Need to Know newsletter

API’s daily Need to Know morning newsletter provides fresh, useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism. Most of the items that we curate for the newsletter each day also appear here on the website as a cumulative body of knowledge.

Need to Know: September 21, 2020

Thinking of diversity as community-building, a hotline for advice on race and gender coverage, and a Supreme Court reporter remembers RBG

Need to Know: September 18, 2020

Local news outlets expand territory, scholarships for ONA20, and TV investigative reports move to streaming services

Need to Know: September 17, 2020

How to build a membership program, beat reporting is changing during the pandemic, and meet the new Table Stakes coaches

Need to Know: September 15, 2020

How to win journalism grants, using threat modeling to guide election coverage, and who’s into ‘slow news’

Need to Know: September 14, 2020

Apply for free fundraising training, bringing the ‘citizens’ agenda’ to a debate, and how sportswriters are doing their jobs from afar

Need to Know: September 11, 2020

Diversify audiences through partnerships, modernizing public-notice ads, and how to find new readers in Facebook groups

Need to Know: September 10, 2020

Assess your subscriber retention practices, funding for news about voting, and daily ways you can improve diversity

Need to Know: September 9, 2020

Create an FAQ about your elections coverage, tips to avoid polarizing audiences, and news orgs aren’t blaming climate change

Need to Know: September 8, 2020

Engaging immigrant audiences on WhatsApp, QAnon is a ‘collective delusion,’ and The Courier Journal reflects on its protest coverage

Need to Know: September 4, 2020

Voters’ roundtable shapes local coverage, saying ‘without evidence’ isn’t good enough, and unexpected funders can help local news