American Press Institute


The American Press Institute conducts research and training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path for journalism in the 21st century. The organization was founded in 1946 with the mission to help the news industry fulfill the purpose of the First Amendment – sustaining a free press in the public interest. That mission continues today.

The Institute initially was located at Columbia University’s Journalism School before moving in 1974 to Reston, Va. In early 2012, the Institute merged with the NAA Foundation of the Newspaper Association of America. The NAA Foundation was established in 1963. The new organization has expanded its mission of training through research, convening, digital education, workshops and more.