API updates

Welcome API’s new Editorial Manager, Lilly Chapa

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Lilly Chapa has joined our team as an Editorial Manager. In her role, she will work on developing an editorial strategy for all of API’s content and resources, including articles, columns, newsletters, reports, and videos. She will also set editorial guidelines, style, and standards, help execute […]

API launches Election Coverage & Community Listening Fund

The deadline for submissions was 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 17. Funding decisions will be made by Wednesday, August 24, 2022, with applicants notified shortly thereafter. For any additional information or questions, please email elections@pressinstitute.org. The American Press Institute is launching a small grants initiative to help newsrooms improve and deepen their relationships with their communities in […]

API selects four news organizations for inaugural Beyond Print cohort

Four news organizations will participate in the American Press Institute’s new Beyond Print program, which will help guide publishers away from print-centric revenue models toward a sustainable digital future.  Under the new initiative, news organizations will review their reliance on print revenues and create digital-first products and workflows. As part of the cohort, participants will […]

Technologist and journalist Elite Truong joins the executive team at the American Press Institute

Elite Truong, an experienced journalist, product owner and project manager, will join the American Press Institute as its first Vice President, Product Strategy. Truong most recently worked as director of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post.  “Elite is a remarkable leader with a product mindset who has worked at the intersection of news, revenue and […]

Welcome API’s new Administrative Assistant, Anastasia Bielecka

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Anastasia Bielecka has joined our team as an Administrative Assistant. In her role, she will work across the organization to streamline API operations, including working with the finance department to track expenses, collaborating with the Product Strategy team to track and pitch conference sessions, helping with […]

API launches diversity initiative in Pittsburgh to improve how news organizations serve communities of color

Inclusion Index focuses on creating better relationships with readers and fostering belonging in newsrooms The American Press Institute has launched an initiative to assess and improve how multiple news organizations in a single area cover communities of color.  The first effort began in June in Pittsburgh, focusing on five newsrooms serving the Steel City.   In […]

Welcome API’s new Senior Communications Manager, Kamila Jambulatova

The American Press Institute is excited to announce that Kamila Jambulatova has joined our team as Senior Communications Manager. In her role, she will work across the organization to develop and execute marketing and communication strategies to help drive awareness, reach, and engagement around all API’s programs and services. Before joining API, Jambulatova was a […]

What local news organizations are learning by guiding audiences to practical information

Join the American Press Institute for a discussion Monday, June 27, 2022, on how publishers are building upon experiments with practical guides, messaging services and more, including lessons that may help guide outreach and coverage for the fall 2022 elections. Local news organizations seeking to better serve their communities in recent years have leaned into […]

API continues support for Table Stakes alumni with new sprint program

The American Press Institute (API) today announced that five news organizations and four coaches have been selected for the digital subscriptions growth and retention sprint program for alumni of the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program, which advances innovations in local journalism through intensive change-management training for news leaders.  The sprint program is funded by […]

API receives $1.65 million grant to extend management of Table Stakes through 2023

Support will enable program to serve more diverse communities with essential products and help journalists adapt to a changing field The American Press Institute (API) today announced a $1.65 million grant from The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund to continue API’s management of the core activities of the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program through […]