katie Kutsko amplifies insights and shares resources she's learned alongside newsrooms who track the diversity of people quoted in their stories through Source Matters, API’s award-winning source diversity tracking and analysis tool. 

American Press Institute launches expanded training portfolio for local news organizations

We’re here to help you move through the stages of what it means to be a healthy news organization and a healthy news contributor — whether you’re dealing with revenue or cultural challenges or effectively managing change. 

American Press Institute’s community listening sprint awards $15,000 in grants to five news organizations

Since June, the cohort has been learning from industry experts about growing trust with communities and creating workflows that support audience listening.

Newsletter strategies to build retention, trust and revenue

Establishing a newsletter strategy can help you set goals and quantify success — or even determine whether a newsletter is a good fit for your audience. 

How to audit sources: A guide to help you get started

This guide will help you track sources in your journalism. API assembled a cohort of newsrooms in 2023 to track the diversity of people quoted in their stories through Source Matters, API’s award-winning source diversity tracking and analysis tool. The insights in this guide have been learned alongside newsrooms participating in the cohort. Journalists have […]

Local News and AI

Welcome to API’s Local News and AI series. I’m Elite Truong, API’s Vice President of Product Strategy. Over the next four weeks in August, we’ll be sharing resources and advice on how AI can serve your news organization. We’re here to help cut through the noise and share what you need to know about AI […]