Free content, tools and funding to help your newsroom cover the coronavirus from API


As newsrooms work flat-out to cover the biggest story of our time, API is highlighting some of the free tools and grant funding that are being developed to supplement newsrooms’ existing resources around coronavirus coverage.

API recognizes that newsrooms have very little time to explore these opportunities. For that reason, they are focusing on:

  • tools that you can easily embed in your existing workflow and platforms
  • coronavirus content that your newsroom can republish for free
  • at-a-glance summaries of new grants so that you can see whether you’re eligible, the deadline to apply, and what’s involved in the application process.

View the entire list of resources here.


Metrics for News Coronavirus Dashboard

What: The American Press Institute created a special dashboard in their analytics tool Metrics for News to help newsrooms assess the impact of their COVID-19 coverage. They are offering up to 20 newsrooms free access to that dashboard for at least four months.

Who: Any newsroom *that already uses Google Analytics* and is looking for deeper insights into how their audiences are engaging with their COVID-19 coverage is encouraged to apply for access to the dashboard.

When: Apply by Friday, March 27. *On Wednesday, March 25, they will host a live demo to show how the Coronavirus Dashboard works.

How: Fill out this short application form in under 10 minutes.