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: November 23, 2020

News outlets invest in service journalism, when to avoid anonymous sources, and why programmers are in demand in newsrooms

Need to Know: November 20, 2020

What sustainable news orgs have in common, how to find diverse sources, and how newspaper ads spread lies

Need to Know: November 19, 2020

Subscription success centered on newsletters, the national outlets entering local news, and misinformation’s hold on GOP partisans

Need to Know: November 18, 2020

Audiences are turning away from COVID-19 coverage, how comics journalism fights news fatigue, and API welcomes two new board members

Need to Know: November 17, 2020

Explain how you investigate claims of voter fraud, helping audiences tell their own stories, and who are the ‘Substackerati’

Need to Know: November 16, 2020

How to cover crises on Twitter, post-voting stories you should be covering, and why the United States’ political divide is exceptional

Need to Know: November 13, 2020

Fact-checking election misinformation isn’t enough, elections don’t have to be a seasonal beat, and how to humanize housing coverage

Need to Know: November 12, 2020

It’s time to rebuild local newsrooms, paywalls are tightening, and how a timeline of COVID news led to many subscriptions

Need to Know: November 11, 2020

The case for investing in service journalism, rethinking obits, and a new crop of for-profit local news networks

Need to Know: November 10, 2020

Demystify the electoral process, API and REJ to form Listening & Sustainability Lab, and why email newsletters keep subscribers