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Need to Know: September 21, 2021

How a publisher succeeds with just one story a day, the future of print, and journalists leaving the industry

Need to Know: September 20, 2020

API’s Metrics for News team is hiring, how to do fewer stories but tell them better, and lessons from a year on Substack

Need to Know: September 17, 2021

Weekly roundup — new hires & funding at API, a $300M fund for local news, and many journalists can’t afford their student loans

Need to Know: Sept. 16, 2021

10 local news orgs get funding for reporting projects, lessons from source diversity audits, and how to visualize inequality

Need to Know: Sept. 15, 2021

Learn how two publishers keep subscribers, keeping local news locally owned, and remote jobs improve applicant pools

Need to Know: September 13, 2021

J-school grads struggle to pay down loans, ‘pay what you can’ news memberships, and better brainstorming meetings

Need to Know: September 10, 2021

Making newsrooms a better place to work, Facebook misinfo outstrips news, and a collaborative for Black media

Need to Know: September 9, 2021

How to tell stories for and with Black residents, covering vaccine hesitancy, and digital strategy for small publishers

Need to Know: September 8, 2021

What ‘fairness’ in news stories looks like, low-cost training on investigative techniques, and what a viral story says about media bias

Need to Know: September 7, 2021

Why we need to redesign journalism jobs, election misinfo attracted more clicks than real news, and a better way to collect emails