API Summit on Accountability Journalism: Top reporters talk about impact and engagement

The American Press Institute will hold its third, invitation-only Thought Leader Summit on accountability journalism at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22-23, 2016.

Top accountability journalists from a diverse group of media organizations will spend two days examining and discussing their reporting processes and approaches. Using data from the American Press Institute’s Metrics for News program and other methods, API staffers selected 17  journalists who are highly engaging and effective in their efforts to reach audiences and increase the impact of their content. The goal of this unique Thought Leader Summit is to identify techniques and models that can be shared with journalists everywhere to assist them in increasing the effectiveness of their own reporting on community issues, government and politics. Through the working sessions at the summit, we will identify these journalists’ most successful practices and then build teachable models from that information.

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, known for her successful engagement of reader communities, will speak with the journalists during the summit.

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Journalists from these organizations are scheduled to attend: 

Sacramento Bee, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Topeka Capital-Journal, Miami Herald, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Skagit Valley Herald, Reno Gazette, The Undefeated, St. Louis Public Radio, MinnPost, The Washington Post, Philly.com, The Virginian-Pilot, Dallas Morning News, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and KUSA-TV in Denver.

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The summit is part of API’s ongoing accountability journalism project, which since 2014 has examined political and fact-checking reporting and other types of reporting designed to help people understand issues important to living in a democratic society. The project has received funding from the Democracy Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation.

Use this link to sign up for the project’s weekly newsletter, published in conjunction with the Poynter Institute. Contact Jane Elizabeth, senior manager in charge of the program, for more information about the Accountability Project.