API updates

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. 

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. 

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.

API launches Civic Discourse and Community Voices Fund to enable local news experiments

Both nonprofit and for-profit news organizations may apply by August 21 by 8 p.m. ET for grants of up to $10,000 to be used over four months starting in September.

American Press Institute’s product development program awards $30,000 in grants to six news organizations

Over the past several months, these organizations learned the fundamentals of product development and used that knowledge to build products that would help their communities.

American Press Institute to help 5 local news organizations improve their relationships with communities

The Mobilizing News sprint for Table Stakes alumni will challenge participating teams to center community in their outreach, relationships and reporting. 

Welcome API’s new Program/Community Manager, Jan Ross P. Sakian

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Jan Ross P. Sakian has joined API’s team as a Program/Community Manager. Sakian will work within the journalism programs team to co-design, manage and help grow our Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program alumni community. The Table Stakes alumni network spans programs and organizations across the country […]

Welcome API’s new RJI Innovation Fellow, Han Vu

Vu will work on conducting user research, gathering data and turning it into user insights.